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Materials Product Brief
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Stretch wrapper

The Ultramatic automatic stretch wrapping system from Weldotron (Piscataway, NJ) is designed for stretch wrapping food in trays at supermarkets and warehouse stores.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Engelhard Corp. (Iselin, NJ) has completed the acquisition of Mearl Corp. (Briarcliff Manor, NY).
Controls Product Brief
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Pallet container systems

TNT container Logistics (Franklin Park, IL) has released a new brochure describing the company's full line of pallet container systems. Highlighted are the Pallecon container systems, Pallecon food-grade containers, Pallecon cages, Pallecon industrial containers, and Magnum folding containers.
Machine Product Brief
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Canmaking

An automatic counter/bagger/bag palletizer automates the handling of converted can ends. From Fleetwood Systems (Romeoville, IL), the system is said to increase line speeds and decrease operator involvement.
Controls Product Brief
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Water-based coatings

Reichhold Chemicals (Research Triangle Park, NC) has introduced a new line of water-based paper coatings that repel grease, oil, moisture and water vapor.
Materials Product Brief
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Static controlled rigid films

A washable static coating made of polyaniline is now available on Klockner Pentaplast's (Gordonsville, VA) polyester, co-polyester and vinyl Pentastat® rigid films used to make thermoformed packages for printed circuit boards and other static-sensitive products.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Lasertechnics Marking Corp. (Albuquerque, NM): Richard A. Bronge, senior vp, sales & mktg.
Controls Product Brief
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Materials

International Paper's Thilmany Div. (Kaukauna, WI) introduces a superclean pulp with 50% moisture content and up to 80% less sand than standard versions.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI): Floris Delée, brewery eng./product mgr. of Steinecker, subsidiary of the Kronseder Business Group (Neutraubling, Germany).
Controls Product Brief
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Components

Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) has unveiled a new 8-page brochure: "Solutions for Food & Beverage Packaging, Food Processing and Flexible Packaging." It describes how individual components such as sensors, process controllers, PLCs, timers and counters, operator interfaces, RFID and machine vision systems can work together with existing automation to provide total automation solutions.

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