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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) plans to increase high-pressure LDPE capacity at its Baton Rouge, LA, plastics plant by 210 million lb/yr by implementing a debottleneck step.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BASF Corp. (Mount Olive, NJ) has started up its new PS plant, with a production capacity of 315 million lb/yr, in Altamira, Mexico.
Machine Product Brief
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Graphic Controls Corp.: Ink-jet marking

The 1881 high-resolution ink for porous substrates is available from Graphic Controls (Buffalo, NY). The black ink comes in 500-mL direct replacement bottles.
Controls Product Brief
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Label papers

A new family of coated-one-side label papers called DeltaGloss(TM) has been introduced by International Paper (Purchase, NY). DeltaGloss was designed for the can-wrap label and p-s facestock markets, commercial printing and specialty areas of the beverage markets.
Controls Product Brief
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Auger filler for dry, flowable products

Developed to replace volumetric cup fillers, the Neotron System® is a multi-auger filler from GEI Mateer Burt (Wayne, PA) that fills dry, flowable products like soup base, parmesan cheese, drink mixes and spices into PS and paperboard containers 10-up.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet system

The new LINX 4200 Series small-character continuous ink-jet system from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) prints up to two lines of information with five message storage capability.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Blueprint Automation, Inc. (Richmond, VA) has broken ground for a new 40ꯠ sq' headquarters and manufacturing facility in Richmond, VA, scheduled to be completed January 1998.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) has expanded into Brazil by joining forces with For-Plas (Araras, Brazil), a supplier of peel-off metal ends and plastic components, to form Sonoco For-Plas.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Scandinavian Equity Partners Ltd. (Stockholm, Sweden) has acquired the majority interest in FlexLink AB (Gteborg, Sweden) from AB SKF (Gteborg, Sweden).
Machine Product Brief
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case packer/unpacker

Model 360 case packer/unpacker from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) provides an easy upgrade for packagers who are using hand labor to uncase and pack bottles on their low-speed bottling lines.

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