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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) has signed a definitive agreement whereby it will acquire substantially all of the rights and certain assets of Airprint Systems, Inc.'s (New Smyrna Beach, FL) cold glue equipment business.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Bradley Currey, Jr., chairman and CEO of Rock-Tenn Co., received the 1997 Robert Gair Award from the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC). The award is presented to PPC members for outstanding and consistent contributions to their companies, the paperboard packaging industry, the PPC, and their communities.
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Supplier news: Achievements

The Assn. of American Railroads has approved Samuel Strapping Systems' (Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada) polyester brick strapping.
Machine Product Brief
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Ink-jet printer

The Linx 4800 ink-jet printer from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) is designed for one- and two-line printing applications of moderate complexity. IP55-rated for harsh environments, it's suitable for date and batch coding in the food, dairy, beverage and cosmetics industries.
Materials Product Brief
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Associated Bag Co.: Supplies catalog

A free 101-page color catalog from Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI) features over 300 styles and sizes of PE zipper bags, flat film bags, header bags, drawstring bags, film tubing and shrink bags.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

VeriCode Systems, Inc. (Downers Grove, IL) has moved to 6900 Main St., Ste. 200, Downers Grove, IL 60516; phone: 630/515-8020, fax: 630/515-8035.
Controls Product Brief
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Efector, Inc: Photoelectric sensor

The OG Series photoelectric sensors from efector inc. (Exton, PA) offer the reliability of automatic microprocessor setups in an 18-mm body size. During installation, it "learns" the signal strength characteristics of both target-present and target-not-present conditions.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Rick Halle, sr staff engineer for Exxon Chemical Co., received the 1997 Andreas G. Ahlbrandt Award, TAPPI's Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Div.
Materials Product Brief
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Plastipak: Tamper evident finish

Plastipak Packaging (Plymouth, MI) has introduced a new TE neck finish on its range of injection stretch/blow-molded hot-fillable PET bottles. When the plastic closure is twisted off and the TE band breaks away from it, the dimensions of the bottle finish permit the band to drop down significantly lower (left) than on industry-standard bottles (right).
Machine Product Brief
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Industrial Dynamics/filtec: Empty bottle inspector

Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA) has introduced the Filtec Omnivision 700 All Surface Empty Bottle Inspector (ASEBI). Its modular design makes it suitable for small- to medium-sized bottling facilities.

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