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Canmaking

An automatic counter/bagger/bag palletizer automates the handling of converted can ends. From Fleetwood Systems (Romeoville, IL), the system is said to increase line speeds and decrease operator involvement.
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Controls Product Brief
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Water-based coatings

Reichhold Chemicals (Research Triangle Park, NC) has introduced a new line of water-based paper coatings that repel grease, oil, moisture and water vapor.
Materials Product Brief
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Static controlled rigid films

A washable static coating made of polyaniline is now available on Klockner Pentaplast's (Gordonsville, VA) polyester, co-polyester and vinyl Pentastat® rigid films used to make thermoformed packages for printed circuit boards and other static-sensitive products.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL): Peter K. Knopfhart, vp, eng. and R&D.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI): Floris Delée, brewery eng./product mgr. of Steinecker, subsidiary of the Kronseder Business Group (Neutraubling, Germany).
Controls Product Brief
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Components

Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) has unveiled a new 8-page brochure: "Solutions for Food & Beverage Packaging, Food Processing and Flexible Packaging." It describes how individual components such as sensors, process controllers, PLCs, timers and counters, operator interfaces, RFID and machine vision systems can work together with existing automation to provide total automation solutions.
Machine Product Brief
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Products brochure

Western Atlas Inc.'s Material Handling Systems Div. (Hebron, KY) has introduced a full-color, 20-page brochure that describes each of the firm's product lines in detail, including AS/R systems, sortation products, palletizers, table-top conveyors, case conveyors and monorail, and software and controls.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nordson Corp. (Duluth, GA): John M. Raterman, vp, North American div.
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Supplier news: Achievements

The Shaving Products Group of Warner-Lambert Co. presented Risdon/Guild Molders (Naugatuck, CT) with a Certified Vendor Award for excellence in manufacturing injection-molded components for Schick's Personal Touch line of women's razors.
Materials Product Brief
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F/f/s films

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) has developed the FS 5000 series of films, designed for hot and cold form/fill/seal packaging applications. These medium barrier, multi-layer coextruded polyolefins provide increased strength and flexibility at temperatures ranging from 212°F to

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