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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.
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Roller coaster ride for recycled plastics, paper markets

As the buying habits of Procter & Gamble, Lever Brothers, Clorox and People's Republic of China go, so goes the U.S. market for recycled packaging materials. Recycling capacity and changes in feedstock play major roles, too.
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Static cushioning material

Polyair® Packaging (Booth 3668) will display its Static Intercept cushioning material. It's suited for packaging static- and corrosion-sensitive products such as circuit boards and for applications where soldering is involved.
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Two-panel box labeler

Model 2139 is a corner-panel box labeler from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) that applies a single label to two sides of a box. A first-out thermal transfer printer/ applicator, it can print labels im-mediately, bypassing queued labels.
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Large tube

Tubed Products (Easthampton, MA) has introduced The Super Tube with a 2 3/16" dia. Made of either HDPE or LDPE, it holds a minimum of 5.5 oz and a maximum of 13.5 oz.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

A new company formed by Paxar Corp. and Odyssey Partners, L.P. has agreed to purchase the Pitney Bowes unit of Monarch Marking Systems.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM): Richard Macklin, vp of mktg. and intl. sales; Bob Klumpp, dir. of North American sales; Kirk Andersen, corporate sales mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

American Excelsior Co. (Arling-ton, TX): Wayne L. Cabot, branch mgr. for the Minneapolis, MN, facility.
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Portable twist-tie applicator

The Model H-1000 hand-held, portable twist-tie machine from Plas-Ties (Santa Ana, CA) weighs only 4 1/2 lb and can be used almost anywhere, with its rechargeable battery pack.
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Repulpable splicing tape

A new repulpable, single-coated flatback tape for core starting, end tabbing and butt splicing of heavy corrugated papers has been developed by tesa tape (Charlotte, NC).

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