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Fenton, Weber, & Jones Packaging, Inc. (Tonawanda, NY): Charles Leitten, package development engineer.
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Door lock switches

Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced two new safety door lock switches with special operation keys that assure positive break in contacts to increase safety and re-duce liability.
Materials Product Brief
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Meat packaging film

American National Can (Chicago, IL) has introduced a multilayer packaging film called Q3(TM). An addition to the proprietary Tubular Water Quenched line of plastic packaging, Q3 offers enhanced performance for traditional processed meat products, such as sausages and lunch meats, as well as applications that use a deep-draw process, such as bulk smoked sausage or braunschweiger.
Materials Product Brief
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Intermittent-motion cartoner

The Cartopac CPE intermittent-motion cartoner from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ) offers a unique "feed flat, print and assemble sequence" that keeps cartons flat for printing prior to erecting.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bemis Co., Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) will buy Banner Pkg., Inc. and has entered into a memorandum of understanding relating to the acquisition by Bemis of Banner Packaging, Inc .(Oshkosh, WI).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Innovative Folding Carton Co. (South Plainfield, NJ): Anita F. Salomon, quality assurance mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Proximity switches

New inductive proximity switches from efector (Exton, PA) provide extended sensing ranges for applications where limitations in space require a small sensor.
Machine Product Brief
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Thermal transfer printers

New high-speed industrial bar code label printers from Analog Technology (Duarte, CA) have paper jam/paper out recovery that eliminate the need to edit and resend data when a jam occurs.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink bag

The PromoBag shrink bag from Robbie Mfg. (Lenexa, KS) benefits fresh meat and food processors. Uses polyolefin anti-fog film for food applications, or a variety of other shrink films for nonfood applications.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA) announced that it has acquired Acumen, Inc.

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