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Controls Product Brief
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Photoelectric sensors

Tri-Tronics (Tampa, FL) has introduced the Mark II Smarteye® Series of photoelectric sensors, de-signed to detect size, texture, distance, opacity, depth and color.
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Machine Product Brief
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Packaging newsletter

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has released a four-page newsletter discussing packaging solutions for product and package identification. Covers ink-jet printers, label printer applicators and imprinting systems and explains applications of each.
Machine Product Brief
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Compliance label inspection

The Autocol p-s labeler from Krones (Franklin, WI) can achieve 100% compliance with GMP pharmaceutical labeling regulations. Inspects for codes, label presence or skew.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Marlen Research Corp. (Overland Park, KS): Adam Anderson, vp intl. sales.
Materials Product Brief
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Flexible pouch report

Flexible pouch packaging has not been properly applied and marketed, according to a new multi-client study from Rubbright-Brody (Eagan, MN) and published by Packaging Strategies (West Chester, PA).
Materials Product Brief
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Bag reclosure

The Fold 'n Hold reclosure from Bedford Industries (Worthington, MN) consists of PE-coated vertical wires that form a tab that can be applied to bags of dry products such as popcorn, cereal, pet food or coffee.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Goldco Industries, Inc. (Loveland, CO): Kyum Kim, sales and service engineer for the Far East.
Materials Product Brief
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Adhesive brochure

National Starch & Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ) now offers a brochure explaining how the company devotes its research and resources to developing new adhesives and adapting existing products to meet changing packaging and converting needs.
Machine Product Brief
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Horizontal wrapper

The Sierra horizontal wrapper from PFM Packaging Machinery Corporation (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada) uses rotary end crimp jaws to wrap at speeds to 140 packages/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Pro-Tek Packaging Group, Inc. (Hauppauge, NY): Peter Conrad, central regional sales mgr.

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