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Biodegradable polyester

DuPont Films (Wilmington, DE) has introduced a hydro/biodegradable polyester that is said to decompose without harm to the soil or environment. A modified PET polymer, Biomax can be made into fibers, films or resins, and has a melting point of around 200°C.
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F-style container

In-line fluorinated and ultra-clean HDPE containers for packaging of solvent-based and high-purity products have been introduced by Airopak (Manchester, PA).
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Capper/uncapper

Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) has introduced a laboratory-quality table-top capper/uncapper for the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. It's accurate to 0.5 in-lb and uses sealed motors and clutches for cleanliness.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nordson Corp. (Amherst, OH): Robert Zajac, gen. mgr. of subsidiary Mountaingate Eng., Inc. (Campbell, CA).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Delta Plastics, Inc. (Hot Springs, AR) is constructing a 150ꯠ sq' factory and warehouse adjacent to its existing headquarters for its new Delta Closures Div.
Controls Product Brief
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Quick-change feature

Chase-Logeman's (Greensboro, NC) ChaseLock(TM) instant-release, vial-and-stopper feeder bowl-and-track system is now available on the company's FS Series of filling and stopper insertion machines.
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Slip/tie sheet dispenser

The Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) Model 1098D dual hopper/sheet dispenser is designed to handle both slip and tie sheets simultaneously. It can be installed on existing palletizers and robots, or as a stand-alone unit.
Materials Product Brief
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Plastic tray for solids and liquids

Meals containing both solids and liquids may be packaged with separation of ingredients with the new Wet & Dry plastic tray from Form Plastics (St. Charles, IL).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Unifill Intl. AG and Unifill Intl. Holding AG (Krauzlingen, Switzerland) were acquired by Elopak a.s. (Lier, Norway).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Grace Packaging (Boca Raton, FL) is restructuring from a regional management focus to a global organization, which includes moving its headquarters to its Cryovac facilities at P.O.

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