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Defining 'recyclable'

Might manufacturers expect a uniform standard on how many people must be able to recycle a material before it can be labeled recyclable?
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Materials Product Brief
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Aluminum particle additive

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has developed an aluminum particle additive that, when blended with a resin prior to production, adds a sparkle effect to plastics.
Controls Product Brief
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Motorized conveyor pulley

The Sparks/Dura-Drive(TM) 4.5" dia motorized pulley provides a 62% increase in radial load weight for belt conveyor systems, says manufacturer Sparks Belting (Grand Rapids, MI).
Controls Product Brief
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Flow switches

Efector's (Exton, PA) solid-state flow switches protect against abnormal flow rates of liquid or gases. Suited for monitoring the flow of lubricants or coolants, providing run-dry protection for pumps, and detecting for clogged filters in liquid and gas handling systems.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL) has entered into an international agreement with Vortex Systems in Italy to sell, manufacture and service the high-speed transport and collating Individual Carrier System.
Machine Product Brief
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Tf/f/s tray machine

Medkeff-Nye's (Akron, OH) Universal series of form/fill/seal machines is designed to replace lid-sealing of externally sourced, preformed trays.
Controls Product Brief
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Laser marking coder

The Xymark(TM) Sprint II is a low-cost, portable laser marking coding system from Lumonics/Oxnard Operations (Oxnard, CA) that functions at speeds to 2ꯠ characters/sec with up to four lines of graphics.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

International Paper (Purchase, NY) has announced construction of a 120ꯠ-sq-ft manufacturing and engineering unit near Cincinnati, OH.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) is pursuing and establishing licensing relationships with Asian companies for its polymer technologies.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouches for sterilization

TPF-0562 film pouches from Tolas Health Care Packaging (Feasterville, PA) are made of PE and DuPont's Tyvek® to create a high-performance alternative to conventional autoclavable packaging.

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