New Products

Materials Product Brief
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Product literature

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.
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Controls Product Brief
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Line portal robot

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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Industrial Dynamics Co., Ltd. (Torrance, CA) has acquired the industry rights to use and further develop Control Micro Systems' (Winter Park, FL) vector laser marking technology for the beverage and packaging industries.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Expac Corp. (Park Ridge, NJ) has opened an office in Lombard, IL, to provide improved service to its Midwest customers.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Holly Scheihing, sales and mktg. asst., Corona Treating Systems.
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Supplier news: Achievements

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.
Materials Product Brief
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Colorant systems

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.
Materials Product Brief
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Custom-embossed closure

The Custom Smooth-Wall Closure with a PE cone liner that can be embossed or debossed with a corporate logo is now available from O. Berk Co. (Union, NJ).
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Willett America's (Ft. Worth, TX) latest addition to the 400 Series of ink-jet coders is the 450Si. Designed for basic coding applications, this small-character continuous ink-jet printer runs at speeds up to 950'/min using a 7x5 font.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Phoenix Health Care Products (Milwaukee, WI): Pete Lowry, project mgr.

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