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Diagnostic service

Tri-Link is a new diagnostic service from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) that ties Triangle's PC-based Selectech 32 touchscreen equipment controls via modem to engineers at the company.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BWI Inex (Clearwater, FL) will supply machine vision systems from Systech (Cranbury, NJ) to the pharmaceutical and consumer products industry in a strategic alliance between the two companies.
Materials Product Brief
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IBC with corrugated pallet

A corrugated pallet option on the SpaceKraft® intermediate bulk container for liquids from MacMillan Bloedel Bulk Packaging (Marietta, GA) provides a lightweight, low-cost alternative to conventional wooden pallets.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper's (Purchase, NY) bleached board division: Angela Medico, mgr., North American sales; William Donahue, mgr., intl.
Controls Product Brief
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Bundled data exchange

PLCDirect has bundled its DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) Server with Intouch(TM) Lite software by Wonderware® to provide users with an object-oriented man/machine interface suitable for use on most PLC systems.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Jefferson Smurfit (St. Louis, MO) has purchased Tropicana Dole Beverages' captive corrugated box mfg. plant in Bradenton, FL, and will continue to supply Tropicana under a long-term purchase agreement.
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Only leaders need apply

In the year 2000, say Packaging World sources, the key ingredient in a director of packaging will be dynamic leadership skills. The candidate had better be a people person, too, and be able to wear a number of interdisciplinary hats.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Michelman (Cincinnati, OH) and Drex-Chem Technologies (Singapore) will form Michelman Asia-Pacific (MAP) (Singapore) to manufacture water-based coatings for the paper industry.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Atlantis Plastics (Miami, FL) will sell its blow molding subsidiary, Plastic Containers (Atlanta, GA), to Reid Plastics (Arcadia, CA).
Machine Product Brief
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Continuous-motion cartoners

A complete line of continuous-motion cartoners for single and multi-pack cartoning is available from Dimension Industries (Maple Grove, MN). They offer speeds up to 300 cartons/min, depending on package size.

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