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High-gloss inks

ElectroInk® Mark III(TM) High Gloss Inks from Indigo America (Woburn, MA) are designed to offer higher gloss and deeper saturation results, says the company.
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Controls Product Brief
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Productivity trends

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute has released the 1997 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator. The 200-page report features analyses, graphs, charts and detailed findings.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Berry Plastics Design Corp. (Evansville, IN) has acquired the assets of Virginia Design Packaging Corp. (Suffolk, VA).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Crown-Simplimatic has been purchased from Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA) by investors Jerry L. East, B. Douglas Goodell, James W. Parker and Key Equity Capital.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Gulf States Paper Corp. (Tuscaloosa, AL) and Georgia-Pacific Corp. (Atlanta, GA) formed a joint venture to sell SBS paperboard produced by both companies.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet coding on wet glass

Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) has created a specialized marking ink called BK3401 along with a specially engineered version of the Solo 6 ink-jet coder to permit ink-jet coding on wet beverage bottles.
Controls Product Brief
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Motion controllers

Ormec's (Rochester, NY) new Orion(TM) motion controller family includes the 586/133MHz processor. This processor offers a 25% speed increase and enables Ormec customers to upgrade to a more industrial PC-based platform.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Reynolds Metals Co. (Richmond, VA) is planning to sell a set of Alabama mills to Aluminum Co. of America (Knoxville, TN). Reynolds is also involved in a strategic alliance with Air Liquide America Corp.
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Supplier news:

Durable Packaging Corp. (Countryside, IL): Philip Garman, currently chairman, has assumed the additional role of CEO.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Tom Hogue, Du Pont (Wilmington, DE), was elected president of the Packaging Education Forum.

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