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Materials Product Brief
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Eight-legged IBC

Clawson Container (Clarkston, MI) has developed a new PE IBC called the SpiderTank that has eight legs for increased stackability and reduced stress to the bottle.
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Controls Product Brief
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Shock testing instruments

Testing Machines (Amityville, NY) has released a four-page, full-color brochure detailing the Lansmont line of Shock Testing Instruments. Discussed are various features that are said to ensure accurate, repeatable, and reliable test control; and various operational safety features.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Jeffrey Buchta of Menasha Corp., Promo Edge Div. (Neenah, WI), was inducted into the Good Manufacturing Practice Institute's Hall of Fame, Erlanger, KY.
Controls Product Brief
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Molded cradle structure

The High Lip Rollguard II(TM) Model L-RF-10-SL is a molded roll cradle from Great Northern Corp. (Appleton, WI) that's designed to protect rollstock during handling, storage and shipping.
Machine Product Brief
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Conveyor lane divider

An innovative conveyor lane divider from Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) enables conveyor systems to be reconfigured with quick, simple adjustments. Aluminum rails fitted with Nolu D guides attach onto a conveyor system to create two or more distinct lanes, dividing the conveyor surface while guiding product.
Machine Product Brief
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Volumetric cup filler

The Series 500 volumetric cup filler from GEI Mateer Burt (Wayne, PA) can reach speeds to 120 containers/min and fill volumes of up to 98 cu". Typical applications include dry products such as rice, beans, nuts, candy, popcorn, pet food and frozen vegetables, as well as nonfood products such as silica or potpourri.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Alloyd Co., Inc. (DeKalb, IL) signed a letter of intent for the acquisition of Callanan Co. (Elk Grove Village, IL).
Controls Product Brief
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Ultrasonic sensor

Turck (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the Q30, a low-cost ultrasonic sensor. It was designed with a single high-performance transducer that is used as both the emitter and receiver.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Perfecseal, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA) will manufacture thermoformed trays at its Carolina, PR, plant.
Materials Product Brief
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Polyethylene resins

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) has introduced Elite(TM) enhanced PE resins for consumer and industrial film applications. Made via Insite(TM) single-site catalyst technology, Elite 5100, 5110 and 5400 are PE resins that offer high stiffness and strength, high stretch and puncture-resistance, and improved sealability.

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