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Eastman Chemical Company: MDPE coating resins

EASTACOAT resins from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) are medium-density polyethylenes for extrusion-coating applications. The materials are said to form a strong bond to polyethyleneimine-primed substrates, including polyester and nylon films, without the need for supplementary ozonation.
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Machine Product Brief
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Servo-driven cartoner

The Formula 2000 Series IMC/SM is a new intermittent-motion cartoner from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) designed with low maintenance and easy changeover in mind.
Materials Product Brief
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Ink-jet (wax) printer

The Little David VersaJet® SI is a solid ink (wax) ink-jet printer from Loveshaw (South Canaan, PA). It uses a single printhead to produce up to five lines of print on both porous and nonporous surfaces such as rigid plastic, most flexible packaging films, paper, wood and coated cartons.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Unisource Worldwide, Inc. (Berwyn, PA): Richard H. Bogan, sr vp, CEO.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Trexel, Inc. (Woburn, MA) is working with Alusuisse-Lonza (Zurich, Switzerland) to develop microcellular foam products. The first commercial product from the partnership will be introduced by Alusuisse-Lonza by the end of 1997.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) plans to increase high-pressure LDPE capacity at its Baton Rouge, LA, plastics plant by 210 million lb/yr by implementing a debottleneck step.
Machine Product Brief
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Graphic Controls Corp.: Ink-jet marking

The 1881 high-resolution ink for porous substrates is available from Graphic Controls (Buffalo, NY). The black ink comes in 500-mL direct replacement bottles.
Controls Product Brief
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Auger filler for dry, flowable products

Developed to replace volumetric cup fillers, the Neotron System® is a multi-auger filler from GEI Mateer Burt (Wayne, PA) that fills dry, flowable products like soup base, parmesan cheese, drink mixes and spices into PS and paperboard containers 10-up.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet system

The new LINX 4200 Series small-character continuous ink-jet system from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) prints up to two lines of information with five message storage capability.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Industrial Dynamics Co., Ltd. (Torrance, CA) has acquired the industry rights to use and further develop Control Micro Systems' (Winter Park, FL) vector laser marking technology for the beverage and packaging industries.

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