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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Printronix (Irvine, CA) has established Peak Technologies (Columbia, MD) as an authorized national service provider for its printer and software products.
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Controls Product Brief
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Video carton printing

Laminart(TM) is a patented new process from Oracle Packaging (Toledo, OH) that bonds high-quality paperboard printed graphics directly on a videocassette shell to eliminate the need for secondary packaging.
Materials Product Brief
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Child-resistant blister foil

A new child-resistant foil from Hueck Foils (Manasquan, NJ) combines advanced heat seal technology with two-side printing capabilities to create a compliance package specifically suited for OTC drugs and vitamin supplements.
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer/applicator

The Model 8221 standard label printer/applicator from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) is designed for high-volume, long run applications. It accommodates a 16" OD label roll, and prints and applies up to 120 labels/min, depending on label size.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Glass Packaging Institute (Washington, DC): John J. Ghaznavi, Chairman of the GPI Board of Trustees.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

ACX Technologies, Inc. (Golden, CO) announced its intent to merge Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA) with Gravure Packaging, Inc. (Richmond, VA).
Controls Product Brief
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Filling system

The Modulebloc(TM) filling system from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) fills cylindrical or oval-shaped containers at speeds to 125/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Cheese overwrap film

Designed to replace conventional overwrap films for cheese, Cryovac's (Duncan, SC) BDF-4000 is a high-barrier film with built-in oxygen and aroma barriers.
Materials Product Brief
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Hot melt applicator

The Mod-Plus(TM) Marathon BF automatic applicator from ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) uses a large internally heated filter that is said to virtually eliminate plugged nozzles that result in downtime and product rejects.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) and Shanghai Hongwen Paper Mill Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) signed a formal joint venture agreement to form a new company called Sonoco Hongwen Paper Co., Ltd.

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