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Hot melt applicator

The Mod-Plus(TM) Marathon BF automatic applicator from ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) uses a large internally heated filter that is said to virtually eliminate plugged nozzles that result in downtime and product rejects.
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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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Seven-layer coextruded film

Curwood (Oshkosh, WI) has introduced ICE(TM) (internal coolant exchange) 9300, a new seven-layer high-barrier coextruded flexible film. It provides haze-free clarity, color fade protection and longer shelf life, says the company.
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Desiccants

Tri-Sorb® desiccant tablets from United Desiccants (Louisville, KY) provide the same adsorption strength as standard desiccants, but take only a fraction of the space.
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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: International agreements

National Starch and Chemical Co. (Bridgewater, NJ) acquired the remaining equity in the joint venture company National Starch & Chemical S.A. (Santiago, Chile).
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Minolta Corp.'s (Ramsey, NJ) Instrument Systems Div.; Georgia-Pacific's (Atlanta, GA) Kansas City, MO, plant; Grace Davison's (Baltimore, MD) North American Silicas/Adsorbents product line; Mead Containerboard's (Atlanta, GA) plant in Spartanburg, SC.
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Aseptic pouch filler

DuPont (Whitby, Ont., Canada) has added the DA4000 aseptic pouch filler to its line of pouch packaging fillers. The DA4000 can package beverages and liquid foods in sizes ranging from 200 ml to more than 2L at up to 6ꯠ L/hr.

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