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High-speed palletizer

Western Atlas' (Hebron, KY) von Gal Z-5 OmniWrap(TM) high-speed palletizer has a 360° monorail-type stretch wrapper built into the hoist area.
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OPP films for digital printing

Digilyte(TM) OPP films from Mobil Chemical Films Div. (Pittsford, NY) are part of a new family of experimental films said to be "optimized" for short-run color printing with Indigo digital offset printing equipment.
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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: 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).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

H.B. Fuller Co. (St. Paul, MN) has purchased the adhesives business of Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN).
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Self-venting pouch

A new, patented self-venting stand-up pouch from Curwood (Oshkosh, WI) permits microwave heating of liquid or high-moisture products. It consists of a peelable strip sealed inside the top of any standard stand-up pouch.
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Vitamin E antioxidant

Ronotec® Dry 17 Vitamin E antioxidant from Hoffman-LaRoche (Paramus, NJ) is available in a dry solid form. It's low-dusting, has good flow characteristics and disperses easily.
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Disposable tote drain

The EZ-Drain from Paper Systems (Des Moines, IA) is a TE valve system that permits complete product evacuation of the company's EZ-Bulk tote system.
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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.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Alusuisse-Lonza Holding Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland) has acquired Wheaton Inc. (Millville, NJ).

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