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Supplier news: International news

Indigo N.V. (The Netherlands) and 3M (St. Paul, MN) have developed a strategic alliance to offer a range of Indigo-optimized substrates.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Teknor Apex Co. (Pawtucket, RI): Jack Loiselle, national sales mgr.
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Meat packaging film

American National Can (Chicago, IL) has introduced a multilayer packaging film called Q3(TM). An addition to the proprietary Tubular Water Quenched line of plastic packaging, Q3 offers enhanced performance for traditional processed meat products, such as sausages and lunch meats, as well as applications that use a deep-draw process, such as bulk smoked sausage or braunschweiger.
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Intermittent-motion cartoner

The Cartopac CPE intermittent-motion cartoner from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ) offers a unique "feed flat, print and assemble sequence" that keeps cartons flat for printing prior to erecting.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

International Paper's (Purchase, NY) Akrosil div. acquired Adeptech.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Brown Machine Div. of John Brown Plastics Machinery (Beaverton, MI): Gary C. Armstrong, president.
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Date coder

Markem's (Keene, NH) 9800 Series Touch Dry® date coders are designed to mount on most packaging lines. They can print price, date and lot codes and other variable data at speeds ranging from 140 to 1겨 legends/min on lines running up to 6ꯠ"/min, depending on model.
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Thermal transfer printers

New high-speed industrial bar code label printers from Analog Technology (Duarte, CA) have paper jam/paper out recovery that eliminate the need to edit and resend data when a jam occurs.
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Shrink bag

The PromoBag shrink bag from Robbie Mfg. (Lenexa, KS) benefits fresh meat and food processors. Uses polyolefin anti-fog film for food applications, or a variety of other shrink films for nonfood applications.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Printpack Inc. (Atlanta, GA) announced a major expansion of its facilities in Grand Prairie, TX.

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