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Mid-size companies combining to compete

Manufacturers desiring to do business with fewer suppliers are now driving many small to mid-size packaging makers to become merger partners. So says a study from DAK Corporate Investors (Rochelle Park, NJ), an investment bank serving mid-size companies ($5 million to $50 million in sales).
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Keyence Corp. of America: Machine vision system

The CV Series compact vision system from Keyence (Woodcliff Lake, NJ) offers four image processing modes: area detection, pattern matching, absolute position detection and relative position detection.
Materials Product Brief
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Sealed Air Corporation: Protective cushioning

Shrink Pak(TM) cushioning material combines shrink wrapping and "bubbled" cushioning. The patented product from Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) conforms around the object(s) when heat is applied.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Schmalbach-Lubeca AG (Ratingen, Germany) will open a new PET factory in Santa Rosa, Metro Manila, Philippines.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Hayes Machine Co. (Marshall, NJ): Scott Risnes, sr project engineer.
Materials Product Brief
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Streamfeeder: Friction feeder

Streamfeeder's (Minneapolis, MN) SB Batch Dropper Universal Friction Feeder(TM) is a high-speed batch counter, accumulator and dropper. It separates and singulates a wide range of products including envelopes, greeting cards and other printed materials.
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Bell Inc: Thermal-transfer printer

Bell-Mark's (Pine Brook, NJ) EasyPrint Flow is a compact, programmable thermal-transfer printer designed as an alternative for conventional hot stamp and ink coders on horizontal flow wrappers, baggers, cartoners and continuous-moving webs.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Taylor Products Co., Inc. (Parsons, KS) has acquired Avatar Packaging Systems (Decatur, AL).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Videojet Systems Intl., Inc. (Wood Dale, IL): Robert Cornick, vp, mktg.
Materials Product Brief
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Intertape Polymer Group: Water-activated adhesive

Intertape Polymer (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has introduced a new adhesive for water-activated tape called Adhesive 2000(TM). This starch-based adhesive is said to give quick initial tack, long open time for high-speed applications, and deep fiber penetration into paper or corrugated materials.

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