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Controls Product Brief
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Fiber-optic sensor

The WLL 160T is a fiber-optic sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) that offers small size and an intelligent push-button teach-in process for use in a variety of applications and industries.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Willett America, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) began the first phase of manufacturing industrial ink-jet printers in the United States. They were previously imported from Willett Intl.
Materials Product Brief
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Adhesive coating

Perfecseal® SBP2000 is a new adhesive formulation from Perfecseal (Philadelphia, PA) designed to solve problems associated with standard coated Tyvek® lid stocks used for medical pack-aging devices.
Machine Product Brief
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High-definition ink-jet printing

FreeForm® high-definition ink-jet (HDIJ) printing from Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) is a single-nozzle continuous ink-jet system. It deploys faster sweep rates to provide printout with a resolution of up to 10 times that of current products, says the company.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) announced that the debottlenecking of two production lines at its Carrington, England, facility will add 60 million lb of crystal and HIPS capacity by late 1997.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

The Specialty Chemical Additives Div. of Ciba Additives (Tarrytown, NY) and the Industrial and Agricultural Products Div. of Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc.
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer

The 20 Series thermal/thermal-transfer label printer from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) is suited for high-volume applications. It prints bar codes, text and graphics at 12"/sec at 203 dpi onto p-s labels and tags measuring up to 5.5" W and 30" L.
Controls Product Brief
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Invisible bar code technology

Invisible bar code technology from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) employs inks with compositions based on near-infrared fluorophores (NIRFs). NIRFs fluoresce in the near-infrared region and are thus invisible to the naked eye.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL): Amy Garner, sales asst.; Larry Lines, technical service mgr.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Plastofilm Industries Inc. (Wheaton, IL) was acquired by Ivex Packaging Corp. (Lincolnshire, IL)

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