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Machine Product Brief
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Conveyor accessories

Intralox (Harahan, LA) has introduced 2" (51 mm) H flights and sideguards for the Series 1100 Flush Grid conveyor belt. These flights enable the belt to convey product inclines while maintaining minimal drop height to minimize product damage.
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Controls Product Brief
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Applications news

Fleetwood Container, Vernon, CA, has added a six-color Cuir Rotaflexo® Mark II 2200 top printer equipped with an Inkontrol® automatic viscosity/pH controller, both from Automato/oon (Plover, WI) The Inkontrol system automatically monitors and controls viscosity and pH during print runs to provide consistent quality, and free up operators.
Materials Product Brief
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Packaging web sites

Being a technologically hip crowd, the packaging community has been quick to adopt the Internet as an effective means of disseminating information to packagers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) plans to become a leading supplier of PP by committing to metallocene development for PP products, licensing of SPHERIPOL process technology for PP manufacturing, and new plant construction.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

ARPAC L.P. (Schiller Park, IL): Walter E. Langosch, vp, sales & mktg; Herman A. Hazen, sales & mktg. mgr., Printing & Publishing Industry; Richard L.
Materials Product Brief
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Flint glass containers

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced a family of wide-mouthed flint glass containers in 278-, 330-, 388-, and 550-ml sizes. These stock containers are available with 82-mm twist-off closures.
Materials Product Brief
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Pack/print/design books

Jelmar Publishing Co., Inc. (Plainview, NY) has released a new, free catalog that describes books available on packaging, package printing and package design.
Machine Product Brief
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Laser coding system

Lasertechnics Marking (Albuquerque, NM) has redesigned its BlazerJet(TM) dot matrix laser coder so that it is 33% more compact and can be easily transported between packaging lines.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

American National Can Co. (Chicago, IL): Edward A. Lapekas, senior vp, Beverage Cans Americas.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Russell-Field (Bellwood, IL) and Van Leer Metallized Products (Franklin, MA) have formed a strategic alliance where Russell-Field will add Van Leer's conventional and HoloPrism® holographic metallized paper to its established substrate lines.

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