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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.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

O. Berk Co. (Union, NJ) was selected Distributor of the Year by Poly-Seal Corp. (Baltimore, MD).
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Johnson Controls Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has agreed to sell its plastic container operations to Schmalbach-Lubeca AG/Continental Can Europe (Ratingen, Germany).
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: International agreements

Advantage Puck (Mishawaka, IN) and Mengibar (Barcelona, Spain) announced the newest member to the Mengibar Group, Integrated Puck (Ivyland, PA).
Controls Product Brief
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Drive motors with tachometer

For use in applications where precise speed regulation is required, Baldor Electric (Ft. Smith, AR) offers SCR-rated Permanent Magnet DC Motors with precision integral DC tachometers.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink film

Improved Clysar HP shrink film from DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE) is said to be a more forgiving film, meaning that it can withstand a broader thermal range in both sealers and tunnels.
Machine Product Brief
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Product handling system

The Model 3300 turnkey product handling system from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) is a conveyor that orients, spaces and labels containers. Its patented design allows feedscrew pitches to be manually adjusted for different product shapes, without the use of tools.
Supplier News
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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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