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Pactiv: Cushioning system

The Flextra® cushioning system from Pactiv Inc.-AVI (Glens Falls, NY) is described in a four-page brochure. The brochure explains Flextra packaging in terms of "What it is," "How it works," "What it does," and "How it's better." It follows with a description of the three dispensing machine options available: Flextra stretcher, Flextra Matic Benchtop and Flextra Matic On-Line.
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Controls Product Brief
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DVT Corporation: Motion and position sensors

SmartImage Sensors from DVT (Norcross, GA) are low-cost, high-performance sensors that combine machine vision and intelligence so that position, orientation and identification deviations can be located and corrected.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hayssen (Greenville, SC) has completed a 67ꯠ sq' expansion on its existing 94ꯠ sq' headquarters site.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Tharco (San Lorenzo, CA) received a 1997 Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) award from the State of California.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Russell-Stanley Holdings, Inc. (Red Bank, NJ) has merged with Hunter Drums Ltd. (Burlington, Ontario, Canada).
Materials Product Brief
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Central Products: Silent acrylic tape

Central Products (Menasha, WI) has introduced the Silencer, a premium-grade acrylic tape that provides a virtually silent unwind. The Silencer's controlled unwind is said to provide a user-friendly application that improves hand-held taping jobs by creating a low-noise packaging environment.
Controls Product Brief
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Zebra Technologies: Selection via software

The ability to select bar-code labels and supplies from Zebra Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) is now possible through Windows(TM)-based software. The Electronic Selector Guide provides a list of user requirements and criteria, including durability, resistance to heat and cold, exposure to corrosive chemicals, and surface composition.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BASF Corp. (Mount Olive, NJ) has closed its 80 million lb/yr PS manufacturing facility in Holyoke, MA, and will accelerate the closing of its 75 million lb/yr PS plant in Santa Ana, CA, originally scheduled to close by late 1998.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

HK Systems, Inc. (New Berlin, WI): Thomas B. Mann, vp, sales and mktg., Unit Handling Systems Business Unit.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Gulf States Paper Corp. (Tuscaloosa, AL) for its Demopolis, AL, paperboard mill; Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO) for its Galesburg, IL, container plant; ITW Mima (Glenview, IL) for its blown stretch film manufacturing plant in Douglasville, GA; Dienetics, Inc.

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