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Short-run flexo press

Soloflex® 8, a central impression flexographic printing press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI), is designed to optimize short runs using materials up to 24.5" W.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Blueprint Automation (Richmond, VA): James A. Cannavino, vp, sales and mktg.
Controls Product Brief
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Dispensing closure

Seaquist Closures (Mukwonago, WI) has developed a child-resistant closure that is also a dispenser. For OTC pharmaceutical products, this closure is said to exceed re-cent requirements for child safety and senior accessibility set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Machine Product Brief
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Label design software

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced MPS 6000 label design and management software for use with direct thermal and thermal transfer label printers and printer/applicators.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Clawson Container Co. (Clarkston, MI): Ed Moskwa, national account rep. for Western U.S.; Matt Conti, regional sales mgr. for the Southeast; Dave McKenna, regional sales mgr., northern OH; Gavin McKinnis, Canadian sales mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Metallocene LLDPE resin

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX), has commercialized Exceed(TM), a metallocene-catalyzed linear low-density polyethylene resin. Uses the company's patented Exxpol® technology to produce the resin used for blown and cast film manufacture.
Materials Product Brief
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Adhesive applicator

Series 5600 melt-on-demand application system from Nordson (Duluth, GA) melts and pumps conventional hot melts and moisture-curing reactive materials on a continuous basis for high-volume converting applications such as label stock, specialty tapes or wide-web laminating.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) and Reliance Electric (Mayfield Heights, OH) have combined their drive systems businesses to form A-B Reliance Drive Systems.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bostik Inc. (Middleton, MA) acquired Shell Chemical Co.'s (Akron, OH) Specialty Copolyester Product Line.
Machine Product Brief
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Transfer system and magazine loader

R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) has introduced two robotic systems for food, beverage and pharmaceutical packagers. The Flexible Transfer System allows transfer of solid products from a conveyor into cartons erected on a Jones CMV cartoner.

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