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Label printer/applicator

The Model 8221 standard label printer/applicator from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) is designed for high-volume, long run applications. It accommodates a 16" OD label roll, and prints and applies up to 120 labels/min, depending on label size.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Poly Flex, Inc. (Southfield, MI): Norm Majeski, chairman of the board and CEO.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

B.C.E. Technologies, Inc. (Tampa, FL): Chris Walker, vp, sales; Rick Walker, general mgr., system sales; Mark Boulware, sales coordinator; Howard Clark, dir.
Materials Product Brief
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Cheese overwrap film

Designed to replace conventional overwrap films for cheese, Cryovac's (Duncan, SC) BDF-4000 is a high-barrier film with built-in oxygen and aroma barriers.
Materials Product Brief
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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

International Paper (Purchase, NY): David W. Oskin, executive vp for consumer pkg. and specialty industrial products.
Controls Product Brief
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Heart-shaped bottle

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced a heart-shaped bottle for the gourmet food and specialty product market. The glass bottles are available in 250- and 750-mL sizes.
Materials Product Brief
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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: International agreements

Jefferson Smurfit Group plc (Dublin, Ireland) announced that Smurfit Ireland and UK have established a joint venture with the Singapore-based New Toyo Group to manufacture folding cartons.

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