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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO) has announced a $54.3 million capital improvement to its Brewton, AL, containerboard mill.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Group (St. Louis, MO): Richard W. Graham, president; Eric Priestley, executive vp/COO.
Controls Product Brief
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Input/output module

Turck (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the busstop(TM) input/output module for DeviceNet(TM) networks. The module is designed to connect standard input/output devices to a "bus," which is the communications system linking electrical components in a packaging line.
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer/applicator

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) PA/150-8485S label printer/applicator is a next-label-out system that integrates a tamp-on or blow-on automatic label applicator with a Sato 8485S print engine.
Controls Product Brief
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Controller for seamers

Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH) has designed a controller for high-speed can seamers with cover feed mechanisms that are actuated by a spring return, either solenoid or air.
Materials Product Brief
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HDPE rounds

The Pacific Rounds line of HDPE bottles from The Cosmetic Packaging Group (Union, NJ) are designed for use with cosmetics and personal care products.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Arpac L.P. (Schiller Park, IL): Robert A. Green, natl. account mgr., beverage industry.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Graham Packaging (York, PA) and Lido Plast (Buenos Aires, Argentina) are forming a joint-venture called Lido Plast-Graham (Buenos Aires, Argentina) that will produce plastic packages for food, personal care, household products and auto lubricants.
Materials Product Brief
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N-ionomer

Blending a small percentage of DuPont's (Wilmington, DE) Surlyn® N-ionomer into EVOH while reducing the EVOH's ethylene content optimizes processability without lowering barrier properties.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Freeform® HDIJ is a patented, high-definition ink-jet printing system from Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL). Priced competitively with typical ink-jet products, it uses a single nozzle to provide a printout with a resolution of up to ten times that of similar products, says the company.

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