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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.
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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.
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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: Appointments, promotions

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI): Floris Delée, brewery eng./product mgr. of Steinecker, subsidiary of the Kronseder Business Group (Neutraubling, Germany).
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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.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nadel Industries (Port Chester, NY): Michael Druce, account executive.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Flint Ink Corp. (Detroit, MI) and The Valspar Corp. (Minneapolis, MN) have signed an agreement to allow Flint Ink to distribute Valspar's flexible packaging coatings in the U.S.
Controls Product Brief
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Live roller conveyor

AIS Container Handling (Dutton, MI) has released product information on the TS live roller conveyor that highlights its features and advantages. The economics, versatility and chain drive feature of the machine are highlighted.
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Skin packaging and die-cutting

The EZ-Skin/Trim Combo from Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) combines a skin packaging line with hydraulic die-cutting in one space-saving frame. The machine operates hydraulically and does not require an external air supply.

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