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Video response system

Hartness Intl. (Greenville, SC) and Power-Data Services (Dallas, TX) have introduced a Video Response System for packagers. The VRS util-izes real-time video (30 frames/ sec) to enable companies to commu-nicate visually with vendors to identify line problems and provide solutions.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer/applicator

Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT) has introduced the Acclaim400(TM) label printer designed to print and automatically apply labels to packages varying in height from .125" to 32".
Machine Product Brief
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MEK ink replacement

Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) has developed a line of ethyl acetate-based inks designed to replace methyl ethyl ketone inks. EA inks release less odors than MEK inks, are biodegradable and can be easily broken down and absorbed in the human body, says the company.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Innovative Plastech Inc. (Batavia, IL): Will Henry, sales rep. concentrating on new product development.
Controls Product Brief
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Anti-fog lidstock

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) has developed an anti-fog lidstock that hermetically seals barrier foam trays to create a modified atmosphere package to extend shelf life while enhancing merchandising appeal.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Rock-Tenn Co.'s (Norcross, GA) Packaging and Materials Testing Laboratory has been approved as a Certified Laboratory Member of the International Safe Transit Assn.
Controls Product Brief
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Integral bottle cleaner

Kaps-All Packaging Systems (Riverhead, NY) has introduced the Model AC-I Integral Bottle Cleaner. It inverts containers, blasts them with filtered ionized air and vacuums them over an effective range of up to 30" without the need for twist chutes or change parts.
Machine Product Brief
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Bar code printer

The Gemini was designed by Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) as the first Windows(TM)-only bar code label printer. It accepts most Windows programs, so labels can be printed from existing applications, without special program-ming or additional software.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Rexam Metallising (Oak Brook, IL) is planning to build a new paper metallizing facility in Greenfield, IN.

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