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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, CT) will acquire Parry Corp. in (Akron, OH).
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Materials Product Brief
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Web-fed inserter

Azco's (Elmwood Park, NJ) new web-fed inserter automatically feeds inserts from a preprinted web, detects the registration mark, and dispenses the insert.
Materials Product Brief
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Heatseal controller

TOSS Machine Components (Nazareth, PA) has introduced the RES-242 Heatseal Temperature Controller. It uses programming and jaw cycle timers for the precise control of the entire heatseal process.
Machine Product Brief
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Laser markers

Lumonics Corp. (Oxnard, CA) has introduced a new full-color, 6-page brochure that profiles the CO2 laser-equipped LaserMark® systems for on-line laser coding applications in the packaging and beverage industries.
Materials Product Brief
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Pallet wrapper/shrink line

The KL pallet wrapper/shrink line from Kurt Lachenmeier (Unna, Germany) can wrap up to 300 pallet loads/hr. Loads are passed though a "curtain" of flat film, then vertical sealing beams move together behind the load to produce a tight sleeve.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Sealed Air Corp. (Saddle Brook, NJ): Nicholas R. Pacak, national mktg. mgr., automotive.
Controls Product Brief
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Static generation system

Designed for the temporary bonding between materials through the use of static electricity, Meech Static Eliminators (Akron, OH) has developed the Model 992 DC static generators and Model 993 charge bars.
Controls Product Brief
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Twist-tie machine

The Model XL-2 Tie-Matic from Plas-Ties is a heavy-duty twist-tie machine designed for tying products from 3/4" to 2" dia. Suited for securing wire and cable, as well as large bags, it applies up to 40 ties/min.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) completed the acquisition of Specialty Packaging Group Inc. (Wassau, WI).
Machine Product Brief
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Checkweighing system

B.C.E. Technologies (Tampa, FL) will introduce the new Smartweigh checkweighing system. It's economically priced for low- and mid-speed checkweighing.

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