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Specialty partitions

Sonoco Products Co.'s Partitions Div. (Hillside, IL) has released a four-page brochure introducing the company's complete line of specialty applications.
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Label guide

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has released an updated edition of its 20-page booklet, "Getting To Know Labels." The booklet provides a glossary of common label terms with easy-to-understand definitions, plus an overview of Weber's range of facestocks and adhesives.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

North American Packaging Corp. (Atlanta, GA) has reached an agreement with Park-Ohio, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) to purchase Bennett Industries (Peotone, IL) for approximately $50 million; also its Story City, IA, Consumer and Industrial Bag Div.
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Pneumatic clamp and eject system

For use in ultrasonic plastic welding, a new pneumatic clamp and eject system from Branson Ultrasonics (Danbury, CT) is custom-designed to fit specific parts.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Flint Ink Corp. (Detroit, MI) and The Valspar Corp. (Minneapolis, MN) have signed an agreement to allow Flint Ink to distribute Valspar's flexible packaging coatings in the U.S.
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Live roller conveyor

AIS Container Handling (Dutton, MI) has released product information on the TS live roller conveyor that highlights its features and advantages. The economics, versatility and chain drive feature of the machine are highlighted.
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Skin packaging and die-cutting

The EZ-Skin/Trim Combo from Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) combines a skin packaging line with hydraulic die-cutting in one space-saving frame. The machine operates hydraulically and does not require an external air supply.
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Bar code label printer

Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) has introduced the Orion point-of-use thermal-transfer bar code label printer. Well-suited for applications where space is limited, it has a footprint measuring 8" x 10.1".
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Smurfit Recycling Co., an affiliate of Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO) opened a 61ꯠ-sq' recycling facility in Renton, WA.
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Glass packaging periodical

The Glass Packaging Institute (Washington, DC) has released Packaging & Marketing 2000 (P&M 2000), a 4-color periodical that offers food and beverage marketers and packagers facts and information while highlighting glass packaging innovations.

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