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Four-side seal machine for medical device pouches

Doyen Medipharm (Morris Plains, NJ) has introduced a fully automated electronic four-side seal machine for high-speed pouching of medical devices. Combined with the manufacturer's flexographic package printing system, the machine can package a range of medical products into sterile pouches, and print a 12" x 12" area on-line, at speeds over 250 containers/min.
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Aseptic screw cap fitment

International Paper (Memphis, TN) has introduced a screw cap for aseptic liter liquid containers. The Aseptic Liter Fitment is a counter-rotating device that breaks the foil seal found on liquid aseptic packages.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Mahaffy & Harder Engineering Co. (Fairfield, NJ): Mike McCann, dir. of sales & mktg., replacing George W. Troyan, vp of mktg. & sales who has retired.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Hoppmann Corp. (Chantilly, VA): Jeff Lambert, West Coast regional sales mgr.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) will build a PET bottle resin plant near Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Cook-in films

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) has released data sheets describing the full family of CN-Series cook-in materials, the multi-ply, co-extruded shrinkable structures for meat and poultry products.
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Optical character verification

PPT Vision (Minneapolis, MN) has announced an Optical Character Verification (OCV) tool designed to perform high-speed visual inspection and verification of printed characters.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO): James P. Davis, vp and general mgr., consumer pkg. div.; Scott Macfarlane, vp and general mgr., folding carton and boxboard mill div.
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Supplier news: Achievements

John M. Bitner, manager of Package Design & Development for G.D. Searle & Co. (Skokie, IL) has been named the Institute of Packaging Professionals' 1995 Member of the Year.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Reynolds Metals (Richmond, VA) has reached an agreement to purchase the manufacturing operations of Hargro Flexible Packaging Corp. (Boyertown, PA).

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