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Bar coding

Datamax (Eden Prairie, MN) has published a new pamphlet providing guidelines for choosing a labeling system. It addresses several key issues including defining your application, print technologies, label and ribbon requirements, connectivity and printer specifications, as well as verification needs.
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Materials Product Brief
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Coextruded PET/RPET sheet

Wellman Inc.'s (Ripon, WI) Extrusion Division introduces a coextruded polyester rollstock using 100% post-consumer recycled PET sandwiched between two layers of virgin PET.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bemis Co., Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) will buy Banner Pkg., Inc. and has entered into a memorandum of understanding relating to the acquisition by Bemis of Banner Packaging, Inc .(Oshkosh, WI).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Innovative Folding Carton Co. (South Plainfield, NJ): Anita F. Salomon, quality assurance mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Proximity switches

New inductive proximity switches from efector (Exton, PA) provide extended sensing ranges for applications where limitations in space require a small sensor.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Mobil Chemical Films Div. (Pittsford, NY) and Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, CT) have entered into a partnership for improved product protection for packaged food.
Materials Product Brief
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Hazardous shipper catalog

A new catalog from ActionPak (Bristol, PA) provides simple, economical solutions for UN-certified packaging for transporting most hazardous substances.
Controls Product Brief
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DIN process controller

The REX-D100 1/16 DIN process controller from Syscon-RKC (South Bend, IN) features a NEMA 4X front panel for applications requiring machine hose-down, including those in the packaging, dairy, food processing and beverage industries.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA) announced that it has acquired Acumen, Inc.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO): James R. Altemus, dir., corporate mktg.

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