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Supplier news: International agreements

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) in a joint venture with the Siam Cement Group (Bangkok, Thailand) will build a PE production facility in Thailand, to be named Siam Polyethylene Co.
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Controls Product Brief
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Fast tooling changeover

A new brochure from Jergens (Cleveland, OH) features products to speed tooling changeovers and to maximize the number of parts held on a fixture. It includes the Ball Lock(TM) Mounting System, which permits accurate locating and locking of fixture plates to subplates in less than a minute.
Materials Product Brief
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Cohesive bonding

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) offers a choice of four special cohesive bonding solutions for unitizing pallet loads. For use with the FastBreak® Cohesive Unitizing System.
Materials Product Brief
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Bulk food containers

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) offers 1-lb, 500-mL, and 100-mL molds for PET containers suitable for spices and bulk foods.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (Washington, DC) has moved to 1101 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, phone: 202/828-2328; fax: 202/828-2488.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Amgraph Packaging, Inc. (Versailles, CT): Kenneth A. Fontaine, mgr., new product development and mktg. services; Judy Hershberger, sales development rep.
Controls Product Brief
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Motion controller

Atlas Copco's (Sewickley, PA) new motion controller offers improved positioning performance over previous versions. The Atlas DMC 2.0 employs an enhanced feedforward PID (proportional integral derivative) servo algorithm, improved smoothness in master/slave and electronic CAM applications, and faster respones to system faults with detection in firmware.
Machine Product Brief
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Print/apply system

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has introduced its Label-Aire® Model 2138-Series Z printer/applicator. It incorporates a high-resolution thermal/ thermal-transfer printer with an automatic label applicator to deliver p-s labels at speeds to 12"/sec, at either 203 or 300 dpi.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA) received the Supplier Innovation Award from General Mills, Minneapolis, MN.
Controls Product Brief
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Cable carriers

E-Z Chain cable carriers from igus (E. Providence, RI) are designed with a split crossbar along the inner or outer radius for quick installation or removal of cables and hoses, without any tools.

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