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Rockwell Automation: Bar-code reader

Rockwell Automation/Allen- Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced a new 2-D Fixed-Mount PDF 417 bar-code reader that can scan and decode both linear (1-D) and PDF 417 2-D bar codes, providing end-users with more bar-code scanning options.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonsville, VA) will invest $29 million to expand its rigid film plants in Gordonsville and Rural Retreat, VA.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA): William R. Armstrong (of Sealed Air), chairman, transport packaging committee; James D. Southwell (of Tenneco Packaging), vice chairman; Leon Venech (of S.G.S.U.S.
Controls Product Brief
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International Paper: Bleached board

Everest® solid-bleached-sulphate board from International Paper (Purchase, NY) is designed for upscale cosmetics and pharmaceutical applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Dalemark Industries Inc: Thermal-transfer printer

Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) has developed the XXTREME thermal-transfer printer for blister cards and strip and fanfold labels. Suitable for most materials, in widths from 1.2" to 6.1".
Materials Product Brief
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Slautterback Corp.: Hot melt applicator

Slautterback (Monterey, CA) has introduced the JR-5 hot melt adhesive applicator. It is a manually operated, self-contained system consisting of a melt unit and the LF Handgun attached to an electronically heated hose.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Schmalbach-Lubeca (Manchester, MI) bought 11 acres in Erie, PA, to build a 57ꯠ sq' tooling plant.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Green Bay Packaging's (Green Bay, WI) David Waldschmidt, sales eng., has achieved lifetime certified packaging professional status from IoPP.
Controls Product Brief
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Sonics & Materials: Ultrasonic plastic welders

Sonics & Materials (Danbury, CT) has introduced two hand-held welders with high amplitude for faster welding of thermoplastics. Model H-201 is a 200- and model H-501 a 500-watt model.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Bayer Corp.'s Polymers Div. (Pittsburgh, PA) has increased capacity at its Berlin, CT, Makrofol® PC film mfg. facility.

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