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Tamp printer/applicators

Models PA/4010 and PA/4015 in-line p-s tamp labelers from Diagraph (Earth City/St. Louis, MO) employ an Auto Retract feature to label a variety of products at variable distances from the application head.
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Controls Product Brief
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Stepper-driven wipe-on labeler

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) 2115ST is a microprocessor-controlled, stepper motor-driven, wipe-on labeler designed for extra long or thin film labels.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

BP Chemicals Inc. (Cleveland, OH) and Asahi Chemical of Japan have entered into an agreement with the China Petrochemical International Co. to license acrylonitrile technology for two production plants in China.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Ball Corp. (Muncie, IN) is opening a PET container manufacturing plant in Chino, CA.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Cloud Corp. (Des Plaines, IL) and Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) will end their exclusive sales agreement this August.
Materials Product Brief
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Plastic colorants

Teknor Color (Pawtucket, RI) now offers colorants with special edge-glow effects. The TekNeonLite series includes four new colorants for use in easy-flow, general purpose and high-heat clear polystyrene for a neon edge glow.
Machine Product Brief
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High-gloss finish

A high-gloss finish for HDPE injection/blow-molded bottles is now available from Alpha Plastics (St. Louis, MO). For use with white, natural, amber-tint or colored bottles, the finish provides in-creased cus-tomer appeal and more product visibility.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Earnest W. Deavenport, Jr., chairman and CEO of Eastman Chemical Co., was recognized by The Chemical Management & Resources Assn. with its Award for Executive Excellence.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Superior Label Systems Inc. (Cincinnati, OH): Glen Mavity, mgr. of Superior Machine Systems.
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Supplier news: International agreements

J.L. Clark (Rockford, IL) has become the exclusive sales and marketing partner in the U.S. for Kunststoffwerk Kutterer GmbH & Co. KG (Karlsruhe, Germany).

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