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Materials Product Brief
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Microflute corrugated

International Paper, Containerboard and Kraft Div. (Memphis, TN), has introduced a new line of microflute corrugated mediums and specialty lightweight printing substrates that combine the strength of corrugated with the graphic appeal of bleached board.
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Materials Product Brief
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Weigh/fill control

The Model 4100 weigh/fill control system from Doran Scales (Batavia, IL) is a low-cost, semi-automatic system for drum filling, batching and repetitive weigh/fill tasks.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Beacon Converters (Saddle Brook, NJ): Kathleen M. Daly, dir. sales and mktg.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Columbia Machine Inc. (Vancouver, WA): Neal A. Holmlund, vp operations.
Controls Product Brief
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Bar code alternatives

Balluff's (Florence, KY) new color brochure describes the BIS System for product identification. An alternative to bar code labels and RF emitters, BIS uses non-volatile "memory" tags to store up to 2ꯠ alphanumeric characters, with data read and written by non-contact, unobstructable, passive inductive heads.
Materials Product Brief
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Meat packaging film

American National Can (Chicago, IL) has introduced a multilayer packaging film called Q3(TM). An addition to the proprietary Tubular Water Quenched line of plastic packaging, Q3 offers enhanced performance for traditional processed meat products, such as sausages and lunch meats, as well as applications that use a deep-draw process, such as bulk smoked sausage or braunschweiger.
Materials Product Brief
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Intermittent-motion cartoner

The Cartopac CPE intermittent-motion cartoner from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ) offers a unique "feed flat, print and assemble sequence" that keeps cartons flat for printing prior to erecting.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Van Dorn Demag (Strongsville, OH) opened a new 50ꯠ-sq-ft operations and customer service center in Cleveland, OH.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA): Harvey Martin, general mgr. of the Missisquoi recycled paperboard mill in Sheldon Springs, VT; Lynn H. Arrants, dir.
Machine Product Brief
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Loose bottle traypacker

The Dacam (Madison Heights, VA) TP-4LB loose-bottle traypacker accommodates bottles in a variety of sizes from 10 oz to 3 L. Various configurations of products can be filled at speeds to 70 cases/min.

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