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Laser coder

Willett America (Booth 3284) will display its 5000 Series dot matrix laser coder. It uses three different wattages ranging from 25-, 60- or 100-watt laser tube.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

A new company formed by Paxar Corp. and Odyssey Partners, L.P. has agreed to purchase the Pitney Bowes unit of Monarch Marking Systems.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM): Richard Macklin, vp of mktg. and intl. sales; Bob Klumpp, dir. of North American sales; Kirk Andersen, corporate sales mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

American Excelsior Co. (Arling-ton, TX): Wayne L. Cabot, branch mgr. for the Minneapolis, MN, facility.
Controls Product Brief
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Portable twist-tie applicator

The Model H-1000 hand-held, portable twist-tie machine from Plas-Ties (Santa Ana, CA) weighs only 4 1/2 lb and can be used almost anywhere, with its rechargeable battery pack.
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Roller coaster ride for recycled plastics, paper markets

As the buying habits of Procter & Gamble, Lever Brothers, Clorox and People's Republic of China go, so goes the U.S. market for recycled packaging materials. Recycling capacity and changes in feedstock play major roles, too.
Materials Product Brief
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Static cushioning material

Polyair® Packaging (Booth 3668) will display its Static Intercept cushioning material. It's suited for packaging static- and corrosion-sensitive products such as circuit boards and for applications where soldering is involved.
Machine Product Brief
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Metal detectors

Safeline Metal Detect-ion (Booth 3553) will introduce a new line of metal detectors with a Performance Validation Routine to help packagers conform with vendor certification and ISO requirements.
Materials Product Brief
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Tray packer/shrink system

The Tray Star 30 system from Arpac (Booth 1352) is an integrated system that consists of a mid-speed intermittent-motion wraparound tray packer with a shrink wrapper and tunnel.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Himac, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) has consolidated all of its facilities at the company's 42ꯠ-sq-ft production plant.

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