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Pinch-bag and liner closers

The Pinch Inner Liner Sealer (PILS) from Fischbein (Statesville, NC) is designed to seal pinch-bag tops and their heat-sealable inner liners in one continuous process.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Engelhard Corp. (Iselin, NJ) will acquire The Mearl Corp. (Briarcliff Manor, NY) for $272.2 million.
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Defining 'recyclable'

Might manufacturers expect a uniform standard on how many people must be able to recycle a material before it can be labeled recyclable?
Materials Product Brief
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Aluminum particle additive

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has developed an aluminum particle additive that, when blended with a resin prior to production, adds a sparkle effect to plastics.
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Motorized conveyor pulley

The Sparks/Dura-Drive(TM) 4.5" dia motorized pulley provides a 62% increase in radial load weight for belt conveyor systems, says manufacturer Sparks Belting (Grand Rapids, MI).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Eagle Automation (Sterling, IL) has acquired Label-All Co. (Sterling, IL).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL) has entered into an international agreement with Vortex Systems in Italy to sell, manufacture and service the high-speed transport and collating Individual Carrier System.
Machine Product Brief
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Tf/f/s tray machine

Medkeff-Nye's (Akron, OH) Universal series of form/fill/seal machines is designed to replace lid-sealing of externally sourced, preformed trays.
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Laser marking coder

The Xymark(TM) Sprint II is a low-cost, portable laser marking coding system from Lumonics/Oxnard Operations (Oxnard, CA) that functions at speeds to 2ꯠ characters/sec with up to four lines of graphics.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 registration: SIMCO (Hatfield, PA); Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Winston-Salem, NC, container plant.

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