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Static eliminator

The E-Nife static bar with ionizing air knife is new from Tantec (Schaumburg, IL). It's used to clean surfaces such as plastic, glass, fabric and paper on webs moving up to 200'/min or parts from a distance of up to 12".
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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: Appointments, promotions

Great Northern Corp. (Appleton, WI): John R. Davis, exec. vp.
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Supplier news: International agreements

UBS Capital B.V. (London, England) has acquired Tetra Laval Convenience Food (Bakel, The Netherlands) and its medical packaging division, TLF Medical Packaging (Avon, MA).
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Product settler

Powell Systems (Youngstown, OH) has introduced a product settler/forward transfer table that uses vibration to settle boxed products below the score line of the box before flaps are folded and sealed.
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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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