Omron Corp.(www.omron.com) has selected EtherCAT as its next Motion Bus system. Omron will take an active role in the EtherCAT Technology Group within the Japanese and Asian markets, and pursue the adoption of EtherCAT as a National Japanese Standard.
Int’l(www.chemsultants.com) has added the Introduction to
PSA Technology and Testing Workshop to its 2009 Technical Training Workshop.
The program, which takes place June 2-5, joins two existing workshops: PSA Tape
Testing and Liquid Adhesives & Sealants.
Dynamics/filtec(www.filtec.com) has opened new offices to expand its
presence in several continents. The locations include Ontario,
Colombia; and Manila, Philippines.
Solutions(www.rockwellsolutions.com) has gained Compostable
certification for its Biopeel PLA (polylactic acid) lidding and flow wrap
films. Biopeel PLA is available for sealing to and peeling from all container
types, and is PIRA-approved for food contact, chilling, freezing, microwaving
Expo Las Vegas
2007, organized and produced by PMMI, (
www.pmmi.org), was included in Trade Show Executive
magazine’s “Trade Show Executives Gold 100 Awards.” This recognized the show’s
size and the emerging technology and world-class events it featured.
Corp.’s (www.nordson.com) manufacturing facilities have been
named among North America’s Best Plants for
2008 by Industry Week magazine. The company’s Swainsboro,
Ga. facility was named one of the 10 best
plants in 2008, and the Dawsonville, Ga.,
facility was a finalist as one of the 20 best plants in 2008.
Reusable Packaging Association(www.choosereusables.org), formerly the Reusable Pallet and Container
Coalition, has appointedJerry Welcomeas its president. He comes with more than 16 years of senior-level association
management experience, as well as a combined 13 years of legislative and
SUPPLIER NEWS BRIEFS Feb. 2009
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