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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Engelhard Corp. (Iselin, NJ) will acquire The Mearl Corp. (Briarcliff Manor, NY) for $272.2 million.
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Machine Product Brief
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Sprockets

Lightweight PU sprockets from John Burton Machine (Rodeo, CA) reduce noise and add durability in chain-in-channel conveyor systems. Its noise rating of under 60 decibels falls within OSHA standards.
Machine Product Brief
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Bottom-belt case sealer

EZ-Tek Industries (Deer Park, NY) has introduced the economical Easy-Taper Model BB-2. This bottom-belt case sealer is designed to tape tops and bottoms of cases measuring from 4.5" x 4" x 4" to cases of an infinite length x 22.5" x 25.5".
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Eagle Automation (Sterling, IL) has acquired Label-All Co. (Sterling, IL).
Materials Product Brief
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Lightweight stretch film

Litegard stretch film from Presto Products Co., a subsidiary of Reynolds Metals (Richmond, VA), has been introduced in a 40-ga variety for wrapping palletized PE bottles and similar lightweight loads.
Materials Product Brief
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Stretch wrapper

The Ultramatic automatic stretch wrapping system from Weldotron (Piscataway, NJ) is designed for stretch wrapping food in trays at supermarkets and warehouse stores.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 registration: SIMCO (Hatfield, PA); Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Winston-Salem, NC, container plant.
Materials Product Brief
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Fillers and cappers

Key International (Englishtown, NJ) is now offering the Hispamec line of monoblock fillers and cappers that permit size/format changeovers without tools.
Controls Product Brief
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Container rinser

The Model AC-12 Clean-N-Vac® container cleaner from Kaps-All Packaging Systems (Riverhead, NY) uses the Air Rinse(TM) system for automatically removing dust, dirt and carton lint from containers.
Controls Product Brief
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Flow switches

Efector's (Exton, PA) solid-state flow switches protect against abnormal flow rates of liquid or gases. Suited for monitoring the flow of lubricants or coolants, providing run-dry protection for pumps, and detecting for clogged filters in liquid and gas handling systems.

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