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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.
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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Checkweighing system

The TouchControl "Checkster" checkweighing system from All-Fill (Exton, PA) is designed for smaller boxes, bottles, cans, or cartons used in prepared and packaged foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemical 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.
Supplier News
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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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) has acquired United Films Corp. (Bloomington, IN), a manufacturer of high-barrier multilayer coextruded films.
Materials Product Brief
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Bar coding ink

Barcode Ink from FoxJet (Arlington, TX) has been formulated to produce darker, higher-quality bar codes and images on both brown and white corrugated containers.
Machine Product Brief
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Portable and tabletop mailing solutions

On July 1, 1996, the United States Postal Service announced new discount incentives requiring bar code tray labels. Monarch Marking Systems (Dayton, OH) has published portable and tabletop mailing solutions that comply with new postal regulations.
Machine Product Brief
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In-line skin packager

Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) has added touch-screen controls to its Auto Skin-Trim in-line skin-packaging machine. Designed for high-volume skin packaging using 18" x 24" master cards, it operates at speeds in excess of 10 cycles/min.

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