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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Liquid Container, L.P. (West Chicago, IL) announced the acquisition of Plaxicon (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) in a move designed to form a $150 million blow molding operation.
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Materials Product Brief
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Expanded PP beads

BASF (Wyandotte, MI) has formulated a new grade of expanded PP beads for use in the fabrication of molded foam products. Neopolen®P P2024B is available in black and offers a nominal bulk density of 22 g/L, making it suitable for lightweight returnable automotive and industrial dunnage.
Machine Product Brief
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Flow wrapper

From PFM Packaging Machinery Corporation (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada), the horizontal pillow-pack wrapper Model Mistral HS has a long-dwell sealing mechanism that produces air-tight seals at speeds to 400 packs/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Videojet Systems Intl., Inc. (Wood Dale, IL) has acquired Cueprint Ltd. (Surrey, U.K.).
Controls Product Brief
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Printing

Windmoeller & Hoelscher's (Lincoln, RI) Heliostar® 2000 modular gravure press can be equipped with up to 10 stations that permit application of coating, and in-registration cold-seal on the reverse side of the web.
Machine Product Brief
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Can end washer/dryer

Ambec's (Owings Mills, MD) washer and dryer assembly is available for 202 cans, as well as other sizes. It removes metal particles, dirt, soap and contaminated water residue from cans.
Machine Product Brief
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Customizable printer

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) LPT/1050 Series thermal/thermal-transfer printer can be customized for users' specific needs. Model LPT/1053 prints at 300 dpi and Model LPT/1050 prints at 203 dpi.
Controls Product Brief
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Brushless servo

The DBSC 100 Series brushless servo control from Baldor Electric Co. (Ft. Smith, AR) is a digital control designed to operate AC servo motors. It can interface with signals from either stepper or servo motion controllers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Engelhard Corp. (Iselin, NJ) has completed the acquisition of Mearl Corp. (Briarcliff Manor, NY).
Controls Product Brief
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Pallet container systems

TNT container Logistics (Franklin Park, IL) has released a new brochure describing the company's full line of pallet container systems. Highlighted are the Pallecon container systems, Pallecon food-grade containers, Pallecon cages, Pallecon industrial containers, and Magnum folding containers.

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