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Materials Product Brief
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TE fitments for gabletops

Portola Packaging (San Jose, CA) has introduced a new line of LDPE TE fitments for half-gal and 2-L gabletop paperboard cartons. The EL 64 extended-life molded-membrane fitment consists of a threaded closure and overcap, plus a membrane with a pull ring inside for added tam-per evidence.
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Machine Product Brief
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Shrink wrappers

The Babypack and Dibipack 4255 portable one-step seal/shrink wrap machines from Dibipack (Passaic, NJ) eliminate the need for a separate L-sealer and tunnel.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA) announced that it has acquired Acumen, Inc.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO): James R. Altemus, dir., corporate mktg.
Controls Product Brief
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Digital torque gauges

Measuring 3.7" x 2.5" x 1.5", the Series MG Gauge from Mark-10 (Hicksville, NY) is the smallest digital torque gauge on the market, says the company.
Materials Product Brief
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Microflute corrugated

International Paper, Containerboard and Kraft Div. (Memphis, TN), has introduced a new line of microflute corrugated mediums and specialty lightweight printing substrates that combine the strength of corrugated with the graphic appeal of bleached board.
Materials Product Brief
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Weigh/fill control

The Model 4100 weigh/fill control system from Doran Scales (Batavia, IL) is a low-cost, semi-automatic system for drum filling, batching and repetitive weigh/fill tasks.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Beacon Converters (Saddle Brook, NJ): Kathleen M. Daly, dir. sales and mktg.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Columbia Machine Inc. (Vancouver, WA): Neal A. Holmlund, vp operations.
Controls Product Brief
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Bar code alternatives

Balluff's (Florence, KY) new color brochure describes the BIS System for product identification. An alternative to bar code labels and RF emitters, BIS uses non-volatile "memory" tags to store up to 2ꯠ alphanumeric characters, with data read and written by non-contact, unobstructable, passive inductive heads.

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