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Materials Product Brief
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Protective materials

American Excelsior (Arlington, TX) has introduced Eco-Foam® starch-based colored sheets and planks. They can be fabricated into a variety of forms, including end caps, pouches, edge protectors, rolls and die-cut shapes.
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Controls Product Brief
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Control software

Pacific Scientific's (Rockford, IL) AML(TM) Advanced Motion Language replaces proprietary hardware with a software solution that runs on open PC platforms.
Materials Product Brief
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Monoblock machinery

M&O Perry Industries (Corona, CA) has introduced new Monobloc® Series Machinery that can be custom designed to orient, fill, close and heat-seal a wide variety of uniquely shaped medical or biotech packages.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Innovative Plastech Inc. (Batavia, IL): Will Henry, sales rep. concentrating on new product development.
Controls Product Brief
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Anti-fog lidstock

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) has developed an anti-fog lidstock that hermetically seals barrier foam trays to create a modified atmosphere package to extend shelf life while enhancing merchandising appeal.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Union Corp. (Osaka, Japan) will begin distribution of Lasertechnics Marking Corp.'s (Albuquerque, NM) new BlazerJet(TM) laser coding system in Japan.
Machine Product Brief
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Volumetric filler

LaubHunt Packaging Systems (Norwalk, CA) has introduced the Pressure-Metering Volumetric Filler for viscous foods, lubricants, chemicals and personal care products.
Materials Product Brief
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Air cushioning envelope

Polyair Packaging (Chicago, IL) has introduced the Eco-Lite shipping envelope, made of 100% recycled golden kraft with a 20% post-consumer content and a blend of 25% recycled PE resins.
Machine Product Brief
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Transportation simulators

Testing Machines (Amityville, NY) now offers a six-page, full color brochure detailing its line of transportation simulation instruments. Testers are available to determine shock, vibration, compres-sion, drop, leakproofness and other pro-perties that affect packages.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Rexam Metallising (Oak Brook, IL) is planning to build a new paper metallizing facility in Greenfield, IN.

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