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Materials Product Brief
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Small-character ink-jet printer

Foxjet's (Booth 1289) Quantum(TM) 8 small-character ink-jet printing system uses water-based and solvent-based ink, which is available in a variety of colors and prints on most substrates.
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Machine Product Brief
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Metal detectors

Safeline Metal Detect-ion (Booth 3553) will introduce a new line of metal detectors with a Performance Validation Routine to help packagers conform with vendor certification and ISO requirements.
Materials Product Brief
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Tray packer/shrink system

The Tray Star 30 system from Arpac (Booth 1352) is an integrated system that consists of a mid-speed intermittent-motion wraparound tray packer with a shrink wrapper and tunnel.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Heat and Control, Inc. (San Francisco, CA) has expanded its Latin American division by adding five sales offices for food processing, packaging and control systems in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Malnove Inc. (Omaha, NE) recently acquired San Joaquin Pack-aging (Stockton, CA).
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Supplier news: Association leaders

Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA): Robert S. Forsyth and Kenney Marengo were elected top officers for 1995-96; executive vps: Stewart Bolton, Kraft Foods; Robert Luciano, Luciano Packaging Technologies; Thomas McMur-ray, Parke Davis.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Supplier News
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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.
Materials Product Brief
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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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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