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Surface treater

The Two-Headed Dyne-A-Mite(TM) Plasma Surface Treater from Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) has been redesigned for improved adhesion on bottles or other molded containers.
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Supplier news: Achievements

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (Wilmington, DE) donated $250ꯠ to Clemson University for a new packaging evaluation laboratory.
Machine Product Brief
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Labelette Co.: Labeler

A new semi-automatic labeler from Labelette (Forest Park, IL) can apply labels to most container shapes, including round, oval, oblong and rectangular, at speeds to 50/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Hot melt adhesive

Pinch-Lok(TM) 34-6610 is a new proprietary polymer hot melt adhesive for pinch-bottom, multi-wall and self-open sack (SOS) bags is available from National Starch & Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ).
Machine Product Brief
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Thermal print engine

The SATO M-8490S OEM thermal print engine from SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) is designed for automated labeling of small items such as pharmaceutical vials.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Greif Bros. Corp. (Delaware, OH) will consolidate its operations, effective November 1, by merging most of the company's wholly owned subsidiaries and all operating divisions into either Greif Bros.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Expac Corp. (Park Ridge, NJ): Parris Szot and Dan Walsh, directors of sales; Lula Binion, customer service mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Microprocessor

The TLm Color Mark Scanner from Balluff (Florence, KY) is used to automate mark detection, print centering, verification, sorting and related applications.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Linpac Plastics Ltd. (Knottingley, W. Yorkshire, England) reached an agreement in principle to acquire Viskase Corp.'s (Chicago, IL) Filmco Intl.
Materials Product Brief
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Eastman Chemical Company: MDPE coating resins

EASTACOAT resins from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) are medium-density polyethylenes for extrusion-coating applications. The materials are said to form a strong bond to polyethyleneimine-primed substrates, including polyester and nylon films, without the need for supplementary ozonation.

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