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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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Machine Product Brief
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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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Tri-Seal Intl. Inc. (Blauvelt, NY): Richard McKenna, vp, sales.
Controls Product Brief
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Filling systems brochure

Autoprod Inc. (Clearwater, FL) has released a four-page, full-color brochure, "The new generation of Autoprod filling systems." It provides an overview and technical details on Autoprod's Gold(TM) and Gold Plus(TM) CIP/SIP technologies, filling systems and margarine fill/seal/cap systems.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Materials Product Brief
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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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Keller Crescent Co. (Evansville, IN) was named Eli Lilly and Co.'s (Indianapolis, IN) first fully site-certified North American supplier.
Controls Product Brief
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Bander/sleever

CMS Gilbreth Packaging Systems (Trevose, PA) has introduced the BASE 1000 Series II bander/sleever with the ability to sleeve multipack products. For use with PVC or Eastar® PETG from Eastman, it sleeves packages made of glass, plastic, metal or paper at speeds to 160/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Autoclavable/ETO bags

Fisher Container (Evanston, IL) has developed Precision Clean® Breather Bags for the pharmaceutical and medical device markets. Made of 50% DuPont Tyvek® and 50% Precision Clean® HD (HDPE), the bags are processed in a Class 10 clean room for sterility.
Materials Product Brief
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Low-energy PE shrink film

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has added a low-energy PE film to its family of Clysar shrink films. Clysar LE is a multi-layer, cross-linked film with good toughness, elasticity, optical properties and high available shrinkage.

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