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Materials Product Brief
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PVC reclaim system

Klockner Pentaplast of America (Gordonsville, VA) has introduced a system for reclamation of PVC trim and lidstock. Under the Optima(TM) system, Klockner will buy back edge trim from pharmaceutical customers who purchase both Pentapharm® blister packaging films and Optilid(TM) push-through vinyl lidstock.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) announced a 550-million-lb expansion in PE production at its Ft. Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada, plant.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Placon Corp. (Madison, WI) was awarded Qualified Supplier by Moen's (Holmstead, OH) new EPICS (Effective Partnerships Increase Customer Satisfaction) supply management process.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Rick Young, sales mgr., narrow web systems.
Machine Product Brief
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Automatic label applicator

Designed for non-contact application in the produce industry, the CPL1000 is a high-speed blow-on label applicator from Columbia Labeling Machinery (Danielson, CT) that reaches speeds to 400 labels/ min.
Materials Product Brief
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PVC reclaim system

Klockner Pentaplast of America (Gordonsville, VA) has introduced a system for reclamation of PVC trim and lidstock. Under the Optima(TM) system, Klockner will buy back edge trim from pharmaceutical customers who purchase both Pentapharm® blister packaging films and Optilid(TM) push-through vinyl lidstock.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Michelman, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) and Drex-Chem Technologies Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) announced the formation of a joint venture, Michelman Asia-Pacific (MAP), which will be located in Singapore.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

HK Systems, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has acquired the Material Handling Systems division and VantageWare Software subsidiary of Western Atlas Inc. (Hebron, KY).
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum pump

ELMO-L is an innovative vacuum pump from Siemens Energy & Automation (Norwood, OH) that emits only cool, clean, dry air, without carbon dust or oil emissions.
Materials Product Brief
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Cohesive bonding

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) offers a choice of four special cohesive bonding solutions for unitizing pallet loads. For use with the FastBreak® Cohesive Unitizing System.

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