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Conveyor systems

FlexLink's (Bethlehem, PA) Conveyor Systems and Automation Components Catalog describes the company's complete line of flexible plastic-chain conveyor systems and automation components.
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Materials Product Brief
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Friction testing

The Lab Master® Slip and Fric-tion testing system from Testing Machines (Islandia, NY) is designed to precisely determine friction characteristics for paper, film, foil and other packaging materials.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

AlliedSignal Plastics (Morristown, NJ) and Advanced Elastomer Systems (Akron, OH) have reached a non-exclusive agreement to jointly develop applications and markets for nylon-based "soft touch" products.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BASF Corp. (Mount Olive, NJ) has started up its new PS plant, with a production capacity of 315 million lb/yr, in Altamira, Mexico.
Controls Product Brief
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Label papers

A new family of coated-one-side label papers called DeltaGloss(TM) has been introduced by International Paper (Purchase, NY). DeltaGloss was designed for the can-wrap label and p-s facestock markets, commercial printing and specialty areas of the beverage markets.
Controls Product Brief
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Pillar Technologies - An ITW Company: Foil detection

Pillar Technologies (Hartland, WI) has introduced a dual-purpose system that uses an electronic sensor to detect the presence of aluminum under induction-sealed caps.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

A color data page from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) features the Jet-A-Mark DOD*1001 ink-jet printer. The literature sheet describes the benefits of the DOD*1001, including message flexibility, modular design, rugged construction and increased production.
Controls Product Brief
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Resin storage

Store up to 60ꯠ lb or 2겨 cu' of resin in the Silo Sack(TM) from B.A.G. Corp. (Dallas, TX). The vertical construction is designed to reduce overall storage space.
Materials Product Brief
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Tube filler

The new TFS 10 is a low- to mid-volume tube filler from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ) designed to meet the needs of contract packagers, private-label manufacturers, and other small-run pharmaceuticals and cosmetics manufacturers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Blueprint Automation, Inc. (Richmond, VA) has broken ground for a new 40ꯠ sq' headquarters and manufacturing facility in Richmond, VA, scheduled to be completed January 1998.

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