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Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC): Peter C. Browning, president and COO; Rodger D. Fuller, president of Sonoco Ltd.
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Video response system

Hartness Intl. (Greenville, SC) and Power-Data Services (Dallas, TX) have introduced a Video Response System for packagers. The VRS util-izes real-time video (30 frames/ sec) to enable companies to commu-nicate visually with vendors to identify line problems and provide solutions.
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Supplier news: International agreements

CCL Industries (Toronto, Canada) has purchased select custom label divisions as well as the labeling equipment division from Avery Dennison (Pasadena, CA).
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Wrap and top label printer/applicator

Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) now offers a printer/applicator combination with capabilities for both top and side labeling at speeds to 50 containers/min.
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Bag heat sealer

The HS Series of heat sealers from American-Newlong (Indianapolis, IN) seals heavy-duty bags filled with most granular or powdered products. Fills both gusseted and non-gusseted PE bags at speeds from 23" to 65"/min; .03" to .04" thick.
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Can labeler

The Mateer-Burt (Wayne, PA) UCL uniform can labeler can reach speeds to 800 containers/min. This nonadjustable horizontal roll-through labeler applies full-wrap labels to cylindrical containers on lines dedicated to a single size container.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

DT Industries merged four major suppliers, Kalish, Lakso, Merrill, and Stokes, into a cohesive sales and mktg. group.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Monsanto Co. (St. Louis, MO): completed the sale of its styrenics plastics business to Bayer AG (Leverkusen, Germany).
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Rotary actuators

The new Series RL rotary actuators from PHD (Fort Wayne, IN) are suited for high-speed applications with rotations of 180° in as little as .030 seconds.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO) acquired Michigan Can and Tube.

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