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Materials Product Brief
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Corrugated pallet system

The EZ-Pallet from Paper Systems (Des Moines, IA) is a 100% recyclable, corrugated stackable pallet said by the company to be 80% lighter than traditional wooden pallets.
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Machine Product Brief
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Label study

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (Naperville, IL) has released an updated version of its study, "The North American Market for P-S Labels." The nearly 200-page report examines the latest trends in raw materials, converting methods and end-user markets for the tag and label industry.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) announced that the debottlenecking of two production lines at its Carrington, England, facility will add 60 million lb of crystal and HIPS capacity by late 1997.
Controls Product Brief
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Proximity sensors

A new ultrasonic series of 18-mm, cylindrical proximity sensors is now available from Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH). Applications for the Model SM600/SM650 include cap presence and/or tilt detection, fill-level check, nonmetallic container counting, fill-tube presence monitoring, downed container detection and case inspection.
Materials Product Brief
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Laminated tube decorating

Flex Foils process from Teledyne Packaging (Chester, PA) allows tube designers to decorate plastic and foil laminate tubes with hot foil stamping. It's available in a variety of metallic colors.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL): Amy Garner, sales asst.; Larry Lines, technical service mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Autoclavable/ETO bags

Fisher Container (Evanston, IL) has developed Precision Clean® Breather Bags for the pharmaceutical and medical device markets. Made of 50% DuPont Tyvek® and 50% Precision Clean® HD (HDPE), the bags are processed in a Class 10 clean room for sterility.
Materials Product Brief
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Low-energy PE shrink film

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has added a low-energy PE film to its family of Clysar shrink films. Clysar LE is a multi-layer, cross-linked film with good toughness, elasticity, optical properties and high available shrinkage.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Riverwood Intl. Corp. (Atlanta, GA): David W. Hubbard, vp, North American Beverage Operations.
Materials Product Brief
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Desiccant strips

Desiccare (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced its continuous-strip desiccant product for use on automated dispensing equipment at speeds of 240 packs/ min.

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