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Vector drive brochure

Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) has produced a 12-page color brochure describing the DKR digital intelligent AC vector drive and a broad range of associated applications.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Testing Machines Inc. (Islandia, NY) relocated to a larger facility at 2910 Expressway Drive South, Islandia, NY 11722, phone 800/678-3221; fax 516/842-5220.
Materials Product Brief
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High-slip film and sheet

PETG 31 is a new high-slip polyester film and sheet from Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonville, VA) with an internal denesting additive that provides easy, silicone-free removal from molds and separation of thermoformed parts.
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Hot melt with desiccant

DesiMax(TM) SLF (sorbent loaded film) from Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) uses a patent-pending technology for blending desiccants into a variety of hot melts so that moisture can be adsorbed into packaging.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Independent Can Co. (Belcamp, MD) added an 80ꯠ sq', $2 million distribution center to its headquarters. Full utilization is scheduled for early 1997.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Containers Northwest Corp. changed its name to CNC Containers Corp. (Tumwater, WA), which serves as the parent company over its joint-venture interest in Containers Southwest L.L.C.
Controls Product Brief
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Catalog supplement

McKernan Packaging Clearing House (Reno, NV) now sends a monthly Packaging Clearing House Catalog supplement to preferred customers that describes new items available since the last catalog publication date.
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Final score for '96: Productivity gains 41, productivity losses 6

Of 516 responses to the 1997 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator Survey, more than four in ten (41%) report productivity improvements in 1996, compared to just 6% who say their companies experienced losses in productivity.
Materials Product Brief
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Foam-in-bag system

The SpeedyPacker(TM) foam-in-bag packaging system from Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) dispenses Instapak® foam into a bag to create protective cushioning.
Machine Product Brief
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Liquid filler

The Filamatic® Model VLD-300-CIP push-button liquid filler from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) achieves production rates of up to 150 containers/min, with accuracies of ±1/2%, when using 10 fill stations.

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