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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: Relocations, expansions

Polyair Pack-aging (Chicago, IL) will open a new plant in Atlanta, GA.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Pactiv (Houston, TX): Carter Lee Kelly, mgr. of federal relations for packaging.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Seal-It, Inc. (Hicksville, NY): Paul Skowronski, sales rep.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 registration: Huhtamaki Co. Inc.'s (Overland Park, KS) Akron, OH, flexible packaging facility.
Materials Product Brief
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Square PET container

Clearplass Containers (Penn Yan, NY) has introduced a 16-oz addition to its line of stock PET containers. This new square bottle accepts a 38-mm TE, resealable snap closure.
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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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Supplier news: International agreements

The Food Processing Ma- chinery & Supplies Assn. (Alexandria, VA) and Cryovac (Duncan, SC) participated in the inaugural board meeting of the U.S.-India Commercial Alliance hosted by U.S.

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