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Hot melt applicator

The Mod-Plus(TM) Marathon BF automatic applicator from ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) uses a large internally heated filter that is said to virtually eliminate plugged nozzles that result in downtime and product rejects.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Mahaffy & Harder Engineering Co. (Fairfield, NJ): Mike McCann, dir. of sales & mktg., replacing George W. Troyan, vp of mktg. & sales who has retired.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Hoppmann Corp. (Chantilly, VA): Jeff Lambert, West Coast regional sales mgr.
Materials Product Brief
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Seven-layer coextruded film

Curwood (Oshkosh, WI) has introduced ICE(TM) (internal coolant exchange) 9300, a new seven-layer high-barrier coextruded flexible film. It provides haze-free clarity, color fade protection and longer shelf life, says the company.
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Desiccants

Tri-Sorb® desiccant tablets from United Desiccants (Louisville, KY) provide the same adsorption strength as standard desiccants, but take only a fraction of the space.
Machine Product Brief
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Automatic weigher

Batching Systems (Owings, MD) has introduced its Batchmaster® Fast Automatic Weigher. Unique to this system is a feeder bowl and patent-pending accumulator system that allows constant feeding of product.
Controls Product Brief
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Bar code booklet

An updated 20-page booklet entitled "How to Stay on Top of Bar Codes" is available free from Weber Marking Systems (Arling-ton Heights, IL). Examines trends and technologies associated with bar codes, including bar code terminology.
Machine Product Brief
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Dual-infeed palletizer

The Model HSP-6DI is a dual-infeed automatic case palletizer from Currie Machinery Co. (Santa Clara, CA). Developed for high-speed production lines, it can accommodate speeds to 140 cases/min, depending on case and pattern specifications.
Controls Product Brief
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EAS packet placer

In a collaboration with Sensormatic Electronics (Deerfield Beach, FL), George Gordon Associates (Nashua, NH) has developed a new machine that places elect-ronic ar-ticle surveilance (EAS) labels or "packets" inside rigid containers.
Materials Product Brief
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Spouted bulk bag liner

Rhino liners from Custom Packaging Systems (Manistee, WI) are one-piece liners that can be made in single or multiple plies, in a range of thicknesses.

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