New Products

Controls Product Brief
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End protectors

ITW Angleboard's (Glenview, IL) new AngleWrap(TM) uses a unique design, which allows for a reduction in the product's leg length. New Angleboard measures 2.5" x 2.5" x .225", instead of 3" x 3" x .225", for a savings of approximately 25% on a per-piece basis, and an increase of 18" on a piece-per-pallet basis, says the manufacturer.
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Reusable packs could diminish corrugated demand

Although the environment is no longer a hot packaging issue in the U.S., global companies must contend with European regulations that target shipping containers and other transport packaging.
Materials Product Brief
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UV-curable topcoat

Originally developed to protect bar coding on circuit boards, 1071S is a UV-curable protective topcoat from Craig Adhesives and Coatings (Newark, NJ).
Controls Product Brief
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Live roller conveyor

Model 190-ABEZ live roller conveyor from Hytrol Conveyor (Jonesboro, AR) is a general transport conveyor with the capabilities of accumulating products with zero pressure.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Great Lakes Packaging Corp. (Germantown, WI): Jeff Craig, product mgr., graphics accounts; LeRoy Schramm, planning mgr., new product development.
Controls Product Brief
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Luminescence sensor

The LUT 3-8 luminescence sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) combines high switching frequency and a fast response time with the convenience of a semiconductor UV light source and a more compact design.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Atlas Electric Devices Co. (Chicago, IL); The Reynolds Co. (Greenville, SC) for the manufacture of water-based, hot melt, and dry-blended adhesives, as well as specialty industrial coatings.
Machine Product Brief
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Case packer/unpacker

Designed for smaller operations with moderate speed requirements, the Linapac case packer/unpacker from Krones (Franklin, WI) takes minimal floor space to pack containers into a case, or remove them from a case, at speeds to 8 cycles/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Multiwall bag

International Paper's (Purchase, NY) new multiwall bag provides the protection of a sealed pinch-style bag plus the stacking features of a square-bottom self-opening sack.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

SWF Machinery (Sanger, CA) acquired McDowell Intl. Packaging Systems (Orlando, FL). The company will be known as SWF McDowell and will continue to operate from the manufacturing plant in Orlando, FL.

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