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Shrink packaging system

Heat Sealing Equipment Manufacturing's (Cleveland, OH) new heat seal machine incorporates an L-bar sealer and shrink tunnel into one machine, and takes half the floor space of comparable systems, says the company.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (North Kingstown, RI): Chris B. Lockhart, new market development/key accounts mgr.; Philip W. Dabbert, sales.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graseby Goring Kerr (Elmhurst, IL): Erik Brainard, X-ray sales mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Bagmaking

CMD Corp. (Appleton, WI) introduces Model 6052 Drawtape Module for the production of drawtape plastic bags. Includes four driven ribbon unwinds for various ribbon spools, reliable tube slitting, servo-driven rotary thumb and hem vent cutting unit.
Machine Product Brief
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Printer/applicator

Model 2138-T is a new thermal/ thermal-transfer printer/applicator from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) that accepts a variety of thermal/ thermal-transfer print units to form a complete printer/applicator system.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Fife Corp. (Oklahoma City, OK): Melvin M. O'Donnell, president.
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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.
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.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) plans to become a leading supplier of PP by committing to metallocene development for PP products, licensing of SPHERIPOL process technology for PP manufacturing, and new plant construction.

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