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Weatherchem Corp.: CR closure

A new child-resistant, senior-friendly closure called Top-Squeeze(TM) is available from Weatherchem Corp. (Twinsburg, OH). This PP, injection-molded closure is said to provide easier access when compared to other push-and-turn or squeeze-and-turn closures due to its half-turn opening method.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ): Frank Gardner, dir. of manufacturing, branch plants.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Blueprint Automation (Colonial Heights, VA) has moved its headquarters to 16037 Innovation Dr., Colonial Heights, VA 23834; phone: 804/520-5400, fax: 804/526-8164.
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Supplier news: Achievements

March 7 marked the 75th anniversary of Alliance Rubber Co. (Hot Springs, AR).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Ashland Chemical Co. (Dublin, OH) has acquired the flexible packaging adhesives business of Century Intl. Adhesives and Coatings Corp. (Columbus, OH).
Machine Product Brief
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Huhtamaki: Stretch sleeve labeler

Designed for the dairy industry, the SR-05 PE stretch sleeve labeler from Huhtamaki (DeSoto, KS) applies sleeve labels to containers at speeds to 90/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Optima Control Systems: Checkweigher

Optima Control Systems (Atlanta, GA) has introduced the Checkweigher EC-S. This high-performance system can accomplish up to 200 weighments/min. Weighments can range up to 60 kg (132 lb) with an accuracy of 25 mg and up.
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Supplier news: Achievements

George Blackwell of Rockwell Automation/ Allen-Bradley Co. has been elected the 1998-99 president of the Automated Imaging Assn.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Novapak Corp. (Eatontown, NJ) has doubled the size of its Paris, IL, plant to 130ꯠ sq' and tripled its production of PET preforms.
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Supplier news: In Memoriam

Douglas S. Brown, founder of Doug Brown Packaging Products, Inc. (Royal Oak, MI), passed away on January 26.

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