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Permeation gauges

Mocon (Minneapolis, MN) offers a complete line of instruments for measuring oxygen, water vapor, carbon dioxide and aroma transmission rates through barrier films and packages.
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Pinch-bag and liner closers

The Pinch Inner Liner Sealer (PILS) from Fischbein (Statesville, NC) is designed to seal pinch-bag tops and their heat-sealable inner liners in one continuous process.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Pinnacle Automation, Inc. (St. Louis, MO) has formed an integrated business group called Alvey Systems Group, consisting of Alvey, Inc. (St.
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Surface enhancement

General Magnaplate Corp. (Linden, NJ) offers a six-page brochure on NEDOX, a surface treatment enhancement for moving machinery parts that prevents wear and corrosion.
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Defining 'recyclable'

Might manufacturers expect a uniform standard on how many people must be able to recycle a material before it can be labeled recyclable?
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Aluminum particle additive

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has developed an aluminum particle additive that, when blended with a resin prior to production, adds a sparkle effect to plastics.
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Motorized conveyor pulley

The Sparks/Dura-Drive(TM) 4.5" dia motorized pulley provides a 62% increase in radial load weight for belt conveyor systems, says manufacturer Sparks Belting (Grand Rapids, MI).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Alusuisse-Lonza Holding AG (Zurich, Switzerland) has agreed to acquire Wheaton Inc. (Millville, NJ) for more than $400 million.
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PET jars

Clearplass Containers (Penn Yan, NY) has introduced a line of PET jars available in 1/2-, 1-, 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, and 16-oz sizes. Heavy-wall PET jars are available in 2-, 4-, and 8-oz sizes.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL) has entered into an international agreement with Vortex Systems in Italy to sell, manufacture and service the high-speed transport and collating Individual Carrier System.

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