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Materials Product Brief
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Thermal-transfer ribbon

Sony Chemical (Mt. Pleasant, PA) has introduced a thermal-transfer ribbon designed specifically for printers with near-edge or corner-edge printheads.
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Controls Product Brief
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Motion control system

The Zeta Series microstepping drive/controller system from Parker Hannifin (Wadsworth, OH) has a new ETS Series electric cylinder. This mechanical actuator incorporates ball or lead drive screw technology and a unique triple bearing anti-rotate assembly to provide smooth motion at speeds from .01 to 40 ips.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) is among the world's 100 best-managed companies according to a recent Industry Week report.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Rexam Medical Packaging (Vernon Hills, IL): Michael Wollberg, dir. mktg. & sales, Latin America.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Beacon Converters Inc. (Saddle Brook, NJ): Marty A. Richardson, West Coast sales rep.
Controls Product Brief
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Photoelectric sensors

Aromat (New Providence, NJ) has introduced a new line of photoelectric sensors for industrial and commercial applications. The NAiS- brand UZF-300 series of fiber-optic sensors includes a high-sensitivity model, a 1-m long-range sensing model, a green LED device and a 30 microsecond response time.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

AEP Industries Inc. (South Hackensack, NJ) will acquire Borden Inc.'s (Columbus, OH) global packaging business, consisting of flexible film and rigid and plastic packaging.
Materials Product Brief
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Outsert adapter

Model RPP-221-0 from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) uses a 90° adapter to apply outserts to either the top or sides of bottles, performing the tasks usually required by two machines.
Machine Product Brief
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Belt inserter

Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) has developed a stainless steel belt inserter that inserts flat paper products such as coupons or flat fin-seal packs at speeds to 180 placements/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO) has announced a $54.3 million capital improvement to its Brewton, AL, containerboard mill.

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