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Slot sensors

New teachable slot sensors from Balluff/Datalogic (Florence, KY) bring high sensitivity and fast response to label and edge detection, as well as reading of registration marks.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Bartelt, Inc. (Sarasota, FL): Jeff Martin, business dir., pouch and packaging systems; Dave Miller, market development dir., pouch packaging; Jim Lyons, business dir., cartoning systems.
Controls Product Brief
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Proximity sensor

The WTR photoelectric proximity sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) is specifically designed for accumulation, loading and unloading applications on roller conveyors.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

CCL Label, Inc. (Itasca, IL) and Solutech, Inc. (Lake Forest, IL) have formed CCL Label/Solutech-Digital, which will offer digital printing services.
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Supplier news: International agreements

ITW Auto-Sleeve (Twinsburg, OH) and Protection Decoration Conditionnement Europe (Montdidier, France) has formed a technology agreement to develop a worldwide stretch-sleeve market.
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Planetary gearheads

The DuraTrue(TM) Series of true planetary gearheads from Thomson Industries (Port Washington, NY) provides peak torque ratings of up to 7굙 in-lb, and backlash ratings as low as eight arc-minutes.
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PEF'S ANNUAL REPORT

The Packaging Education Forum has launched an "Annual Report on Packaging Education" to inform leading packaging companies about efforts to improve packaging's positive role in society through better education.
Materials Product Brief
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New film grade

Aclar® NT from AlliedSignal Specialty Films (Morristown, NJ) is a new grade of fluoropolymer film comprising clear, non-yellowing and scratch-resistant moisture barrier films.
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Printed desiccant bags

United Desiccants (Belen, NM) now offers four-color printing on its Container Dri® line of desiccant bags. This allows company logos and graphics to be display-ed on the white front panel of the desiccant bag.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Berlin Packaging (Chicago, IL): Ralph "Guy" Considine to newly created position of mgr., new product development.

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