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Printer for f/f/s machines

The Flex Print compact in-line printer from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) measures 16" W x 18" H, for easy integration with most hf/f/s machines, including Multivac, Tiromat, Dixie, and Mahaffy & Harder.
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Materials Product Brief
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Starch-based tape

Central Products (Menasha, WI) has introduced 911 Adhesive. It is nontoxic, odor-free, repulpable, water-soluble and remoistenable. The adhesive tape is used for indirect food contact applications requiring FDA or USDA acceptance.
Machine Product Brief
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Wrap labeling system

The VersaLine Wrap system from Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) is a new heavy-duty, high-speed system that can label up to 200 products/min, with product diameters measuring 11/2" to 10".
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Key Technology, Inc. (Rockville, MD) appointed W.B. Machinery Corp. (Lisbon, MD) as sales representative for the Northeast.
Controls Product Brief
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Slotted dispenser

Weatherchem's (Twinsburg, OH) Flapper® dispenser is now available with a slotted pour option for coarse products such as fertilizers or ice melt.
Materials Product Brief
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Nylon resins

AlliedSignal Plastics (Morristown, NJ) will present its latest developments in Aclar® moisture barrier films, Capran® cast polyamide films and OxyShield(TM) family of high-oxygen barrier films.
Machine Product Brief
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Tamp-blow applicator

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2138 inverted tamp/blow 2" stroke label applicator labels plastic containers at speeds to 12 cycles/min. In conventional tamp-blow processes, the tamp extends after the product is detected.
Materials Product Brief
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Low-VOC ink

Videojet's (Wood Dale, IL) patented 16-2960 low-VOC Microsphere ink is an environmentally-safe, high-contrast ink that can operate in Videojet's Excel® series of nonpigmented printers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): W. Michael Amick, executive vp, Forest products and industrial pkg.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Fort Dearborn Lithograph Co. (Niles, IL) announced the formation of VirtualColor (Itasca, IL), a full-service packaging design and imaging company.

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