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Controls Product Brief
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Skatewheel conveyor

The Model FX heavy-duty flexible gravity skatewheel conveyor from Hytrol Conveyor (Jonesboro, AR) is designed for applications where the conveyor must be moved to fit a variety of situations, such as loading or unloading trailers.
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Machine Product Brief
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Short-run flexo press

Soloflex® 8, a central impression flexographic printing press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI), is designed to optimize short runs using materials up to 24.5" W.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Indigo N.V.(The Netherlands): John Icke, vp and general mgr. responsible for the development of worldwide packaging businesses.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO) has announced a $12.6 million capital improvement to its Ft. Worth, TX, container plant that includes the purchase of a BHS 98" corrugator.
Controls Product Brief
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Dispensing closure

Seaquist Closures (Mukwonago, WI) has developed a child-resistant closure that is also a dispenser. For OTC pharmaceutical products, this closure is said to exceed re-cent requirements for child safety and senior accessibility set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Machine Product Brief
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Label design software

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced MPS 6000 label design and management software for use with direct thermal and thermal transfer label printers and printer/applicators.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Keller Crescent Co. (Evansville, IN): Todd Coulter, account executive in the Commercial Printing/Packaging Group.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Horix Manufacturing Co. (Pittsburgh, PA): M.H. Kilany, director of market development.
Controls Product Brief
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Metallocene LLDPE resin

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX), has commercialized Exceed(TM), a metallocene-catalyzed linear low-density polyethylene resin. Uses the company's patented Exxpol® technology to produce the resin used for blown and cast film manufacture.
Materials Product Brief
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Adhesive applicator

Series 5600 melt-on-demand application system from Nordson (Duluth, GA) melts and pumps conventional hot melts and moisture-curing reactive materials on a continuous basis for high-volume converting applications such as label stock, specialty tapes or wide-web laminating.

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