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Calendared rigid film

From BP Chemicals, lightweight Barex® rigid film calendared by American Mirrex (New Castle, DE) is a uniform, high performance, thin-gauge, single-layer thermoform rigid film.
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Machine Product Brief
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Centralized ink delivery

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) has introduced the patent-pending Centralized Ink Delivery system for the PEL Series high-resolution ink-jet system. Designed for applications requiring two or more print heads, it uses a single ink source, instead of separate bottles, to minimize maintenance.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL) acquired Hexacomb, Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL) for $58 million.
Controls Product Brief
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Color guides

The 1996 edition of the Pantone® (Carl-stadt, NJ) Color Refer-ence guide is now available. As exposure to light or prolonged contact may cause fading or discoloration of these guides, the company recommends that they be updated annually to assure color accuracy.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Klockner Bartelt/ Medipak and TechniStar Corp. (Longmont, CO) have signed an exclusive agreement for Klockner to market a new line of automatic case packers, jointly developed by the two companies.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink labels for cans

PP shrink labels for 12-oz necked-in bright cans are now available from Salem Label (Salem, OH). This eliminates obsolete preprinted cans at the end of a promotion.
Materials Product Brief
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Stand-alone corrugated case lidder

Salwasser Mfg.'s (Reedley, CA) Model TL-60 stand-alone automatic mechanical corrugated lid forming, sealing and placing machine positions lids on filled HSC display cases or trays at speeds to 15/min.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Mead Containerboard (Atlanta, GA) will be awarded the status of Certified Supplier by Willamette Industries, Inc.
Controls Product Brief
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Label software

QuickStep(TM) is a new step-and-repeat software from Barco Graphics (Vandalia, OH). For packaging and label configurations, this icon-based interface has an object-oriented design to create an easy-to-learn program.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO) acquired Michigan Can and Tube.

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