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Dimension Industries, Inc. (Maple Grove, MN): David M. Stearns, vp, sales and mktg.
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Proximity sensors

A new ultrasonic series of 18-mm, cylindrical proximity sensors is now available from Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH). Applications for the Model SM600/SM650 include cap presence and/or tilt detection, fill-level check, nonmetallic container counting, fill-tube presence monitoring, downed container detection and case inspection.
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Laminated tube decorating

Flex Foils process from Teledyne Packaging (Chester, PA) allows tube designers to decorate plastic and foil laminate tubes with hot foil stamping. It's available in a variety of metallic colors.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE): Jerome M. Smith, vp, general mgr., Packaging and Industrial Polymers.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

CMS Gilbreth Packaging Systems (Trevose, PA) has been purchased by Impaxx (Barrington Hills, IL).
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Autoclavable/ETO bags

Fisher Container (Evanston, IL) has developed Precision Clean® Breather Bags for the pharmaceutical and medical device markets. Made of 50% DuPont Tyvek® and 50% Precision Clean® HD (HDPE), the bags are processed in a Class 10 clean room for sterility.
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Low-energy PE shrink film

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has added a low-energy PE film to its family of Clysar shrink films. Clysar LE is a multi-layer, cross-linked film with good toughness, elasticity, optical properties and high available shrinkage.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

New Jersey Machine Inc. (Lebanon, NH) merged with Charles Lapierre Inc. (Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada) to form a holding company called NJM/CLI Packaging Systems Intl.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Great Lakes Corp. (Chicago, IL) has consolidated Chicago operations under one roof, adding 12귔 sq' to its headquarters. The company has also expanded its Palm Coast, FL, facility by 20ꯠ sq'.
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Desiccant strips

Desiccare (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced its continuous-strip desiccant product for use on automated dispensing equipment at speeds of 240 packs/ min.

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