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Label dispenser

Imtec's (Bellows Falls, VT) LabelKwik(TM) label dispenser dispenses p-s labels for hand placement onto containers or products. It dispenses die-cut and butt-cut labels ranging in size from 0.125" x 0.25" to 9" x 6".
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

N.S. Packaging LLC (Charlotte, NC) has been formed by W. Battle Wall, III, Rexam Inc.'s (Charlotte, NC) Packaging Group vp. The company has acquired Rexam Flexible Packaging (Greensboro, NC), which is now called North State Flexibles, and Rexam Cartons (Charlotte, NC), which is now North State Cartons.
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Biodegradable polyester

DuPont Films (Wilmington, DE) has introduced a hydro/biodegradable polyester that is said to decompose without harm to the soil or environment. A modified PET polymer, Biomax can be made into fibers, films or resins, and has a melting point of around 200°C.
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F-style container

In-line fluorinated and ultra-clean HDPE containers for packaging of solvent-based and high-purity products have been introduced by Airopak (Manchester, PA).
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Capper/uncapper

Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) has introduced a laboratory-quality table-top capper/uncapper for the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. It's accurate to 0.5 in-lb and uses sealed motors and clutches for cleanliness.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Neil Whittaker and Martin Braithwaite, management team of the precision tooling business of CarnaudMetalbox Eng. (Paris, France), purchased the business from owners Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA) and will call the company Innotek (London, England).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Delta Plastics, Inc. (Hot Springs, AR) is constructing a 150ꯠ sq' factory and warehouse adjacent to its existing headquarters for its new Delta Closures Div.
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Quick-change feature

Chase-Logeman's (Greensboro, NC) ChaseLock(TM) instant-release, vial-and-stopper feeder bowl-and-track system is now available on the company's FS Series of filling and stopper insertion machines.
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Slip/tie sheet dispenser

The Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) Model 1098D dual hopper/sheet dispenser is designed to handle both slip and tie sheets simultaneously. It can be installed on existing palletizers and robots, or as a stand-alone unit.
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Plastic tray for solids and liquids

Meals containing both solids and liquids may be packaged with separation of ingredients with the new Wet & Dry plastic tray from Form Plastics (St. Charles, IL).

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