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Lane divider

The Translide(TM) lane divider from Western Atlas (Hebron, KY) accepts product from a single infeed line, divides it and transports it into two outfeed lines.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bemis Co., Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) and Paper Manufacturers Co., Inc. (Philadelphia, PA) have reached an agreement by which Bemis will acquire the Perfecseal Healthcare Pkg.
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Robert Bosch Corp. (South Plainfield, NJ): Charles Watkins, dir. of mktg., packaging machinery div.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) will produce Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd.'s (Tokyo, Japan) new Sumitomo Poucher(TM) for liquids on Klockner's horizontal form/fill/seal machinery.
Materials Product Brief
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Peelable film

Integra Peel FM Peelable Films from Rexam Medical Packaging (Vernon Hills, IL) were designed to replace heat-seal coated films and other peelable substrates used in radiation-sterilized applications.
Controls Product Brief
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Fiber optic sensor

The OBF family of photoelectric sensors from ifm efector (Exton, PA) minimizes the chance of false signals through a simple, two-button set-up procedure.
Materials Product Brief
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F/f/s system

Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) has redesigned its TOPAS® f/f/s system to increase productivity of up to 1겨 bags/hr. In addition to free-flowing bulk goods, such as plastic resins, fertilizers and chemicals, the system can now accommodate difficult-to-handle products such as PVC powders.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

International Paper (Purchase, NY) and Federal Paper Board (Montvale, NJ) have merged.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Fabri-Kal Corp. (Kalamazoo, MI): Rob Kittredge, responsible for international business development.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Chesapeake Corp. (Richmond, VA) has split its packaging business into corrugated container, graphic packaging and display operations.

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