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Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (Thorofare, NJ): Nicholas Martino, vp, mktg.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) is beginning operations in Indonesia to produce both consumer and industrial packaging products.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Label printer/applicator

Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT) has introduced the Acclaim400(TM) label printer designed to print and automatically apply labels to packages varying in height from .125" to 32".
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MEK ink replacement

Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) has developed a line of ethyl acetate-based inks designed to replace methyl ethyl ketone inks. EA inks release less odors than MEK inks, are biodegradable and can be easily broken down and absorbed in the human body, says the company.
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Riverwood Intl. (Atlanta, GA): Octavio Orta, senior vp; W.D. (Don) Tatum, vp, North American packaging operations.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 registration: Schneider Plastics, Inc. (San Marcos, CA); Lumonics Inc. (Kanata, Ontario, Canada); Best Label Co., Inc. (Cerritos, CA).
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Supplier news: Achievements

Rock-Tenn Co.'s (Norcross, GA) Packaging and Materials Testing Laboratory has been approved as a Certified Laboratory Member of the International Safe Transit Assn.
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Integral bottle cleaner

Kaps-All Packaging Systems (Riverhead, NY) has introduced the Model AC-I Integral Bottle Cleaner. It inverts containers, blasts them with filtered ionized air and vacuums them over an effective range of up to 30" without the need for twist chutes or change parts.
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Bar code printer

The Gemini was designed by Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) as the first Windows(TM)-only bar code label printer. It accepts most Windows programs, so labels can be printed from existing applications, without special program-ming or additional software.

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