Mobil Chemical Films Div. (Pittsford, NY) has released a brochure on its clear, two-side-coated oriented polypropylene Bicor® LTSC film. The literature features a pull-out bar graph that demonstrates the film's ability to be sealed, while temperatures are held constant, from 65 to 200 fpm.
The Linapal line portal (gantry) robot from Krones (Franklin, WI) handles loads of up to one ton at speeds to 360 cycles/hr. Applications include palletizing and depalletizing, crate/carton packing and unpacking, removal of inverted trays or layer pads, and order picking.
Trexel, Inc. (Woburn, MA) is working with Alusuisse-Lonza (Zurich, Switzerland) to develop microcellular foam products. The first commercial product from the partnership will be introduced by Alusuisse-Lonza by the end of 1997.
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.
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.