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Materials Product Brief
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Thermoformed containers

Clamshells and two-piece packaging can be custom-thermoformed by Capco Plastics (El Paso, TX). Made of either PVC or Eastar(TM) PETG copolyester from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN), they can be produced in thicknesses from 7.5 to 40 mil, in sizes beginning at 2" sq.
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Machine Product Brief
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Sleeve cartoner

The 6BC-400 is a high/variable-speed, automatic-load, horizontal sleeve cartoning machine from ADCO Manufacturing (Sanger, CA). It allows automatic indexing and carton loading of one-piece trayed or bagged products at speeds to 400 cartons/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

American Packaging Corp. (Rochester, NY) has established a new flexographic printing and laminating division in Story City, IA.
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Supplier news: International agreements

KHS Manufacturera (Zintacantepec, Mexico) has changed its name to Klockner Empaques, and now represents all Klockner Bartelt and Medipak equipment.
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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.
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

Lipson Alport Glass & Associates (New York, NY): Edward Moeller, business dir.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Motoman (West Carrollton, OH): Craig Jennings, executive vp.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) acquired a machine vision pharmaceutical inspection product line from Oncoor, Inc. (Gaithersburg, MD).

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