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Supplier news: Achievements

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI) donated the use of a new XL Series narrow-web corona treating system to the flexographic printing department of Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI.
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Materials Product Brief
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Shrink bands and labels

Reynolds Metals Flexible Packaging (Richmond, VA) now offers shrink bands and labels made with Reynolds® 2016 200-ga PVC film. The film can be reverse flexo-printed in up to eight colors.
Machine Product Brief
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Palletizer literature sheet

The capabilities and functions of the Starpal are detailed in a literature sheet from Gomes Technology, available through BBC Industries (Fenton, MO).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Great Lakes Packaging Corp. (Germantown, WI): Jeff Craig, product mgr., graphics accounts; LeRoy Schramm, planning mgr., new product development.
Controls Product Brief
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End protectors

ITW Angleboard's (Glenview, IL) new AngleWrap(TM) uses a unique design, which allows for a reduction in the product's leg length. New Angleboard measures 2.5" x 2.5" x .225", instead of 3" x 3" x .225", for a savings of approximately 25% on a per-piece basis, and an increase of 18" on a piece-per-pallet basis, says the manufacturer.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Systech (Cranbury, NJ) and BWI Inex (Clearwater, FL) entered a 10-year agreement to provide advanced inspection systems for the packaging industry, beginning with an initial delivery of 50 Systech TIPS(TM) Vision systems.
Controls Product Brief
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Oxygen absorber card

The Ageless® oxygen absorber from Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (New York, NY) is now available in a card format that doubles as a backing card when used within a package.
Materials Product Brief
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Intermediate bulk container

MacMillan Bloedel (Marietta, GA) has announced that its SpaceKraft II intermediate bulk container has received UN/DOT certification for Group II hazardous solids.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

SWF Machinery (Sanger, CA) acquired McDowell Intl. Packaging Systems (Orlando, FL). The company will be known as SWF McDowell and will continue to operate from the manufacturing plant in Orlando, FL.
Controls Product Brief
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Luminescence sensor

The LUT 3-8 luminescence sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) combines high switching frequency and a fast response time with the convenience of a semiconductor UV light source and a more compact design.

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