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PVC reclaim system

Klockner Pentaplast of America (Gordonsville, VA) has introduced a system for reclamation of PVC trim and lidstock. Under the Optima(TM) system, Klockner will buy back edge trim from pharmaceutical customers who purchase both Pentapharm® blister packaging films and Optilid(TM) push-through vinyl lidstock.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) announced a 550-million-lb expansion in PE production at its Ft. Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada, plant.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Placon Corp. (Madison, WI) was awarded Qualified Supplier by Moen's (Holmstead, OH) new EPICS (Effective Partnerships Increase Customer Satisfaction) supply management process.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Rick Young, sales mgr., narrow web systems.
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Cohesive bonding

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) offers a choice of four special cohesive bonding solutions for unitizing pallet loads. For use with the FastBreak® Cohesive Unitizing System.
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Bulk food containers

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) offers 1-lb, 500-mL, and 100-mL molds for PET containers suitable for spices and bulk foods.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Michelman, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) and Drex-Chem Technologies Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) announced the formation of a joint venture, Michelman Asia-Pacific (MAP), which will be located in Singapore.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

HK Systems, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has acquired the Material Handling Systems division and VantageWare Software subsidiary of Western Atlas Inc. (Hebron, KY).
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Vacuum pump

ELMO-L is an innovative vacuum pump from Siemens Energy & Automation (Norwood, OH) that emits only cool, clean, dry air, without carbon dust or oil emissions.
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Motion controller

Atlas Copco's (Sewickley, PA) new motion controller offers improved positioning performance over previous versions. The Atlas DMC 2.0 employs an enhanced feedforward PID (proportional integral derivative) servo algorithm, improved smoothness in master/slave and electronic CAM applications, and faster respones to system faults with detection in firmware.

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