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Supplier news: International agreements

Vinmar Intl., Ltd. (Houston, TX) and Flex Industries, Ltd. (India) has formed a joint venture named Flexvin Ltd., based in Houston, TX, to market PET and BOPP films.
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Machine Product Brief
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Conveyor system

Flexlink's (Bethlehem, PA) XK conveyor system is designed for heavy-duty applications, especially in wet or oily environments. Operates at rates ranging from 15' to 165'/min over runs as long as 130'.
Materials Product Brief
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Pressure-sensitive adhesives

Reichhold (Research Triangle Park, NC) has released a new full-color brochure focusing on the company's commitment to the p-s adhesives market. The brochure highlights advancements in custom polymer development, its full product line in the p-s market including both hot melt and aqueous adhesives, and latest developments in on-site testing.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL): Peter K. Knopfhart, vp, eng. and R&D.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) will build a purified terephthalic acid and an isophthalic acid plant in Kingsport, TN.
Controls Product Brief
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Medical pouch sealers

Sencorp Systems' (Hyannis, MA) new line of hot-bar laboratory sealers were designed specifically to address concerns with medical packaging. Both Series 12-AS/2 and AS/3 are designed with external calibration ports to facilitate calibration of temperature, pressure and dwell time while the machine is in production.
Controls Product Brief
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Shrink packaging system

Heat Sealing Equipment Manufacturing's (Cleveland, OH) new heat seal machine incorporates an L-bar sealer and shrink tunnel into one machine, and takes half the floor space of comparable systems, says the company.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nordson Corp. (Duluth, GA): John M. Raterman, vp, North American div.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graseby Goring Kerr (Elmhurst, IL): Erik Brainard, X-ray sales mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Bagmaking

CMD Corp. (Appleton, WI) introduces Model 6052 Drawtape Module for the production of drawtape plastic bags. Includes four driven ribbon unwinds for various ribbon spools, reliable tube slitting, servo-driven rotary thumb and hem vent cutting unit.

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