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Bar code scanner

The Symbol LS 3200 ER extended range hand-held scanner from Symbol Technologies (Bohemia, NY) reads bar codes of most any size at distances ranging from near contact to over 35'.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Label printer/applicator

Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT) has introduced the Acclaim400(TM) label printer designed to print and automatically apply labels to packages varying in height from .125" to 32".
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MEK ink replacement

Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) has developed a line of ethyl acetate-based inks designed to replace methyl ethyl ketone inks. EA inks release less odors than MEK inks, are biodegradable and can be easily broken down and absorbed in the human body, says the company.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Malnove Inc. (Omaha, NE) purchased 14.5 acres in North Jacksonville, FL, to construct a $19.5 million folding carton plant.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Formost Packaging Machines (Woodinville, WA): Wayne Mast, regional sales mgr., Pacific Northwest.
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Distance-based pricing

United Parcel Service (Atlanta, GA) is now offering distance-based pricing for its air express service. The new pricing structure is based on both weight and distance of packages shipped.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Rock-Tenn Co.'s (Norcross, GA) Packaging and Materials Testing Laboratory has been approved as a Certified Laboratory Member of the International Safe Transit Assn.
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Integral bottle cleaner

Kaps-All Packaging Systems (Riverhead, NY) has introduced the Model AC-I Integral Bottle Cleaner. It inverts containers, blasts them with filtered ionized air and vacuums them over an effective range of up to 30" without the need for twist chutes or change parts.
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Bar code printer

The Gemini was designed by Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) as the first Windows(TM)-only bar code label printer. It accepts most Windows programs, so labels can be printed from existing applications, without special program-ming or additional software.

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