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Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

The 460si is a new high-performance small-character continuous ink-jet printer from Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) that can print over 2ꯠ characters/sec, depending on character font.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

AMBEC (Owings Mills, MD): Wil Parsels, special accounts mgr.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

ARPAC (Schiller Park, IL): Donn Maggart and Jeff Kaplan, strategic accounts mgrs.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Atlantis Plastics, Inc. sold its Tulsa, OK, custom film facility to a group of private investors.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch/placement system

A new pouch feeder with an integrated placement system from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) is designed to gently singulate numerous styles and sizes of pouches and deliver them to the placement system at speeds to 250 pouches/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging web sites

These are a few of the many packaging-related sites on the World Wide Web. Not only do many suppliers have web sites now, but so do many trade shows, universities and associations, a few of which are listed below.
Machine Product Brief
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Roller conveyors

Polychain® belt-driven roller conveyors from Interroll (Wilmington, NC) use nylon sprockets in conjunction with synchronous belts to provide higher torque levels than round belts, says the company.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) elected the 1997 officer team: Barry Shoulders, chairman; Fred Erler, vice chairman; Robert S.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Accraply, Inc. (Plymouth, MN) relocated its headquarters to 3580 Holly Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55447, phone 800/328-3997; fax 612/519-9656.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) and Union Carbide Corp. (Danbury, CT) will launch a PE technology, licensing, and metallocene catalyst supply company located in Houston, TX.

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