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Materials Product Brief
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Expanded PP beads

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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Machine Product Brief
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Flow wrapper

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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Videojet Systems Intl., Inc. (Wood Dale, IL) has acquired Cueprint Ltd. (Surrey, U.K.).
Controls Product Brief
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Printing

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.
Machine Product Brief
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Can end washer/dryer

Ambec's (Owings Mills, MD) washer and dryer assembly is available for 202 cans, as well as other sizes. It removes metal particles, dirt, soap and contaminated water residue from cans.
Machine Product Brief
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Customizable printer

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) LPT/1050 Series thermal/thermal-transfer printer can be customized for users' specific needs. Model LPT/1053 prints at 300 dpi and Model LPT/1050 prints at 203 dpi.
Controls Product Brief
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Brushless servo

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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Group p.l.c. (Dublin, Ireland): Patrick Wright, president and COO; Peter Webster, chairman and CEO of Smurfit Ireland/U.K.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Alusuisse-Lonza Holding Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland) has acquired Wheaton Inc. (Millville, NJ).
Materials Product Brief
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Water-based ink

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.

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