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Label printer

With the Apollo 2 stand-alone label printer from Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) label formats, graphics and bar codes can be downloaded onto the PCMCIA memory card for remote operation of many high-level software functions without an attached computer.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Thomas L. French, COO.
Materials Product Brief
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Aluminum bottles

A new line of aluminum bottles has been developed for the pharmaceutical industry by O. Berk (Union, NJ). Applications include antibiotics, bulk concentrated vitamins and ether, as well as essential oils and other health and beauty-related products.
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Corrugated pallet system

The EZ-Pallet from Paper Systems (Des Moines, IA) is a 100% recyclable, corrugated stackable pallet said by the company to be 80% lighter than traditional wooden pallets.
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Label study

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (Naperville, IL) has released an updated version of its study, "The North American Market for P-S Labels." The nearly 200-page report examines the latest trends in raw materials, converting methods and end-user markets for the tag and label industry.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hueck Foils L.L.C. (Manasquan, NJ) began constructing its first North American plant, a 50ꯠ sq' manufacturing facility near Columbia, SC.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) received the Supplier of the Year award from E. D. Smith & Sons, Ltd., Winona, Ontario, Canada.
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Cap inspection system

A new cap inspection system monitors potential faults in a packaging line and ensures ideal sealing conditions, says manufacturer Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI).
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Pouch filling and sealing

The Hensen BF 350/DU high-speed pouch filling and sealing machine from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) is designed to handle most types of stand-up pouches, including those with spouts or handles, as well as pillow or block-bottom bags.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Michelman (Cincinnati, OH) and Drex-Chem Technologies (Singapore) will form Michelman Asia-Pacific (MAP) (Singapore) to manufacture water-based coatings for the paper industry.

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