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Semi-automatic feeder

Fleetwood Systems' (Romeoville, IL) Rotopak(TM) is a universal semi-automatic feeder unit that improves the efficiency of lines handling magazine-fed products.
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Pouch packager

In response to an increased demand for larger stand-up pouches, Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) has developed a large-format pouch packager. The RPM-L horizontal pouch packager makes stand-up and zippered pouches in sizes 20% larger than the previous model--up to 9.5" x 12", with a 4" gusseted bottom.
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Twist-off nozzle

The EZ-Change(TM) hot-melt nozzle from ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) improves productivity and facilitates quick changeover. Its one-piece construction of solid brass helps keep adhesive temperatures more consistent, reducing adhesive stringing.
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Nordson Corp. (Westlake, OH) has purchased the shares of Spectral Technology Group Ltd. (Slough, England).
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Label specifications

Steven Label Corp. (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced Label Engineering Principles & Guidelines, a comprehensive guide designed to show engineers how to create label specifications without errors.
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Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer/applicator

Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT) has introduced the Acclaim400(TM) label printer designed to print and automatically apply labels to packages varying in height from .125" to 32".
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MEK ink replacement

Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) has developed a line of ethyl acetate-based inks designed to replace methyl ethyl ketone inks. EA inks release less odors than MEK inks, are biodegradable and can be easily broken down and absorbed in the human body, says the company.
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Indigo (The Netherlands): Barbara A. Pellow, vp, mktg. worldwide and vp, mktg., Indigo America.

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