New Products

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Dispensing closure

Seaquist Closures (Downers Grove, IL) has introduced the Tab Top(TM) dispensing closure for squeezable food products and household cleaners. Its heightened spout allows more accurate dispensing, while a spout-shaped lid facilitates one-handed opening.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Field Container Co. L.P. (Elk Grove Village, IL) will acquire the Cleo, Inc. and Paper Magic giftbox business units of CSS Industries, Inc. (Scranton, PA).
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Shrink wrapper

Arpac's (Schiller Park, IL) new high-speed shrink packaging equipment can collate and wrap up to 2ꯠ unsupported cans or bottles/min to produce up to 100 multipacks/min, using either plain or preprinted film.
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Flexible bag/box

Rovema Packaging Machines (Lawrenceville, GA) will debut a new package style called Stabilo Seal. This flexible bag/box uses a four-corner bag to create a flat-bottom bag with the appearance of a box.
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LDPE cushioning

Dow Plastics' (Midland, MI) Ethafoam(TM) LDPE line of foam has been expanded to include four new products for packaging electronics components. Ethafoam Nova is water-resistant and suited for applications with static loadings of 0.3 to 1.0 psi.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Tri-Seal Intl. Inc. (Blauvelt, NY): Richard McKenna, dir. of sales & mktg., sheet products.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Oden Corp. (Buffalo, NY): Thomas Sliwinski, technical sales.
Controls Product Brief
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Bar code scanner

The Symbol LS 3200 ER extended range hand-held scanner from Symbol Technologies (Bohemia, NY) reads bar codes of most any size at distances ranging from near contact to over 35'.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Heat and Control, Inc. (So. San Francisco, CA): Blake Svejkovsky, product mgr. for the new line of FastBack(TM) horizontal motion conveyors.
Machine Product Brief
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Remote I/O printers

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) now offers many of its on-line printing systems with a built-in remote input/output in the system controllers. This allows simplified integration of on-line product identification, carton printing or bar coding without additional hardware or software.

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