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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) plans to become a leading supplier of PP by committing to metallocene development for PP products, licensing of SPHERIPOL process technology for PP manufacturing, and new plant construction.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

ARPAC L.P. (Schiller Park, IL): Walter E. Langosch, vp, sales & mktg; Herman A. Hazen, sales & mktg. mgr., Printing & Publishing Industry; Richard L.
Machine Product Brief
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Canmaking

An automatic counter/bagger/bag palletizer automates the handling of converted can ends. From Fleetwood Systems (Romeoville, IL), the system is said to increase line speeds and decrease operator involvement.
Controls Product Brief
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Components

Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) has unveiled a new 8-page brochure: "Solutions for Food & Beverage Packaging, Food Processing and Flexible Packaging." It describes how individual components such as sensors, process controllers, PLCs, timers and counters, operator interfaces, RFID and machine vision systems can work together with existing automation to provide total automation solutions.
Machine Product Brief
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Products brochure

Western Atlas Inc.'s Material Handling Systems Div. (Hebron, KY) has introduced a full-color, 20-page brochure that describes each of the firm's product lines in detail, including AS/R systems, sortation products, palletizers, table-top conveyors, case conveyors and monorail, and software and controls.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

American National Can Co. (Chicago, IL): Edward A. Lapekas, senior vp, Beverage Cans Americas.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Russell-Field (Bellwood, IL) and Van Leer Metallized Products (Franklin, MA) have formed a strategic alliance where Russell-Field will add Van Leer's conventional and HoloPrism® holographic metallized paper to its established substrate lines.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI): Floris Delée, brewery eng./product mgr. of Steinecker, subsidiary of the Kronseder Business Group (Neutraubling, Germany).
Materials Product Brief
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F/f/s films

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) has developed the FS 5000 series of films, designed for hot and cold form/fill/seal packaging applications. These medium barrier, multi-layer coextruded polyolefins provide increased strength and flexibility at temperatures ranging from 212°F to
Materials Product Brief
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Materials

Eastman Chemical's (Kingsport, TN) Eastman AQ 1350 Blanched Polyester can be used as a base polymer to formulate hot melt adhesives for packaging and labeling that are repulpable.

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