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Thermal printer

Esselte Meto (Booth 3127) will introduce the Atlas Model AS40 thermal printer. This thermal bar code printer has HP Laserjet emulation and 300 dpi print resolution.
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Controls Product Brief
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Automatic feeder

The Model VIP-100 feeding machine from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) feeds flat products out of a single magazine at speeds to 100/min. It uses a unique combination of friction, vacuum feeding and pneumatic principles to consistently feed a variety of products, including leaflets, accordian-fold literature, cards, booklets, magazines, CDs and video tapes.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Heat and Control, Inc. (San Francisco, CA) has expanded its Latin American division by adding five sales offices for food processing, packaging and control systems in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Malnove Inc. (Omaha, NE) recently acquired San Joaquin Pack-aging (Stockton, CA).
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Supplier news: Association leaders

Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA): Robert S. Forsyth and Kenney Marengo were elected top officers for 1995-96; executive vps: Stewart Bolton, Kraft Foods; Robert Luciano, Luciano Packaging Technologies; Thomas McMur-ray, Parke Davis.
Controls Product Brief
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UPC coupon coding

The Uniform Code Council's UPC Coupon Code Specification calls for UCC/EAN-128 extended codes to incorporate offers, expiration dates and other information onto current UPC coupon codes.
After boxes of achitectural hinges (far left) are glued shut, a label is tamped onto the tops. (Left) The final product is label
Supplier News
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Opening doors to bar coding

Door hinge manufacturer Hager Companies swings from a contact roll coder to a high resolution tamp-on label printer/applicator. Results are increased legibility, decreased downtime and the addition of bar codes.
Materials Product Brief
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Infeed and hot plate tunnel

Great Lakes (Booth 1546) will display its new custom-designed Infeed and Hot Plate Tunnel. This new infeed will be shown dividing pharmaceutical bottles into groups of three and shrink wrapping them into packages of three or six.
Machine Product Brief
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Recycling program

ITW Angleboard (Booth 2164) will present its new recycling program at WestPack. It will target used plastics, which the company plans to gather from manufacturers and warehouses.
Materials Product Brief
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Open/fill/seal system

The Pouchmaster ABS System(TM) from About Packaging Robotics (Boulder, CO) is a robotic open/fill/seal type pouch handling system that can process flat and reclosable zipper pouches as well as gusseted bags.

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