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Materials Product Brief
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Shrink film

Improved Clysar HP shrink film from DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE) is said to be a more forgiving film, meaning that it can withstand a broader thermal range in both sealers and tunnels.
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Machine Product Brief
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Product handling system

The Model 3300 turnkey product handling system from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) is a conveyor that orients, spaces and labels containers. Its patented design allows feedscrew pitches to be manually adjusted for different product shapes, without the use of tools.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) in a joint venture with the Siam Cement Group (Bangkok, Thailand) will build a PE production facility in Thailand, to be named Siam Polyethylene Co.
Controls Product Brief
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Fast tooling changeover

A new brochure from Jergens (Cleveland, OH) features products to speed tooling changeovers and to maximize the number of parts held on a fixture. It includes the Ball Lock(TM) Mounting System, which permits accurate locating and locking of fixture plates to subplates in less than a minute.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Bartelt, Inc. (Sarasota, FL): Jeff Martin, business dir., pouch and packaging systems; Dave Miller, market development dir., pouch packaging; Jim Lyons, business dir., cartoning systems.
Controls Product Brief
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Proximity sensor

The WTR photoelectric proximity sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) is specifically designed for accumulation, loading and unloading applications on roller conveyors.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (Washington, DC) has moved to 1101 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, phone: 202/828-2328; fax: 202/828-2488.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Amgraph Packaging, Inc. (Versailles, CT): Kenneth A. Fontaine, mgr., new product development and mktg. services; Judy Hershberger, sales development rep.
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PEF'S ANNUAL REPORT

The Packaging Education Forum has launched an "Annual Report on Packaging Education" to inform leading packaging companies about efforts to improve packaging's positive role in society through better education.
Materials Product Brief
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New film grade

Aclar® NT from AlliedSignal Specialty Films (Morristown, NJ) is a new grade of fluoropolymer film comprising clear, non-yellowing and scratch-resistant moisture barrier films.

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