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Adhesive applicator

Series 5600 melt-on-demand application system from Nordson (Duluth, GA) melts and pumps conventional hot melts and moisture-curing reactive materials on a continuous basis for high-volume converting applications such as label stock, specialty tapes or wide-web laminating.
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Supplier news: International news

Vitro, S.A. (Mexico) and its U.S. subsidiary Anchor Glass Corp. plan to "significantly increase" capital expenditures over the next 18 months for new glass forming machines.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Mark Jacobson, chairman of the board of directors.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bostik Inc. (Middleton, MA) acquired Shell Chemical Co.'s (Akron, OH) Specialty Copolyester Product Line.
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Transfer system and magazine loader

R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) has introduced two robotic systems for food, beverage and pharmaceutical packagers. The Flexible Transfer System allows transfer of solid products from a conveyor into cartons erected on a Jones CMV cartoner.
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Recycled bubble cushioning

Sealed Air's (Saddle Brook, NJ) AirCap® and Polycap® bubble cushioning materials are now made with a minimum of 30% recycled plastic, not including internal scrap, and at least 15% post-consumer content.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Indigo N.V.(The Netherlands): John Icke, vp and general mgr. responsible for the development of worldwide packaging businesses.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO) has announced a $12.6 million capital improvement to its Ft. Worth, TX, container plant that includes the purchase of a BHS 98" corrugator.
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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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