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Printer/applicator

Model 2138-T is a new thermal/ thermal-transfer printer/applicator from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) that accepts a variety of thermal/ thermal-transfer print units to form a complete printer/applicator system.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

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Controls Product Brief
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Materials

International Paper's Thilmany Div. (Kaukauna, WI) introduces a superclean pulp with 50% moisture content and up to 80% less sand than standard versions.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Liquid Container, L.P. (West Chicago, IL) announced the acquisition of Plaxicon (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) in a move designed to form a $150 million blow molding operation.
Materials Product Brief
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Expanded PP beads

BASF (Wyandotte, MI) has formulated a new grade of expanded PP beads for use in the fabrication of molded foam products. Neopolen®P P2024B is available in black and offers a nominal bulk density of 22 g/L, making it suitable for lightweight returnable automotive and industrial dunnage.
Machine Product Brief
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Flow wrapper

From PFM Packaging Machinery Corporation (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada), the horizontal pillow-pack wrapper Model Mistral HS has a long-dwell sealing mechanism that produces air-tight seals at speeds to 400 packs/min.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) has announced the start-up of a new production train located at Dow's Tarragona, Spain, site, dedicated to materials made via INSITE(TM) technology.
Machine Product Brief
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Honeycomb can

A new steel can with a honeycomb wall structure has been introduced by Schmalbach-Lubeca (Ratingen, Germany). This structure allows substantial material savings, says the company.
Materials Product Brief
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Case packer brochure

Focke & Co., Inc. (Greensboro, NC) has released a six-page, full-color brochure detailing its 486 case packer. A key advantage of the 486 case packer is its fast, no-tool changeover with positive start-up.
Machine Product Brief
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Empty bottle inspector

The Omnivision D-1200 is an all-surface empty bottle inspector from Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA). Its dual-line inspection capabilities minimize downtime, bringing production speeds up to 1군 bottles/min, and eliminate the need to run two separate systems in tandem.

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