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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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Materials Product Brief
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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: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Batts Graphics (Zeeland, MI) has teamed up with America's Leading Edge Systems, Inc. (Kalamazoo, MI) to provide their clients with engineered solutions for automated application of labels.
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Worm gear catalog

Baldor Electric Co. (Fort Smith, AK) is offering a free catalog on its line of worm gear speed reducers. The 114-page catalog features information on a broad line of stock and custom gear reducers.
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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Tf/f/s tray machine

Medkeff-Nye's (Akron, OH) Universal series of form/fill/seal machines is designed to replace lid-sealing of externally sourced, preformed trays.
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Laser marking coder

The Xymark(TM) Sprint II is a low-cost, portable laser marking coding system from Lumonics/Oxnard Operations (Oxnard, CA) that functions at speeds to 2ꯠ characters/sec with up to four lines of graphics.
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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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