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Machine Product Brief
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Tamp-blow applicator

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2138 inverted tamp/blow 2" stroke label applicator labels plastic containers at speeds to 12 cycles/min. In conventional tamp-blow processes, the tamp extends after the product is detected.
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Materials Product Brief
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Low-VOC ink

Videojet's (Wood Dale, IL) patented 16-2960 low-VOC Microsphere ink is an environmentally-safe, high-contrast ink that can operate in Videojet's Excel® series of nonpigmented printers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Polyfoam Packers Corp. (Wheeling, IL) plans to open a plant in Michigan City, IN.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Hoppmann Corp. (Chantilly, VA) signed on with Flex-Link (Bethlehem, PA) to build Flex-Link conveyors and automation components.
Controls Product Brief
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Label applicator

The System I roll-on labeler from Lord Label (Arlington, TX) is now available with a side drive to provide consistent orientation on lightweight products as they're conveyed through the applicator.
Machine Product Brief
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Wraparound tray/case packer

Douglas Machine (Alexandria, MN) will display a high-speed continuous-motion wraparound tray/case packer set up to run 12-oz cans. It can run a wide range of products at speeds to 85 cases/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BF Goodrich (Cleveland, OH) has established an ESD materials business unit in the Specialty Plastics Group.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) plans to increase LDPE/HDPE capacity by 130 million lbs/year at the Mont Belvieu, TX, plastics plant.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) will debut its Jet-A-Mark CPS-16 high-resolution drop-on-demand ink-jet printer for coding on boxes, chipboard, kraft and other porous surfaces.
Controls Product Brief
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Communications software

Milltronics, Inc. (Arlington, TX) introduces Dolphin communications software, a new Windows(TM)-based software package that allows automatic parameter setup for the company's ultrasonic level measurement instrumentation.

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