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.
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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.
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.
The DBSC 100 Series brushless servo control from Baldor Electric Co. (Ft. Smith, AR) is a digital control designed to operate AC servo motors. It can interface with signals from either stepper or servo motion controllers.
Russell-Field (Bellwood, IL) and Van Leer Metallized Products (Franklin, MA) have formed a strategic alliance where Russell-Field will add Van Leer's conventional and HoloPrism® holographic metallized paper to its established substrate lines.