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Magnetic particle controls

Sofstep® magnetic particle clutches and brakes from Magnetic Power Systems, Inc. (Fenton, MO) provide smooth, controllable torque for power transmission and tension control applications.
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ECR information

A technical survival kit, conference workbook, video and consulting study report on Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) are now available from The Uniform Code Council (Dayton, OH) in conjunction with the Grocery Manufacturers of America (Washington, DC) and the Food Marketing Institute.
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Colorants brochure

Carolina Color (Salisbury, NC) has introduced a brochure describing the company's color capabilities for the thermo-plastic industry. UL-ap-proved, custom-blended colorants in standard pellets, dry and liquid colorants are available.
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Label design software

Graphics for Printware® from Wallace (Hillside, IL) is an add-on package for use with Printware for Windows(TM). By itself, Printware can be used to create, edit and print a variety of labels and bar codes.
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Smooth-necked can

Reynolds Metals (Richmond, VA) has developed an aluminum beverage can with a rounded neck and smoother lines that allow beverage marketers to further differentiate their product and maximize billboard space.
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PET trigger spray bottle

Clearplass Containers (Penn Yan, NY) has introduced a new stock bottle to its line of PET containers. The trigger sprayer is available in a 20-oz stock size, with a 28/400 finish.
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HDPE pallet

Industrial Pallet and Packaging (Beachwood, OH) has developed a low-cost HDPE pallet that weighs only 15 lb yet can support a 2000-lb dynamic load. An open framework design reduces weight and allows for easy cleaning, while drain openings in the feet facilitate drying.
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Carousel systems

Diamond Phoenix (Lewiston, ME) has introduced new material handling systems. The Maxtractor(TM) is a high-speed carousel extractor. The Lowerator(TM) is a mini-vertical lift for ergonomic lifting, lowering and discharging of boxes and totes.
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Fume extractor arm

The 5000 Fume Extractor Arm from Nederman (Westland, MI) has a flanged hood that concentrates its suction power at the source of the pollutant. Captures 100% of the pollutant when placed horizontally within 16" from the workspace.
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Fire-retardant containers

Fire-retardant versions of plastic pallet containers are now available from Perstorp Xytec (Tacoma, WA). Structural-foam-molded of fire-resistant HDPE thermoplastic supplied by Specialty Polymers Corp., they have been approved as a Class II or noncombustible product by the Factory Mutual Research Corp.

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