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Metallocene plastomers

Exxon Chemical (Houston, TX) has added five grades of FDA-compliant plastomers to its metallocene specialty family. They offer good breathability, clarity and enhanced sealability for packaging film production.
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Materials Product Brief
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Prestretch film carriage

The Muller® Pak-Air system from Newtec (St. Louis, MO) is a prestretch film carriage with an improved, four-sided knife cartridge that slits the film into equal sized bands.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Matthews Intl. Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA): Richard L. Pellegrini, president, marking products div.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc. (Gordonsville, VA): Thomas Goeke, COO.
Controls Product Brief
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Distance-settable sensors

Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced new distance-settable sensors that assure stable detection of objects and materials. Background immune, they're effective regardless of color or material pattern.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) has formed a new business unit for system integration of packaging machinery for the food/chemical industries; David Miller has been appointed vp, pkg.
Materials Product Brief
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Four-side seal machine for medical device pouches

Doyen Medipharm (Morris Plains, NJ) has introduced a fully automated electronic four-side seal machine for high-speed pouching of medical devices. Combined with the manufacturer's flexographic package printing system, the machine can package a range of medical products into sterile pouches, and print a 12" x 12" area on-line, at speeds over 250 containers/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Aseptic screw cap fitment

International Paper (Memphis, TN) has introduced a screw cap for aseptic liter liquid containers. The Aseptic Liter Fitment is a counter-rotating device that breaks the foil seal found on liquid aseptic packages.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Crown Cork & Seal Co. (Philadelphia, PA) has become the world's largest packaging company by acquiring CarnaudMetalbox SA (Paris, France).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Western Atlas, Inc. (Hebron, KY): Randy Bender, dir. of distribution and intl. sales for material handling systems div.

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