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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).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hayssen (Duncan, SC) plans a multi-million dollar expansion of its world headquarters, involving office additions for all functional and customer service-related areas.
Controls Product Brief
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Line filler upgrades

Horix (Pittsburgh, PA) has developed seven upgrades for its complete line of filling equipment that increase production, efficiency and operator safety while reducing operating costs, downtime and maintenance.
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Mexico beckons U.S. packagers

More visitors from South and North America are expected for Expopak '96, Mexico's largest packaging exhibition, planned for June 25 to 28. U.S. and U.S.-related companies will play a major role.
Machine Product Brief
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Metal detector

The Metalchek 30 metal detector from Lock Inspection Systems (Fitchburg, MA) can be connected to a PC and printer for data analysis on rejects. Stores up to 100 product settings.
Materials Product Brief
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Susceptor films

Himac (Atlanta, GA) offers a line of polyester microwave susceptor films that can be chemically or corona treated to precise customer specifications.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones Inc. (Franklin, WI): Bob Pease, regional sales mgr.; Steve Peter, filler product mgr.
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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.

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