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PVC/PE with light absorber

When used in MAP packaging of fresh meat, fish, seafood and poultry, Green-Tek's (Edgerton, WI) Polyraz PVC/PE film with UV light absorber prevents UV light penetration, thereby reducing discoloration of red meat products.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) announced a 550-million-lb expansion in PE production at its Ft. Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada, plant.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Placon Corp. (Madison, WI) was awarded Qualified Supplier by Moen's (Holmstead, OH) new EPICS (Effective Partnerships Increase Customer Satisfaction) supply management process.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Rick Young, sales mgr., narrow web systems.
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Supplier news: Achievements

David Kersztyn, of Keenline Conveyor Systems (Oshkosh, WI), received the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce's 1996 Business Person of the Year Award.
Machine Product Brief
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Robotic cartoner

Dimension Industries' (Maple Grove, MN) Model 625R Robotic Top Load Intermittent-Motion Cartoning System incorporates a complete product unscrambling, feeding, collating and orienting system for irregularly shaped cylindrical products.
Materials Product Brief
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Foam-in-place bagging

The AccuPak is a foam-in-place bagging system from Flexible Products (Joliet, IL) that uses low-profile fixed nozzles to dispense PU foam into bags within a set of brush rollers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Michelman, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) and Drex-Chem Technologies Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) announced the formation of a joint venture, Michelman Asia-Pacific (MAP), which will be located in Singapore.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

HK Systems, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has acquired the Material Handling Systems division and VantageWare Software subsidiary of Western Atlas Inc. (Hebron, KY).
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum pump

ELMO-L is an innovative vacuum pump from Siemens Energy & Automation (Norwood, OH) that emits only cool, clean, dry air, without carbon dust or oil emissions.

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