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Labeling system

Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) has introduced the Moduline Front/Back system, a pressure-sensitive, technically advanced labeling system.
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Controls Product Brief
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Fiber optic sensor

The OBF family of photoelectric sensors from ifm efector (Exton, PA) minimizes the chance of false signals through a simple, two-button set-up procedure.
Materials Product Brief
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F/f/s system

Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) has redesigned its TOPAS® f/f/s system to increase productivity of up to 1겨 bags/hr. In addition to free-flowing bulk goods, such as plastic resins, fertilizers and chemicals, the system can now accommodate difficult-to-handle products such as PVC powders.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) has teamed up with Biederman Enterprises Inc. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) to provide plastic grease cartridges to the North American market.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Trident Intl., Inc. (Brookfield, CT) has acquired a nonexclusive license from Dataproducts Corp. (Simi Valley, CA) for patented solid ink-jet printing technology in certain licensed industrial marking fields.
Machine Product Brief
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Tensilized strapping tape

Designed as an alternative to filament tape, tesa tape's (Charlotte, NC) tesa 4224 is a light-duty tensilized PP strapping tape. It's designed for bundling, reinforcing, strapping and palletizing.
Controls Product Brief
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Mechanical/pneumatic filler

Designed primarily for glass bottles, the Mecafill VKP filling system from Krones (Franklin, WI) combines a mechanical valve system with pneumatic functions to provide users with accurate and even fill levels.
Controls Product Brief
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Stretch wrapper for pallet loads

The Sidewinder® RT (Rotary Tower) series of stretch wrappers from Infrapak (Farmers Branch, TX) is available in semi-automatic and automatic, heavy-duty and regular versions.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones Inc. (Franklin, WI): Bob Pease, regional sales mgr.; Steve Peter, filler product mgr.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BASF Corp. Plastic Materials (Mt. Olive, NJ) plans a 70-million lb/yr expansion for its Freeport, TX, nylon 6 engineering resin plant.

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