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Vacuum pumps

PIAB (Hingham, MA) released a new brochure highlighting the company's line of vacuum pumps. PIAB vacuum systems are designed to perform most packaging procedures, including erecting, loading, opening, inserting, labeling, palletizing, forming and vacuum conveying.
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Materials Product Brief
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Film resins for food

Exxon Chemical (Houston, TX) announced that its new modified PP film resins have been approved for use in direct contact with fatty food. Previously known as HP3, OPPERA® resins are for use in oriented, cast and shrink film monolayer and multilayer constructions.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. (Lincoln, RI): Patrick B. Feeney, sales engineer.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Wexxar Corp. (Naperville, IL): Hans Schouten, dir., Eastern sales.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging web sites

Below are a few of many packaging-related web sites available to cyber-surfers in the packaging community. We'll publish more as space permits. Remember, type http:// in front of each address.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Quantum Chemical Co. (Cincinnati, OH): Dale H. Spiess, group vp, polyolefins and specialty polymers; Bruce E. Jakusik, regional sales mgr., PE; Russell W.
Machine Product Brief
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Bar code printer

Sato America (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the CL-412, a high-resolution, competitively priced thermal-transfer bar code printer. It employs a replaceable plug-in interface module, which allows users to change interface types without having to upgrade the printer.
Machine Product Brief
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Shipper for cheese

An alternative to traditional wooden shippers for cheese, the Atlas 640 Shipper(TM) from A.R. Arena Products (Rochester, NY) is made of ABS. It uses a patented "fixed-corner" design to eliminate steel banding and brackets.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Barry-Wehmiller (St. Louis, MO) has acquired certain assets of Zepf Technologies (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), whose change part and feedscrew operations will be integrated with existing B-W operations in the U.S.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics Inc. (Piscataway, NJ): Bill Vanzino, East Coast account mgr.

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