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Ink-jet printers

Matthews Intl.'s (Pittsburgh, PA) Jet-A-Mark® CIJ-6700 ink-jet printer prints small characters onto most packages. A removable hand terminal allows message programming and editing, while daily functions are controlled with a built-in interface.
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Supplier news: Achievements

The Society of Plastics Engineers recently honored Robert Schad, founder and president of Husky Injection Molding (Bolton, Ontario, Canada), with its 1996 International Award in Business Management.
Controls Product Brief
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Lugless closer

Adco's (Sanger, CA) C90 lugless closer seals double- or single-sided heat seal-coated cartons at speeds to 250 cartons/min. It can handle cartons in sizes from 4" x 31/8" x 7/8" to 12" x 8" x 31/4".
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Supplier news: International agreements

Exxon Chemical (Houston, TX) and DSM (Heerlen, The Netherlands) have formed a joint venture to manufacture and market Exxpol® metallocene plastomers called Dex-Plastomers V.O.F.
Materials Product Brief
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Oxygen barrier plastic

Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonsville, VA) offers a version of calendered Barex® film from BP Chemicals with high oxygen barrier properties. Applications include food, medical device and chemically resistant packages.
Materials Product Brief
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Bag leak tester

The Pouch Integrity Tester from Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL) is a bag integrity testing machine developed for the fresh vegetable industry.
Materials Product Brief
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CD packages

Plastofilm Industries (Wheaton, IL) has announced three thermoformed packages designed to hold 31/2" CD-ROM discs and 5" CDs. The 31/2" design has two snap-together parts that can be stacked for multi-disc shipping or storage, and is interchangeable as the top or bottom.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) and Gaylord Container Corp. (Deerfield, IL) have agreed to combine their retail packaging operations to form S&G Packaging Co.
Controls Product Brief
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Inverter-fed motors

Baldor Electric Co. (Fort Smith, AK) introduces a new 14-page technical handbook on the fundamentals of inverter-fed motors. Topics include how inverters affect motors, typical types of motor problems caused by inverters, suggested solutions to these and other problems, application engineering, motor selection and how to properly adjust inverter operating limits.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Black Clawson Converting Machinery Corp. (Fulton, NY) has signed an agreement with Pagendarm Technologies GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) to market and manufacture the Pagendarm product line for coating and drying technology in all of North and South America, except for Brazil.

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