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TE neck/body bander

The Kalish Bandstar from DT Kalish (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a versatile TE neck/body bander. It uses a positive band feed and placement system that feeds an uncut band directly on to each container, then cuts the band to its precise length in a single, continuous motion.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Perfecseal, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA) will manufacture thermoformed trays at its Carolina, PR, plant.
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Polyethylene resins

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) has introduced Elite(TM) enhanced PE resins for consumer and industrial film applications. Made via Insite(TM) single-site catalyst technology, Elite 5100, 5110 and 5400 are PE resins that offer high stiffness and strength, high stretch and puncture-resistance, and improved sealability.
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Capper brochure

The Capamatic® chuck-style cappers are the focus of a brochure from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD). The brochure discusses single- and dual-head chuck-type cappers and rotary cappers.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) purchased Texaco's (White Plains, NY) propylene oxide/methyl tertiary butyl ether (PO/MTBE) business in Port Neches, TX.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Engelhard Corp. (Iselin, NJ) relocated the sales and marketing function for its Mearl(TM) products from Briarcliff Manor, NY, and Peekskill, NY, to its headquarters in Iselin, NJ.
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Metallized paper

Unilustre(TM) is a new metallized paper from Unifoil (Passaic Park, NJ) developed with simplified printing in mind. It looks like foil but prints like paper, says the company.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

GEI Mateer Burt, Inc. (Wayne, PA) began manufacturing the PPM line of p-s labelers, which was formerly manufactured by GEI Ashford in the U.K.
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Iron supplement regs

An informative packet from Hueck Foils (Manasquan, NJ) is designed to help manufacturers of iron-containing supplements comply with the new FDA regulations that require unit-dose packaging to prevent accidental ingestion by children.
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Machine vision system

The SmartImage Sensor from DVT (Norcross, GA) inspects for presence/absence, orientation, position and size. FrameWork 1.2, a Windows®-based software user interface, allows subpixel measurement and math computation skills.

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