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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, TN), has merged its Specialty Packaging Plastics and Performance Plastics businesses to create Specialty Plastics.
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Micro PLCs

Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) will showcase a new family of micro PLCs for cost-effective, high-speed control applications on small machines.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Indigo (Woburn, MA) won the '96 InterTech Technology Award of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation for the company's E-Print 1000 digital offset color press.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Superior Label Systems (Cincinnati, OH): Jeffrey P. Kenny, vp and COO
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Vacuum skin packaging

Cryovac, a div. of W.R. Grace & Co. (Duncan, SC), has released a brochure on the company's vacuum skin packaging system. VSP allows shoppers to see the natural shape, color and texture of ready-to-prepare foods, cheeses, deli meats and other items.
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Photoelectric sensors

SICK Optic-Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) W.250 line of photoelectric sensors is suited for a range of applications including presence/ absence detection and fill-height monitoring in a bin.
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Servo amplifier

Kollmorgen Motion Technologies (Radford, VA) will introduce the Servostar, a compact digital servo amplifier that can operate a wide variety of Kollmorgen brushless motor types.
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L-bar sealers

The Renwrap Div. of Rennco (Homer, MI) will be introducing its Model 1616 and 2420 L-bar sealers and Model 3618 sleeve wrapper. These systems serve all markets using shrink packaging and bundling.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Continental PET Technologies Inc. (Florence, KY) will build a $4.4 million PET stretch blow molding plant in Poinciana, FL.
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Band sealer

The 55BV5CER all-purpose band sealer from Emplex Systems (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) has been updated to offer improvements in maintenance, conveying and safety.

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