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Booklet labels counter shoplifting

Promo Edge (Neenah, WI) now offers its traditional Booklet/Plus(TM) product line with Sensormatic Electronics' (Boca Raton, FL) Ultra-Max® acousto-magnetic technology, designed to thwart shoplifting.
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Supplier News
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Materials Product Brief
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Stretch wrapper for printers

The Lan-ringer® stretch packaging system from Lantech (Louisville, KY) is designed to replace metal banding and hand wrapping to reduce labor and injuries, and to improve load protection of printed newspaper supplements.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Tuscarora Inc. (New Brighton, PA) acquired EPS (Moulders) Ltd. (Livingston, Scotland), a manufacturer of custom molded EPS. Tuscarora has also announced an agreement with BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) to conduct a joint feasibility study into the development of the EPS molding business in Brazil.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

North American Packaging Corp. (NAMPAC) (Atlanta, GA) has changed its name to Southcorp Packaging USA, Inc. to reflect the name of its affiliated company in Melbourne, Australia.
Controls Product Brief
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Brushless servomotors

Pacific Scientific's (Rockford, IL) new 2" and 3" frame Sentry brushless servomotors use high torque per frame size with a medium inertia design for improved load inertia matching.
Materials Product Brief
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Desiccant strips

Desiccare (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced its continuous-strip desiccant product for use on automated dispensing equipment at speeds of 240 packs/ min.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

The Jet-A-Mark® DOD-5000 drop-on-demand ink-jet printer from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) is designed for use in harsh industrial environments.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Gebo Industries (Strasbourg, France) acquired the assets of Aidlin Automation Corp. (Sarasota, FL).

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