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Ink-jet printer

Squid Ink Manufacturing (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the Model SQ/2 large-character ink-jet printer. It prints a single line of type, consisting of 3/4" or 1/2" high characters at speeds of over 200'/min.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Berry Plastics Design Corp. (Evansville, IN) has acquired the assets of Virginia Design Packaging Corp. (Suffolk, VA).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Crown-Simplimatic has been purchased from Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA) by investors Jerry L. East, B. Douglas Goodell, James W. Parker and Key Equity Capital.
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Atlantis Plastics, Inc. (Atlanta, GA): Joseph J. Piccione, vp, gen. mgr., Stretch Film Unit.
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Gravure sheet

DeltaStar(TM) gravure papers are specially developed to meet stringent quality requirements of the tobacco industry. The new sheet for soft pack cigarette packages combines high-strength properties with excellent printing and converting characteristics, says manufacturer International Paper (Moss Point, MS).
Controls Product Brief
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Software-based motion control

Pacific Scientific (Rockford, IL) has released what it says is the first motion-control solution based entirely on software and PC hardware, operating systems and network cards.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Reynolds Metals Co. (Richmond, VA) is planning to sell a set of Alabama mills to Aluminum Co. of America (Knoxville, TN). Reynolds is also involved in a strategic alliance with Air Liquide America Corp.
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Supplier news:

Durable Packaging Corp. (Countryside, IL): Philip Garman, currently chairman, has assumed the additional role of CEO.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Spartanburg Stainless Products Inc. (Spartanburg, SC) has signed an agreement to purchase beer and small chemical keg manufacturing equipment from Hoover Materials Handling Group (Alpharetta, GA).
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum cups

A new line of vacuum cups molded from natural gum rubber is now available from Anver (Hudson, MA). Available in standard or custom compounds, cups resist paper dust and ink and are offered in standard push-, stretch-, clip- and screw-on mounting styles.

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