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Temperature-sensitive film for fresh produce

Apio Inc. Value Added Group of Guadalupe, CA, is among the first companies to use a new technology for fresh-cut produce packaging. Developed by Landec (Menlo Park, CA), the Intellipac(TM) technology is based on an unusual "side chain crystallizable" polymer having an internal "temperature switch." At elevated temperatures, when respiring produce needs more oxygen, the polymer becomes more permeable, allowing the necessary oxygen in.
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Materials Product Brief
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Slip masterbatch

Product 100907 is a new slip masterbatch for polyolefins from Ampacet (Tarrytown, NY). Product 100907 contains 5% of a modified amide and is specifically developed for water-based ink or sealing and laminating applications in which conventional slip additives may result in adhesion problems.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer literature

The Jet-A-Mark® IP*9100 ink-jet printer is featured in a color data page from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA). The literature sheet highlights the installation, operation, ink system and graphics of the characters available from the IP*9100.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers (Washington, DC) is now headquartered at 1801 K Street, NW, Ste. 600K, Washington, DC 20006, phone 202/974-5254; fax 202/296-7354.
Controls Product Brief
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Can seamer conversion

Angelus Sanitary Can Machine (Los Angeles, CA) has introduced a conversion package to give Model 60L can seamers advantages associated with gear-driven lower chucks.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

GEI Mateer Burt, Inc. (Wayne, PA) began manufacturing the PPM line of p-s labelers, which was formerly manufactured by GEI Ashford in the U.K.
Materials Product Brief
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Iron supplement regs

An informative packet from Hueck Foils (Manasquan, NJ) is designed to help manufacturers of iron-containing supplements comply with the new FDA regulations that require unit-dose packaging to prevent accidental ingestion by children.
Controls Product Brief
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Machine vision system

The SmartImage Sensor from DVT (Norcross, GA) inspects for presence/absence, orientation, position and size. FrameWork 1.2, a Windows®-based software user interface, allows subpixel measurement and math computation skills.
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Supplier news: Achievements

H. Mort Libby, chairman and CEO of Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH), received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Club of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Controls Product Brief
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Capabilities brochure

Central Products (Menasha, WI) has released a new, six-page color brochure on its capabilities as a partner for distributors in the carton-sealing business.

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