New Products

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Bagmaking

CMD Corp. (Appleton, WI) introduces Model 6052 Drawtape Module for the production of drawtape plastic bags. Includes four driven ribbon unwinds for various ribbon spools, reliable tube slitting, servo-driven rotary thumb and hem vent cutting unit.
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Machine Product Brief
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Printer/applicator

Model 2138-T is a new thermal/ thermal-transfer printer/applicator from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) that accepts a variety of thermal/ thermal-transfer print units to form a complete printer/applicator system.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Engelhard Corp. (Iselin, NJ) has completed the acquisition of Mearl Corp. (Briarcliff Manor, NY).
Controls Product Brief
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Pallet container systems

TNT container Logistics (Franklin Park, IL) has released a new brochure describing the company's full line of pallet container systems. Highlighted are the Pallecon container systems, Pallecon food-grade containers, Pallecon cages, Pallecon industrial containers, and Magnum folding containers.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Liquid Container, L.P. (West Chicago, IL) announced the acquisition of Plaxicon (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) in a move designed to form a $150 million blow molding operation.
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.
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.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Lasertechnics Marking Corp. (Albuquerque, NM): Richard A. Bronge, senior vp, sales & mktg.
Controls Product Brief
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Materials

International Paper's Thilmany Div. (Kaukauna, WI) introduces a superclean pulp with 50% moisture content and up to 80% less sand than standard versions.
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.

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