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High-speed shredder handles impurities

MECKESHEIM, GERMANY — German granulator maker Herbold Zerkleinerungstechnik GmbH has introduced a new high-speed shredder that can process materials highly contaminated with materials such as agricultural films, car parts and post-consumer plastic waste.

The machine uses inexpensive swinging, tearing tools instead of knives. Foreign matter is discharged without stopping the operation.

In business news, Herbold Zerkleinerungstechnik of Meckesheim has purchased exclusive rights to engineering documents and technical drawings of the original Herbold company, which went bankrupt in early 1995.

Herbold Zerkleinerungstechnik is represented in the United States by Resource Recycling Systems Inc. of Smithfield, R.I.

Contact Resource at tel. (401) 232-3354, fax (401) 232-5425.

Eastman elastomer used in IV containers

IRVINE, CALIF.—McGaw Inc. of Irvine, a maker of intravenous solutions and related disposables, has developed a line of flexible plastic IV containers called Excel. The three-layered container uses an outer layer of Ecdel elastomer, which has no plasticizer, from Eastman Chemical Co. in Kingsport, Tenn.

The Excel containers are clear, biologically inert, and compatible with a range of drugs. They come in 250, 500 and 1,000 milliliters.

Contact McGaw at tel. (714) 660-2438, fax (714) 660-3292.

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Matra Datavision has developed Version 6.2 of its Strim Professional Solution software for industrial styling, reverse engineering, tool and mold design and manufacturing, and plastics analysis. Tel. (508) 685-5511, fax (508) 685-7100. ... The Tube Council of North America (tel. (212) 477-9007, fax (212) 460-9028,) located in New York, announced the winner of its plastic Tube of the Year award. The polyethylene tube, designed for a Ralph Lauren product, was manufactured by Thatcher Tubes of Woodstock, Ill.