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Materials Product Brief
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F-style container

In-line fluorinated and ultra-clean HDPE containers for packaging of solvent-based and high-purity products have been introduced by Airopak (Manchester, PA).
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Controls Product Brief
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Capper/uncapper

Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) has introduced a laboratory-quality table-top capper/uncapper for the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. It's accurate to 0.5 in-lb and uses sealed motors and clutches for cleanliness.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) and Rexene Corp. (Dallas, TX) have entered into a merger agreement whereby Huntsman will acquire all outstanding shares of Rexene common stock.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Delta Plastics, Inc. (Hot Springs, AR) is constructing a 150ꯠ sq' factory and warehouse adjacent to its existing headquarters for its new Delta Closures Div.
Controls Product Brief
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Quick-change feature

Chase-Logeman's (Greensboro, NC) ChaseLock(TM) instant-release, vial-and-stopper feeder bowl-and-track system is now available on the company's FS Series of filling and stopper insertion machines.
Controls Product Brief
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Slip/tie sheet dispenser

The Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) Model 1098D dual hopper/sheet dispenser is designed to handle both slip and tie sheets simultaneously. It can be installed on existing palletizers and robots, or as a stand-alone unit.
Materials Product Brief
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Plastic tray for solids and liquids

Meals containing both solids and liquids may be packaged with separation of ingredients with the new Wet & Dry plastic tray from Form Plastics (St. Charles, IL).
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Fabri-Kal Corp. (Kalamazoo, MI): Mark J. Graff, vp, sales and mktg.
Machine Product Brief
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Analysis software

Cape Systems (Plano, TX) has introduced Cape Pack '97 software for packaging design analysis. This newest version includes improvements in imaging for the Shape Wizard component and the new Display Tray Wizard, as well as the 3-D Imaging(TM) program.
Machine Product Brief
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Thermal-transfer printer

The Zebra 160S is the latest addition to Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) Value Line(TM) family of thermal-transfer printers. This all-metal system has been designed for demanding environments.

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