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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

North American Packaging Corp. (Atlanta, GA) has reached an agreement with Park-Ohio, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) to purchase Bennett Industries (Peotone, IL) for approximately $50 million; also its Story City, IA, Consumer and Industrial Bag Div.
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Pneumatic clamp and eject system

For use in ultrasonic plastic welding, a new pneumatic clamp and eject system from Branson Ultrasonics (Danbury, CT) is custom-designed to fit specific parts.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Almac Conveyor Co. Ltd. (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) and General Conveyor Co. Ltd. (Aurora, Ontario, Canada) have entered into a joint venture to offer a wider range of products while remaining separate companies.
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Bar code verification systems

Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) offers bar code verification and placer systems for pharmaceutical package inserts. Systems place inserts directly into packages or into bins.
Materials Product Brief
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Continuous-motion case packer

Hartness (Greenville, SC) has introduced the OctoPack(TM) continuous-motion case packer. It packs plastic or glass containers of most shapes and sizes into a range of case types, including RSCs, corrugated trays, tab lock trays, and soft drink or dairy-type cases with or without partitions, of any depth.
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Pad printing ink

Marabu Tampastar TPR from Autoroll Machine (Middleton, MA) is a high-gloss, quick-drying one-part pad printing ink that is particularly resistant to chemicals and solvents.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Smurfit Recycling Co., an affiliate of Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO) opened a 61ꯠ-sq' recycling facility in Renton, WA.
Controls Product Brief
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Glass packaging periodical

The Glass Packaging Institute (Washington, DC) has released Packaging & Marketing 2000 (P&M 2000), a 4-color periodical that offers food and beverage marketers and packagers facts and information while highlighting glass packaging innovations.
Materials Product Brief
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Fillers and cappers

Key International (Englishtown, NJ) is now offering the Hispamec line of monoblock fillers and cappers that permit size/format changeovers without tools.
Controls Product Brief
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Container rinser

The Model AC-12 Clean-N-Vac® container cleaner from Kaps-All Packaging Systems (Riverhead, NY) uses the Air Rinse(TM) system for automatically removing dust, dirt and carton lint from containers.

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