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Metal detector

The Metalchek 30 metal detector from Lock Inspection Systems (Fitchburg, MA) can be connected to a PC and printer for data analysis on rejects. Stores up to 100 product settings.
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Materials Product Brief
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Susceptor films

Himac (Atlanta, GA) offers a line of polyester microwave susceptor films that can be chemically or corona treated to precise customer specifications.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ): Peter G. Martin, vp, sales & mktg.
Machine Product Brief
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Rotary fillers

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) line of continuous-motion and indexing model rotary fillers can fill powders, granules and flakes into most rigid containers at speeds from 60 to 400/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Thermoforming system

Sencorp (Hyannis, MA) will introduced the Series HP 1000 thermoforming system. It features contact heat, forming with cut-in-place capability and stacking.
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Dispensing closure

Seaquist Closures (Downers Grove, IL) has introduced the Tab Top(TM) dispensing closure for squeezable food products and household cleaners. Its heightened spout allows more accurate dispensing, while a spout-shaped lid facilitates one-handed opening.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Andex Industries (Escanaba, MI) is the recipient of the Ergonomic Innovation Award from the Michigan Dept. of Labor.
Machine Product Brief
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Vial and stopper feeder

A new quick-change, no-tool changeover feature has been developed by Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) for its FS-12H automatic filling and stoppering machine.
Controls Product Brief
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PET oblongs

Silgan Plastics (Chesterfield, MO) has introduced a new line of PET containers designed for cosmetics and personal care applications. Shielded Oblongs have a full panel for decorating and are available in 8- and 16-oz sizes with 24/415 and 28/415 finishes, respectively.
Materials Product Brief
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LDPE cushioning

Dow Plastics' (Midland, MI) Ethafoam(TM) LDPE line of foam has been expanded to include four new products for packaging electronics components. Ethafoam Nova is water-resistant and suited for applications with static loadings of 0.3 to 1.0 psi.

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