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Pro Mach to be acquired by affiliates of AEA Investors LP from The Jordan Company

Pro Mach, Inc., has announced that affiliates of AEA Investors LP (“AEA”) are acquiring the packaging machinery manufacturer from The Jordan Company; the transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014, and is subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed. The management team will remain intact.
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Pearson: Bliss formers

Suitable for heavy or bulk products that are non-self-supporting and at risk of damage when palletized or during transport, Pearson Packaging Systems’ redesigned bliss former product line, including the BF25-GH and BF30-G models, feature: standardization on PackML ; standard scales, pointers, quick release handles, and HMI graphical guided instructions; lube free-bearings, high-reliability mechanical rams, and improved machine accessibility.
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C-P Flexible Packaging acquires MRI Flexible Packaging to offer more printing, converting options

In a move that will generate greater production capacity and the ability to offer a broader array of packaging options, C-P Flexible Packaging has acquired MRI Flexible Packaging.
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Standard-Knapp hires David Blankenship as field service engineer

Standard-Knapp has announced David Blankenship has been hired as a field service engineer to provide customer support and troubleshooting across the U.S.
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Chris Matters joins BlueWater Automation on newly formed advisory board

BlueWater Automation Inc. has formed a new advisory board and welcomes its first member, business owner and consultant Chris Matters.
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Schneider Packaging appoints Ron Pietraszek Northeastern U.S. regional sales manager

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc., robotic palletizing, case packer, tray packer, specialty cartoning system, and completely integrated packaging solution provider, has announced the promotion of Ron Pietraszek to Regional Sales Manager for the Northeastern U.S.
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Steve Rosenberg and Jim Woller join Dura-Fibre’s growing laminated substrates sales team as account representatives

In order to manage Dura-Fibre’s customer relationships and business development, Steve Rosenberg and Jim Woller have been hired as account representatives, serving instrumental roles in expanding the laminated substrates business through development of targeted outreach, forecasting, and relationship management.
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Smart Planet Technologies and Printwinner announce sustainability breakthrough with commercial availability of paper cups with EarthCoating

Smart Planet Technologies, Inc., sustainable packaging materials producer, and Printwinner, a printing and packaging distribution company, have announced commercial availability of paper hot cups using EarthCoating, which achieve success in recyclability testing while reducing plastic content; cups can be ordered through PrintWinner’s website at www.printwinner.com.
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Dow Corning: Silicone release coating for labels

Dow Corning’s Syl-Off Advantage Series of solventless silicone release includes SL 35 Release Modifier, the next generation of controlled release additive technology offers tight release at very low platinum levels with superior stability and shelf life.
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Intertape Polymer: High-quality adhesion paper masking tape

Designed to adhere to water-based and ultra-high slip release agents, SMT1 from Intertape Polymer Group, is a patent-pending paper masking tape coated with a unique silicone adhesive, suitable for applications where traditional masking tapes do not provide proper adhesion.

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