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Tabletop carton/card printer

Model 1016A tabletop carton/card printer from Kiwi Coders (Wheeling, IL) flexographically prints text, bar codes or variable information onto flat cartons or cards measuring up to 10" x 10".
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High-gloss HDPE

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) now supplies most of its stock HDPE bottles in a high-gloss material. This material has a surface gloss comparable to PVC and PET, says Richards, but with the cost advantages of HDPE.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) has formed a new subsidiary N.V. Windmller & Hlscher S.A. (Antwerp, Belgium) to service the Belgian and Luxembourg markets.
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Brushless servo control

Baldor Electric (Ft. Smith, AR) has announced a new AC single-axis brushless servo for digital speed control or torque control applications. It incorporates auto-tuning, process control and expansion board options for easy set-up and operation.
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Supplier news: Achievements

A.R. Arena Products, Inc. (Rochester, NY) received the Robert Schad Environmental Award for the Atlas 640 Shipper(TM).
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Auger filler

The All-Fill (Exton, PA) Model SV-400 auger filler provides accurate, repeatable filling of powders, granulates and liquids. It uses The Cerebus III control system, a brushless, direct-drive servo motor with motion control electronics to control the auger for precise filling.
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Corona-treated film test

The American Society of Test Methods (ASTM) announces the approval of a new test method for determining the surface energy of corona-treated films. The new test method, ASTM5679-96, is entitled "Test Method for Corona-Treated Polymer Films Using Water Contact Angle Measurements." Method allows for the inclusion of measuring all polymer films, unlike the older test that measured only PP and PE films.
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Supplier news: Achievements

The Society of Plastics Engineers recently honored Robert Schad, founder and president of Husky Injection Molding (Bolton, Ontario, Canada), with its 1996 International Award in Business Management.
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Lugless closer

Adco's (Sanger, CA) C90 lugless closer seals double- or single-sided heat seal-coated cartons at speeds to 250 cartons/min. It can handle cartons in sizes from 4" x 31/8" x 7/8" to 12" x 8" x 31/4".

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