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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, CT) will acquire Parry Corp. in (Akron, OH).
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Controls Product Brief
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Polyethylene film

Delta Plastics (Newark, NJ) is introducing the new DeltuffTM 9500 series of PE film. It employs a new generation of linear resins that increase film strength up to five times that of conventional LDPE.
Materials Product Brief
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Easy-open tear strip

Curwood (Oshkosh, WI) will be introducing Precision Tear, its latest easy-open feature primarily for stand-up pouches. This proprietary feature is suited for stand-up applications where good 90° tear propagation is needed, eliminating the need for tearing into the pouch's body or tearing upward and receiving a partial open pouch.
Machine Product Brief
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Shrink systems

Polypack's (Pinellas Park, FL) automatic collator/tray former/ shrink packaging system incorporates the firm's custom collation modules and the Model TR-25 tray former.
Machine Product Brief
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Uncaser/case packer

Suited for food and beverage packagers who want to eliminate manual bottle unpacking and case packing, a two-in-one uncaser and case packer has been developed by A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL).
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer/applicator

The X22 Turbo version of the ApplyPro(TM) bar code label printer/ applicator from Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT) is used in applications requiring on-demand automated labeling.
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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.
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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).
Materials Product Brief
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Coffee packaging brochure

American Packaging (Rochester, NY) has published a full-color brochure describing packaging options available to the coffee industry. These options include two-, three-, and four-ply heat-sealed pouches with clear or foil laminations, stand-up pouches with or without reclosable zippers and hanger holes, as well as stock pouches.

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