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Proximity sensor

The WTR photoelectric proximity sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) is specifically designed for accumulation, loading and unloading applications on roller conveyors.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA) received the Supplier Innovation Award from General Mills, Minneapolis, MN.
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Cable carriers

E-Z Chain cable carriers from igus (E. Providence, RI) are designed with a split crossbar along the inner or outer radius for quick installation or removal of cables and hoses, without any tools.
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PEF'S ANNUAL REPORT

The Packaging Education Forum has launched an "Annual Report on Packaging Education" to inform leading packaging companies about efforts to improve packaging's positive role in society through better education.
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New film grade

Aclar® NT from AlliedSignal Specialty Films (Morristown, NJ) is a new grade of fluoropolymer film comprising clear, non-yellowing and scratch-resistant moisture barrier films.
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Printed desiccant bags

United Desiccants (Belen, NM) now offers four-color printing on its Container Dri® line of desiccant bags. This allows company logos and graphics to be display-ed on the white front panel of the desiccant bag.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sekisui TA Industries, Inc. (Garden Grove, CA) has marked its 20-year anniversary with the opening of a production facility in Rogersville, TN.
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Air cylinder

Firestone Industrial Products' (Carmel, IN) 2M2A "Microactuator" is a pneumatic bellows-type air cylinder designed to provide smooth actuation in place of an air or hydraulic cylinder.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc. (Gordonsville, VA) began a $30 million expansion that will double its annual rigid film and sheet capacity to 100 million lb.
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Packaging web sites

The stampede onto the Internet by the packaging community shows no signs of slowing. A variety of information can be gleaned from these sites, many of which offer immediate, technical information.

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