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Twist-off nozzle

The EZ-Change(TM) hot-melt nozzle from ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) improves productivity and facilitates quick changeover. Its one-piece construction of solid brass helps keep adhesive temperatures more consistent, reducing adhesive stringing.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Ramsey Technology, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has acquired Hitech Electrocontrols Ltd. (Shoreham, England).
Controls Product Brief
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Operator panel

Aromat's (New Providence, RI) Intelligent Operator Panel can be connected to the Aromat FP series PLC for precise control of complex machine operations.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Ferro Corp. (Cleveland, OH): William H. Prior, dir., environmental affairs.
Materials Product Brief
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Semi-automatic feeder

Fleetwood Systems' (Romeoville, IL) Rotopak(TM) is a universal semi-automatic feeder unit that improves the efficiency of lines handling magazine-fed products.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch packager

In response to an increased demand for larger stand-up pouches, Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) has developed a large-format pouch packager. The RPM-L horizontal pouch packager makes stand-up and zippered pouches in sizes 20% larger than the previous model--up to 9.5" x 12", with a 4" gusseted bottom.
Materials Product Brief
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Newswrap palletizer

Western Atlas (Kebron, KY) has introduced the von Gal Z-3 NewsWrap(TM) palletizer. It decreases printers' material handling costs by reducing equipment needs, floor space requirements, maintenance and personnel requirements.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Nordson Corp. (Westlake, OH) has purchased the shares of Spectral Technology Group Ltd. (Slough, England).
Controls Product Brief
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Label specifications

Steven Label Corp. (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced Label Engineering Principles & Guidelines, a comprehensive guide designed to show engineers how to create label specifications without errors.
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Health claims

Everyone from mom to Uncle Sam urges people to eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthful diet. So why did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allow only raw fruits and vegetables to make a "healthy" claim on food labels?

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