SC Johnson Polymer (Racine, WI) was the recipient of the 1997 American Product Excellence Award (APEX), presented by Management Roundtable (Waltham, MA), for a new pigment dispersion resin, Joncryl® HPD 671.
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M.A. Hanna Color (Suwanee, GA) has introduced a new line of colorant systems called ComPETe(TM). The new systems-pellets, flakes or liquid color-are designed to improve precision color for PET resins used in packaging applications and are said to provide improvement in color consistency for blow- and stretch/blow-molding processes.
Willett America's (Ft. Worth, TX) latest addition to the 400 Series of ink-jet coders is the 450Si. Designed for basic coding applications, this small-character continuous ink-jet printer runs at speeds up to 950'/min using a 7x5 font.
Model NOL linear unscrambler is New England Machinery's (Bradenton, FL) newest design for delivering rigid plastic conveyors from random bulk supply to continuous-motion conveyors at speeds to 650 containers/min, depending on container size.
The Autopouch is Action Packaging Automation's (Roosevelt, NJ) new low-profile horizontal form/fill/seal system. It uses rollstock made from a variety of materials to produce filled pouches in sizes up to 18" x 30" at speeds to 40/min.