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Materials Product Brief
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Thermoformed containers

Clamshells and two-piece packaging can be custom-thermoformed by Capco Plastics (El Paso, TX). Made of either PVC or Eastar(TM) PETG copolyester from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN), they can be produced in thicknesses from 7.5 to 40 mil, in sizes beginning at 2" sq.
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Machine Product Brief
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Sleeve cartoner

The 6BC-400 is a high/variable-speed, automatic-load, horizontal sleeve cartoning machine from ADCO Manufacturing (Sanger, CA). It allows automatic indexing and carton loading of one-piece trayed or bagged products at speeds to 400 cartons/min.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Formost Packaging Machines (Woodinville, WA): Dennis Gunnell, sales mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Containers and lids

Berry Plastics (Evansville, IN) has introduced a new line of containers and lids made of PP. Sizes range from 4 to 32 oz, and include rectangular containers used to maximize shelf space.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Vinmar Intl., Ltd. (Houston, TX) and Flex Industries, Ltd. (India) has formed a joint venture named Flexvin Ltd., based in Houston, TX, to market PET and BOPP films.
Machine Product Brief
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Conveyor system

Flexlink's (Bethlehem, PA) XK conveyor system is designed for heavy-duty applications, especially in wet or oily environments. Operates at rates ranging from 15' to 165'/min over runs as long as 130'.
Materials Product Brief
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Pressure-sensitive adhesives

Reichhold (Research Triangle Park, NC) has released a new full-color brochure focusing on the company's commitment to the p-s adhesives market. The brochure highlights advancements in custom polymer development, its full product line in the p-s market including both hot melt and aqueous adhesives, and latest developments in on-site testing.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. (Lincoln, RI): Patrick B. Feeney, sales engineer.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Wexxar Corp. (Naperville, IL): Hans Schouten, dir., Eastern sales.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging web sites

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