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Invisible bar code technology

Invisible bar code technology from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) employs inks with compositions based on near-infrared fluorophores (NIRFs). NIRFs fluoresce in the near-infrared region and are thus invisible to the naked eye.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Gebo Industries (Strasbourg, France) acquired the assets of Aidlin Automation Corp. (Sarasota, FL).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) will invest $500 million in its ethylene copolymers business, resulting in a 25% expansion in manufacturing capabilities.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Plastofilm Industries Inc. (Wheaton, IL) was acquired by Ivex Packaging Corp. (Lincolnshire, IL)
Materials Product Brief
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Crimper for cold sealing

The PSD(TM) (Polymer Sealing Device) crimper from Lako Tool & Mfg. (Perrysburg, OH) has been designed to aid cold sealing in packaging applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Induction sealing on untreated glass

Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI) has developed new waxless foils that enable untreated glass jars to be induction sealed at high speeds. Previously, glass containers had to be treated in order to accept a foil inner seal.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Mateer-Burt Co., Inc. (Wayne, PA) has changed its name to GEI Mateer-Burt, Inc.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Dimension Industries, Inc. (Maple Grove, MN): David M. Stearns, vp, sales and mktg.
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Supplier news: International agreements

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (Wilmington, DE) will invest more than $15 million at its DuPont Packaging France S.A. shrink film production facility in Le Trait, France.
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Manual dumping station

Flexicon (Phillipsburg, NJ) has developed a Manual Dumping Station configured for direct connection to flexible screw conveyors. It collects dust created during manual dumping of powder and bulk solid materials from bags, boxes, drums and other containers.

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