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Adhesive coating

Perfecseal® SBP2000 is a new adhesive formulation from Perfecseal (Philadelphia, PA) designed to solve problems associated with standard coated Tyvek® lid stocks used for medical pack-aging devices.
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High-definition ink-jet printing

FreeForm® high-definition ink-jet (HDIJ) printing from Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) is a single-nozzle continuous ink-jet system. It deploys faster sweep rates to provide printout with a resolution of up to 10 times that of current products, says the company.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Thomas L. French, COO.
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Supplier news: International agreements

The Specialty Chemical Additives Div. of Ciba Additives (Tarrytown, NY) and the Industrial and Agricultural Products Div. of Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc.
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer

The 20 Series thermal/thermal-transfer label printer from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) is suited for high-volume applications. It prints bar codes, text and graphics at 12"/sec at 203 dpi onto p-s labels and tags measuring up to 5.5" W and 30" L.
Controls Product Brief
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Invisible bar code technology

Invisible bar code technology from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) employs inks with compositions based on near-infrared fluorophores (NIRFs). NIRFs fluoresce in the near-infrared region and are thus invisible to the naked eye.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hueck Foils L.L.C. (Manasquan, NJ) began constructing its first North American plant, a 50ꯠ sq' manufacturing facility near Columbia, SC.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) received the Supplier of the Year award from E. D. Smith & Sons, Ltd., Winona, Ontario, Canada.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Plastofilm Industries Inc. (Wheaton, IL) was acquired by Ivex Packaging Corp. (Lincolnshire, IL)
Materials Product Brief
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Crimper for cold sealing

The PSD(TM) (Polymer Sealing Device) crimper from Lako Tool & Mfg. (Perrysburg, OH) has been designed to aid cold sealing in packaging applications.

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