New Products

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Foam end caps

BASF (Wyandotte, MI) has introduced foam end caps made from the company's Neopolen®*P 1822B expanded PP beads. They employ a "living hinge," formed in-line of the same material, for a secure fit around the corners of the product.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Macbeth Div. of Kollmorgen Instruments Corp. (Waltham, MA) and Gretag Color Control Systems Div. of Gretag AG (Regensdorf, Switzerland) announced plans for a merger.
Materials Product Brief
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L-shaped accumulation table

Ambec (Owings Hills, MD) has introduced a new space-saving accumulation table. An L-shaped design allows a 10'-L bi-directional table to be located in spaces where available widths are only 5'.
Machine Product Brief
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Case packer

The Minatus case packer from Hartness (Greenville, SC) is capable of handling round and non-round containers, as well as containers with handles and pump triggers, and 2- and 3-piece cans.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Timothy W. Mages, gen. mgr. for the Charlotte, NC, plant.
Controls Product Brief
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New motors

Baldor Electric's (Ft. Smith, AR) AC induction servo and spindle drive motors are designed for tough, industrial, adjustable-speed applications requiring high speeds and fast response.
Machine Product Brief
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Print/apply labeler

Auto Labe's (Ft. Pierce, FL) Model 150 print/apply labeler is suitable for one-up or next-label-out applications, and can be configured in either a tamp-on or blow-on version.
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Plastic bottle

Clear and lightweight, a 16-oz PET container for single-serve milk products is now available from QDC Plastic Container (Lansing, MI). The resealable bottle is available with Portola Packaging's (San Jose, CA) 38-mm NEPCO Clement snap-on neck closure.
Materials Product Brief
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Anti-static film

Sealed Air Corp. (Danbury, CT) has introduced anti-static film for its Korrvu® retention packaging. The clear film is designed to protect products sensitive to electro-static discharge from shock, vibration, impact and surface damage during shipment.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers (Washington, DC) is now headquartered at 1801 K Street, NW, Ste. 600K, Washington, DC 20006, phone 202/974-5254; fax 202/296-7354.

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