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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ): William T. Riley, acct. mgr., Midwest region; Marcia Lange, acct. mgr., Western region.
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Controls Product Brief
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DuPont Packaging: High-performance ionomer

For use in blown and cast film applications, Surlyn® 2601 by DuPont (Wilmington, DE) is a high-performance version of ionomer workhorse grade Surlyn 1601.
Controls Product Brief
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Sonoco Alloyd: Sonoco Alloyd: Data option for sealer

The Level Four Data Acquisition system for Alloyd's (DeKalb, IL) two-station medical shuttle heat seal machines uses a dedicated computer to display and log all sealing parameters in addition to other package and order identification data.
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Cultural differences important in Mexico

Lack of understanding how business is conducted in Mexico is probably the main reason why so many companies fail there, says one major packaging buyer.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Intermec's (Everett, WA) new corporate structure integrates recently acquired Norand Corp. (Cedar Rapids, IA) and United Barcode Industries (Stockholm, Sweden) and is named Intermec Technologies Corp.
Controls Product Brief
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Atlas Group Americas: Servo control

Atlas Copco Controls (Sewickley, PA) has introduced the SimPL, a point-and-click servo control that simplifies motion control setup. While most motion controllers require a programmer to learn a new language, the SimPL has no syntax to remember.
Materials Product Brief
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Hazen Paper Co.: Foil board

Hazen Paper (Holyoke, MA) has introduced FX2, an 18-pt SBS board with foil on both sides. The foil seals both sides of the board, which is said to eliminate curl due to moisture.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

RevTech (New York, NY), a unit of Revlon, Inc.: Anthony S. Georges, vp, business development.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Rennco, Inc. (Homer, MI): Julie Merchant, mktg. mgr.
Machine Product Brief
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Automation Packaging Inc: F/f/s shrink wrapper

Automation Packaging Inc.'s (Tampa, FL) VersaJet LS 50 Series continuous-motion lap seal form/fill/seal shrink wrapper reaches speeds to 75 packages/min.

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