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Controls Product Brief
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Input/output module

Turck (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the busstop(TM) input/output module for DeviceNet(TM) networks. The module is designed to connect standard input/output devices to a "bus," which is the communications system linking electrical components in a packaging line.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) has acquired United Films Corp. (Bloomington, IN), a manufacturer of high-barrier multilayer coextruded films.
Materials Product Brief
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Bar coding ink

Barcode Ink from FoxJet (Arlington, TX) has been formulated to produce darker, higher-quality bar codes and images on both brown and white corrugated containers.
Machine Product Brief
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Portable and tabletop mailing solutions

On July 1, 1996, the United States Postal Service announced new discount incentives requiring bar code tray labels. Monarch Marking Systems (Dayton, OH) has published portable and tabletop mailing solutions that comply with new postal regulations.
Machine Product Brief
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In-line skin packager

Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) has added touch-screen controls to its Auto Skin-Trim in-line skin-packaging machine. Designed for high-volume skin packaging using 18" x 24" master cards, it operates at speeds in excess of 10 cycles/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Arpac L.P. (Schiller Park, IL): Robert A. Green, natl. account mgr., beverage industry.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Graham Packaging (York, PA) and Lido Plast (Buenos Aires, Argentina) are forming a joint-venture called Lido Plast-Graham (Buenos Aires, Argentina) that will produce plastic packages for food, personal care, household products and auto lubricants.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) has expanded its Hendersonville hot melt adhesives plant by 30%.
Materials Product Brief
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Thermoformed containers

Clamshells and two-piece packaging can be custom-thermoformed by Capco Plastics (El Paso, TX). Made of either PVC or Eastar(TM) PETG copolyester from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN), they can be produced in thicknesses from 7.5 to 40 mil, in sizes beginning at 2" sq.
Machine Product Brief
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Sleeve cartoner

The 6BC-400 is a high/variable-speed, automatic-load, horizontal sleeve cartoning machine from ADCO Manufacturing (Sanger, CA). It allows automatic indexing and carton loading of one-piece trayed or bagged products at speeds to 400 cartons/min.

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