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Video-conferencing support

R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) is offering live video-conferencing through its Customer Support Services and Knowledge-Based Services(TM) departments. Videoconferencing enables Jones personnel to identify and confirm parts, troubleshoot machine operation, and demonstrate packaging solutions by engaging in real-time communications via personal computers using collaboration software.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Greif Bros. Corp. (Delaware, OH) has agreed to purchase the Merced, CA, and Oakville, Ontario, Canada, steel drum manufacturing facilities of Southcorp Packaging USA, Inc.
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Printing station

Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) has introduced a free-standing printing station equipped with an enclosed doctor blade ink system, which allows for high-quality printing at speeds to 1겨'/min on paper, film or foil .
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Software for motion control

VisualMotion(TM) 5.0 from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) provides a Windows(TM)-based user interface for point-and-click programming, operation and management of Indramat CLC multiaxis coordinated motion controls and digital drives.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) container plant in Philadelphia, PA.; Green Bay Packaging, Inc. (Green Bay, WI) for its Fort Worth, TX, Container Div.; GEI Mateer Burt, Inc.
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Pulp molding capabilities

Fibreform Containers (Germantown, WI) offers full-service capabilities for producing customized pulp-molded packaging products. Includes tooling and manufacturing for simple to intricate items in a variety of sizes, in short- or high-volume runs.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Marino Technologies (Opa Locka, FL), represented by Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL), acquired Walpole, Inc. (Mount Holly, NJ), a manufacturer of bulk bags.
Machine Product Brief
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Air-driven labeler

Auto Labe's (Ft. Pierce, FL) air-driven pressure-sensitive labeling system is non-electric, making it suitable for hazardous or wash-down environments.
Materials Product Brief
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Vertical form/fill/seal

The Vegatronic is Ilapak's (Newtown, PA) new automatic vf/f/s system that permits quick changeover from standard pillow-style to zipper packs. Handle adjustments, rather than tools, allow 90° rotation of jaws.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Elopak, Inc. (New Hudson, MI): Michael Wilcox, vp, sales, North America.

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