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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Crown Machinery Div. (West Chicago, IL) and Simplimatic Eng. Co. (Lynchburg, VA) have been combined in the new Crown Packaging Systems Div. of Crown Cork & Seal; both will be identified as part of Crown-Simplimatic (Baltimore, MD).
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 registration: Marsh Co. (Belleville, IL); Green Bay Packaging's (Green Bay, WI) Shipping Container Div.; H.G. Weber & Co., Inc. (Kiel, WI).
Machine Product Brief
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Bar code scanner

Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) introduced a new bar code scanner from Accu-Sort Systems that works in- line to ensure readable printed bar codes.
Machine Product Brief
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Metal detector

The DSP 2 waterproof metal detector from Graseby Goring Kerr (Amherst, NY) works in washdown environments. Is designed to detect metal in conductive foods such as meat, bread and cheese.
Materials Product Brief
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Self-adhesive temperature labels

Telatemp's (Fullerton, CA) Temp Labels document the quality of temperature-sensitive products, materials or equipment during shipment or storage.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Group p.l.c. (Dublin, Ireland): Patrick Wright, president and COO; Peter Webster, chairman and CEO of Smurfit Ireland/U.K.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Alusuisse-Lonza Holding Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland) has acquired Wheaton Inc. (Millville, NJ).
Controls Product Brief
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Straight-wall containers

Designed for use in manufacturing applications for shipping, work-in-process and storage, two new sizes of straight-wall containers are now available from Buckhorn (Milford, OH).
Materials Product Brief
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L-bar sealers

Rennco (Homer, MI) has introduced two L-bar sealers that use constant-heat sealing bars, eliminating maintenance associated with seal wires and Teflon seal pads.
Materials Product Brief
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Materials handling video

FlexLink Systems Co. (Bethlehem, PA) has released a 40-min video for materials handling professionals that addresses design and production questions.

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