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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) has formed a new business unit for system integration of packaging machinery for the food/chemical industries; David Miller has been appointed vp, pkg.
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Four-side seal machine for medical device pouches

Doyen Medipharm (Morris Plains, NJ) has introduced a fully automated electronic four-side seal machine for high-speed pouching of medical devices. Combined with the manufacturer's flexographic package printing system, the machine can package a range of medical products into sterile pouches, and print a 12" x 12" area on-line, at speeds over 250 containers/min.
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Aseptic screw cap fitment

International Paper (Memphis, TN) has introduced a screw cap for aseptic liter liquid containers. The Aseptic Liter Fitment is a counter-rotating device that breaks the foil seal found on liquid aseptic packages.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): David W. Oskin, executive vp for consumer pkg. and specialty industrial products.
Controls Product Brief
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Heart-shaped bottle

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced a heart-shaped bottle for the gourmet food and specialty product market. The glass bottles are available in 250- and 750-mL sizes.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) will build a PET bottle resin plant near Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Materials Product Brief
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Cook-in films

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) has released data sheets describing the full family of CN-Series cook-in materials, the multi-ply, co-extruded shrinkable structures for meat and poultry products.
Machine Product Brief
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Optical character verification

PPT Vision (Minneapolis, MN) has announced an Optical Character Verification (OCV) tool designed to perform high-speed visual inspection and verification of printed characters.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Jefferson Smurfit Group plc (Dublin, Ireland) announced that Smurfit Ireland and UK have established a joint venture with the Singapore-based New Toyo Group to manufacture folding cartons.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Challenge, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN); Gulf States Paper Corp.'s (Tuscaloosa, AL) Waco, TX, plant; Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St.

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