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Autoclavable/ETO bags

Fisher Container (Evanston, IL) has developed Precision Clean® Breather Bags for the pharmaceutical and medical device markets. Made of 50% DuPont Tyvek® and 50% Precision Clean® HD (HDPE), the bags are processed in a Class 10 clean room for sterility.
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Low-energy PE shrink film

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has added a low-energy PE film to its family of Clysar shrink films. Clysar LE is a multi-layer, cross-linked film with good toughness, elasticity, optical properties and high available shrinkage.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL): Amy Garner, sales asst.; Larry Lines, technical service mgr.
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Desiccant strips

Desiccare (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced its continuous-strip desiccant product for use on automated dispensing equipment at speeds of 240 packs/ min.
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Ink-jet printer

The Jet-A-Mark® DOD-5000 drop-on-demand ink-jet printer from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) is designed for use in harsh industrial environments.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Riverwood Intl. Corp. (Atlanta, GA): David W. Hubbard, vp, North American Beverage Operations.
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Vertical sachet packager

The LA-160 is a compact, low-cost vertical sachet packager from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL). It's suited for a range of healthcare products including liquids, creams, powders, granules and tissues.
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Stepper motor labeler

The AD-2550 stepper motor applicator from Columbia Labeling Machinery (Danielson, CT) replaces the clutch/brake system of the AD-2500. The 2550's compact 15" design integrates with most vertical form/fill/seal machines, horizontal overwrappers and baggers.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

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

ABB Flexible Automation-Robotics, General Industry Group (New Berlin, WI) and R.A. Jones & Co. Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) formed a strategic alliance to offer integrated robotic/packaging systems.

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