International Paper (Purchase, NY) has created a Pressure Sensitive Papers Div., located in De Pere, WI, which brings together the manufacturing, converting and technical resources of the Nicolet, Thilmany and International Paper businesses.
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High-performance, high-voltage MHD digital AC servo motors from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) give packaging machines more power, with the space and cost savings of smaller motor-frame sizes and reduced-size power cables.
Think & Do Software (Ann Arbor, MI) now offers two versions of its PC-based flowchart control software. Version 4.1 for Windows NT allows users to run control logic and HMI software applications on a single PC.
National Packaging Services (Ridgefield, NJ) has designed Natpack(TM), a corrugated container for shipping hazardous materials. A viable replacement for 55-gal drums, Natpack measures 36" H x 36" W x 36" L, holds one cubic yard of material, and has an 8-mm thick PE liner.
StaticBan conductive coatings from Michelman (Cincinnati, OH) form a protective shield around sensitive electronics. Heat-resistant and rub-resistant, StaticBan eliminates the need for a separate protective overprint.