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Ink-jet printer

Willett America's (Fort Worth,TX) 3900 Range of small-character ink-jet printers has a cabinet and internal workings designed to operate in washdown environments.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Mahaffy & Harder Engineering Co. (Fairfield, NJ): Mike McCann, dir. of sales & mktg., replacing George W. Troyan, vp of mktg. & sales who has retired.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Hoppmann Corp. (Chantilly, VA): Jeff Lambert, West Coast regional sales mgr.
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.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO): James P. Davis, vp and general mgr., consumer pkg. div.; Scott Macfarlane, vp and general mgr., folding carton and boxboard mill div.
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Supplier news: Achievements

John M. Bitner, manager of Package Design & Development for G.D. Searle & Co. (Skokie, IL) has been named the Institute of Packaging Professionals' 1995 Member of the Year.
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.
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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.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Poly Flex, Inc. (Southfield, MI): Norm Majeski, chairman of the board and CEO.

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