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Supplier news:

by 330ꯠ tons/yr. Amoco Polymers will increase its PP capacity by 250ꯠ tons/yr at its Chocolate Bayou chemical plant near Alvin, TX.
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Materials Product Brief
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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.
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:

World Wide Packaging Inc. (Livingston, NJ) has relocated its headquarters to 5 N. Regent St., Ste. 507, Livingston, NJ 07039; phone: 973/ 992-4994, fax: 973/ 992-4995.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Chesapeake Corp. will sell its West Point, VA, kraft products mill, four box plants, and other related assets to St. Laurent Paperboard Inc.
Controls Product Brief
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Box loading/unloading

Horix Manufacturing (McKees Rocks, PA) offers box loading and unloading equipment for medium or high production packaging applications. A pneumatically operated gripper/transfer head can handle a range of carton sizes.
Supplier News
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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: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Alloyd Co. (DeKalb, IL) for its DeKalb, IL, and Fontana, CA, facilities.

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