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Cheese overwrap film

Designed to replace conventional overwrap films for cheese, Cryovac's (Duncan, SC) BDF-4000 is a high-barrier film with built-in oxygen and aroma barriers.
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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

Glass Packaging Institute (Washington, DC): John J. Ghaznavi, Chairman of the GPI Board of Trustees.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

ACX Technologies, Inc. (Golden, CO) announced its intent to merge Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA) with Gravure Packaging, Inc. (Richmond, VA).
Controls Product Brief
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Filling system

The Modulebloc(TM) filling system from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) fills cylindrical or oval-shaped containers at speeds to 125/min.
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.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) and Shanghai Hongwen Paper Mill Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) signed a formal joint venture agreement to form a new company called Sonoco Hongwen Paper Co., Ltd.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hueck Foils, Inc. (Manasquan, NJ) plans to build its first manufacturing plant in Richmond County, SC.
Controls Product Brief
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Noncontact sensors

Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH) has introduced the Super-prox® Model SM506A-400 (cable style) and SM556A-400 (connector style) ultrasonic, noncontact sensors.

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