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Top-and-bottom labeler

Suited for trayed or boxed products, Multivac (Kansas City, MO) has introduced a high-speed labeler that simultaneously applies labels to tops and bottoms of filled packages.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

SATO America, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA): Dennis Stevens, president.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Markem Corp. (Keene, NH) acquired Spectra Inc. (Hanover, NH).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

MOCON (Minneapolis, MN) has doubled the size of its testing laboratory, offering increased capabilities and shorter lead times.
Materials Product Brief
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Film handling

The new two-shaft Rotary Arm Winder for cast film and other light materials is said to improve roll quality and reduce roll changing times and waste. Available from Reifenhauser Inc.
Controls Product Brief
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Plastic caulking cartridge

Federal Packaging (Saint Paris, OH) has introduced a one-piece caulking cartridge made of injection-molded HDPE. Advantages include a beveled open end for easier filling, cleaner shelf appearance and improved graphic reproduction.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Videojet Systems Intl., Inc. (Wood Dale, IL) has acquired Cueprint Ltd. (Surrey, U.K.).
Controls Product Brief
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Printing

Windmoeller & Hoelscher's (Lincoln, RI) Heliostar® 2000 modular gravure press can be equipped with up to 10 stations that permit application of coating, and in-registration cold-seal on the reverse side of the web.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) will build a purified terephthalic acid and an isophthalic acid plant in Kingsport, TN.
Controls Product Brief
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Medical pouch sealers

Sencorp Systems' (Hyannis, MA) new line of hot-bar laboratory sealers were designed specifically to address concerns with medical packaging. Both Series 12-AS/2 and AS/3 are designed with external calibration ports to facilitate calibration of temperature, pressure and dwell time while the machine is in production.

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