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Label design software

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced MPS 6000 label design and management software for use with direct thermal and thermal transfer label printers and printer/applicators.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Great Northern Corp. (Appleton, WI): Richard C. Detienne, vp of the Specialty Group, and will remain president of Laminations.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Black Clawson-SANO (Amelia, OH).Indigo America (Woburn, MA): Arthur W. Kliman, product mgr. for the Omnius One-Shot Color press.
Controls Product Brief
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Metallocene LLDPE resin

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX), has commercialized Exceed(TM), a metallocene-catalyzed linear low-density polyethylene resin. Uses the company's patented Exxpol® technology to produce the resin used for blown and cast film manufacture.
Materials Product Brief
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Adhesive applicator

Series 5600 melt-on-demand application system from Nordson (Duluth, GA) melts and pumps conventional hot melts and moisture-curing reactive materials on a continuous basis for high-volume converting applications such as label stock, specialty tapes or wide-web laminating.
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Supplier news: International news

Vitro, S.A. (Mexico) and its U.S. subsidiary Anchor Glass Corp. plan to "significantly increase" capital expenditures over the next 18 months for new glass forming machines.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Mark Jacobson, chairman of the board of directors.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bostik Inc. (Middleton, MA) acquired Shell Chemical Co.'s (Akron, OH) Specialty Copolyester Product Line.
Machine Product Brief
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Transfer system and magazine loader

R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) has introduced two robotic systems for food, beverage and pharmaceutical packagers. The Flexible Transfer System allows transfer of solid products from a conveyor into cartons erected on a Jones CMV cartoner.
Materials Product Brief
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Recycled bubble cushioning

Sealed Air's (Saddle Brook, NJ) AirCap® and Polycap® bubble cushioning materials are now made with a minimum of 30% recycled plastic, not including internal scrap, and at least 15% post-consumer content.

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