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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO): John E. Straw, vp, corporate sales & mktg.; Gary L. West, vp, operations, container div.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Trident Intl., Inc. (Brookfield, CT) has acquired a nonexclusive license from Dataproducts Corp. (Simi Valley, CA) for patented solid ink-jet printing technology in certain licensed industrial marking fields.
Machine Product Brief
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Tensilized strapping tape

Designed as an alternative to filament tape, tesa tape's (Charlotte, NC) tesa 4224 is a light-duty tensilized PP strapping tape. It's designed for bundling, reinforcing, strapping and palletizing.
Controls Product Brief
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Magnetic conveyors

O.S. Walker (Worcester, MA) has introduced a line of magnetic conveyor systems for handling cans with special dimensions, such as a tall height-to-diameter ratio or top-heavy cans.
Machine Product Brief
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Carrier applicator

The Triton CS500 auto case setter from International Paper (Memphis, TN) is a fully automatic machine that applies Triton(TM) paperboard ring carriers to four-and six-packs of bottles at speeds to 500 bottles/min.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Smurfit Recycling Co., a div. of Jefferson Smurfit Corp., (St. Louis, MO), has purchased nearly 12 acres of land to build a new 110ꯠ-sq-ft recycling facility; the company has also opened a new 120ꯠ-sq-ft recycling facility in San Jose, CA.
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Medical heat sealer

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) has introduced two new options for its 2SM1428 Level Three two-station medical shuttle heat seal machine. Users can now measure sealing temperature at the tray flange for every cavity and view sealing pressure in lb/sq" for each tray sealed.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BASF Corp. Plastic Materials (Mt. Olive, NJ) plans a 70-million lb/yr expansion for its Freeport, TX, nylon 6 engineering resin plant.
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Widemouth bottles

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced two oval glass bottles suited for foods such as salad dressings, condiments or juices. Available in 8- and 12-oz sizes, these flint glass containers are available with a 48-mm twist-cap finish.
Materials Product Brief
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Aluminum crimper

Cozzoli Machine's (Plainfield, NJ) new CM400 will be operating at interpack. This high-speed crimper automatically caps and crimp-seals aluminum closures according to user specifications at speeds to 400 containers/ min.

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