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Luminescence detectors

Balluff (Florence, KY) luminescence detectors read ultraviolet markings invisible to the naked eye. This eliminates the need for visible marks on products.
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Aluminum bottles

A new line of aluminum bottles has been developed for the pharmaceutical industry by O. Berk (Union, NJ). Applications include antibiotics, bulk concentrated vitamins and ether, as well as essential oils and other health and beauty-related products.
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Corrugated pallet system

The EZ-Pallet from Paper Systems (Des Moines, IA) is a 100% recyclable, corrugated stackable pallet said by the company to be 80% lighter than traditional wooden pallets.
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Label study

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (Naperville, IL) has released an updated version of its study, "The North American Market for P-S Labels." The nearly 200-page report examines the latest trends in raw materials, converting methods and end-user markets for the tag and label industry.
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Ambec (Owings Mills, MD): Michael Tymowczak, dir., sales and mktg.
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Catalog on disk

Central Products' (Menasha, WI) DiskCat(TM) is a catalog containing over 200 pages of product and sales information on the company's tape- and carton-sealing equipment.
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Proximity sensors

A new ultrasonic series of 18-mm, cylindrical proximity sensors is now available from Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH). Applications for the Model SM600/SM650 include cap presence and/or tilt detection, fill-level check, nonmetallic container counting, fill-tube presence monitoring, downed container detection and case inspection.
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Laminated tube decorating

Flex Foils process from Teledyne Packaging (Chester, PA) allows tube designers to decorate plastic and foil laminate tubes with hot foil stamping. It's available in a variety of metallic colors.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Seal-It, Inc. (Farmingdale, NY): Jim Julian, vp, sales.
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Fiber-optic sensor

The WLL 160T is a fiber-optic sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) that offers small size and an intelligent push-button teach-in process for use in a variety of applications and industries.

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