BASF (Wyandotte, MI) has formulated a new grade of expanded PP beads for use in the fabrication of molded foam products. Neopolen®P P2024B is available in black and offers a nominal bulk density of 22 g/L, making it suitable for lightweight returnable automotive and industrial dunnage.
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From PFM Packaging Machinery Corporation (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada), the horizontal pillow-pack wrapper Model Mistral HS has a long-dwell sealing mechanism that produces air-tight seals at speeds to 400 packs/min.
Windmoeller & Hoelscher's (Lincoln, RI) Heliostar® 2000 modular gravure press can be equipped with up to 10 stations that permit application of coating, and in-registration cold-seal on the reverse side of the web.
The DBSC 100 Series brushless servo control from Baldor Electric Co. (Ft. Smith, AR) is a digital control designed to operate AC servo motors. It can interface with signals from either stepper or servo motion controllers.
Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) has added a quick-drying water-based ink formulation to its line of pre-inked disposable cartridges. This environmentally safe ink can be used for date coding, pricing or imprinting on most nonabsorbent substrates, including films and foils.