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Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI): Gerry Makovec, regional sales mgr., Latin America; Adina Nagy, regional sales mgr., Midwest and Ontario and Quebec in Canada.
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Controls Product Brief
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Diagnostic service

Tri-Link is a new diagnostic service from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) that ties Triangle's PC-based Selectech 32 touchscreen equipment controls via modem to engineers at the company.
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Supplier news: International agreements

ARCO Chemical Co. (Newtown Square, PA) sold its plastics business to NOVA Chemicals (Calgary, Alberta, Canada).
Materials Product Brief
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High-barrier tray

Cryovac North America (Duncan, SC) has introduced the Cryovac® Barrier Foam Tray. Its multi-layer, coextruded barrier film, laminated to the inside surface, allows gas flushing and secure seals on MAP packages.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper's (Purchase, NY) bleached board division: Angela Medico, mgr., North American sales; William Donahue, mgr., intl.
Controls Product Brief
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Bundled data exchange

PLCDirect has bundled its DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) Server with Intouch(TM) Lite software by Wonderware® to provide users with an object-oriented man/machine interface suitable for use on most PLC systems.
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Vertical form/fill/seal

A new series of vertical form/ fill/seal machines from Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA) bags food and non-food products into overlap-, gusset-, fin- and flat bottom-style bags at speeds to 120 bags/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Pharmaceutical shrink film bundler

The DuraTech 2000 S-PH Pharmaceutical shrink film bundler from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) is designed with a compact footprint that measures only 8' L.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Michelman (Cincinnati, OH) and Drex-Chem Technologies (Singapore) will form Michelman Asia-Pacific (MAP) (Singapore) to manufacture water-based coatings for the paper industry.
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Pressureless combiners

As an alternative to standard pressure combining, Ambec (Owing Mills, MD) offers pressureless combiners to provide stability to containers during the single filing process of both round and nonround containers.

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