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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Crown Simplimatic, Inc. (Lynchburg, VA): Robert H. McDonough, vp, North American sales; Adrian M. Whitfield, vp, European operations.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Linpac Plastics Ltd. (Knottingley, W. Yorkshire, England) reached an agreement in principle to acquire Viskase Corp.'s (Chicago, IL) Filmco Intl.
Materials Product Brief
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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.
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

Ranpak Corp. (Concord Twp., OH): D. David Waller, sales rep.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

White Cap, Inc. (Downers Grove, IL): George P. Sullivan, vp, sales and service.
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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.

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