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Supplier news: International agreements

The Specialty Chemical Additives Div. of Ciba Additives (Tarrytown, NY) and the Industrial and Agricultural Products Div. of Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc.
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Machine Product Brief
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Label printer

The 20 Series thermal/thermal-transfer label printer from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) is suited for high-volume applications. It prints bar codes, text and graphics at 12"/sec at 203 dpi onto p-s labels and tags measuring up to 5.5" W and 30" L.
Controls Product Brief
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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: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Intertape Polymer Group (St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada) acquired Tape, Inc., a water-activated and p-s tape producer.
Controls Product Brief
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Thru-beam laser sensor

Aromat's (New Providence, RI) UZL-110 thru-beam laser sensor has been designed to meet IEC approval, Class 1 requirements. It provides a 15-mm (0.591") sensing width capable of detecting an opaque object as small as 0.1 mm (0.0394") over an area 15 to 500 mm (0.591" to 19.7") wide.
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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: Relocations, expansions

Containers Northwest Corp. (Tumwater, WA) is building a 164ꯠ sq' facility to be called CNC Containers Corp. (Montebello, CA).
Controls Product Brief
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Luminescence detectors

Balluff (Florence, KY) luminescence detectors read ultraviolet markings invisible to the naked eye. This eliminates the need for visible marks on products.

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