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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bagcraft Corp. of America (Northfield, IL) bought AB Specialty Holding Co. (Hialeah, FL) from Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) and also acquired the Alfred J.
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Controls Product Brief
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Packaging analysis software

Cape Pack® '96 is a Windows(TM)-based program from CAPE Systems (Plano, TX) that offers true simplicity and realism to package design and pallet loading programs, including the generation of true-to-life graphical images.
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Reusable packs could diminish corrugated demand

Although the environment is no longer a hot packaging issue in the U.S., global companies must contend with European regulations that target shipping containers and other transport packaging.
Materials Product Brief
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UV-curable topcoat

Originally developed to protect bar coding on circuit boards, 1071S is a UV-curable protective topcoat from Craig Adhesives and Coatings (Newark, NJ).
Controls Product Brief
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Live roller conveyor

Model 190-ABEZ live roller conveyor from Hytrol Conveyor (Jonesboro, AR) is a general transport conveyor with the capabilities of accumulating products with zero pressure.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Willett Intl. Ltd. (Northamptonshire, UK): Robert Willett, group deputy chairman.
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum-feed bag printer

Model 438TBF vacuum-feed bag printer from Kiwi Coders (Wheeling, IL) automatically feeds and prints variable information on lid bags used in canning and bottling plant applications.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Atlas Electric Devices Co. (Chicago, IL); The Reynolds Co. (Greenville, SC) for the manufacture of water-based, hot melt, and dry-blended adhesives, as well as specialty industrial coatings.
Machine Product Brief
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Case packer/unpacker

Designed for smaller operations with moderate speed requirements, the Linapac case packer/unpacker from Krones (Franklin, WI) takes minimal floor space to pack containers into a case, or remove them from a case, at speeds to 8 cycles/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Multiwall bag

International Paper's (Purchase, NY) new multiwall bag provides the protection of a sealed pinch-style bag plus the stacking features of a square-bottom self-opening sack.

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