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Strip form oxygen absorbers

FreshPax(TM) oxygen absorbing packets from Multiform Desiccants (Buffalo, NY) are now available in strip form. They are designed for use on the company's dispensing systems, which dispense single or mul-tiple pac-kets at speeds to 400/min.
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Materials Product Brief
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Induction cap sealer

Pillar Technologies (Booth 2297) is introducing recent innovations to its Foiler induction cap sealer. These include power supplies to 4 kW for wide-mouthed closures and high-production line speeds, universal coils to seal a variety of closures without changeover, missing foil and stalled bottle detectors, and capabilities to seal in hazardous environments.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

A new company formed by Paxar Corp. and Odyssey Partners, L.P. has agreed to purchase the Pitney Bowes unit of Monarch Marking Systems.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM): Richard Macklin, vp of mktg. and intl. sales; Bob Klumpp, dir. of North American sales; Kirk Andersen, corporate sales mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

American Excelsior Co. (Arling-ton, TX): Wayne L. Cabot, branch mgr. for the Minneapolis, MN, facility.
Controls Product Brief
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Portable twist-tie applicator

The Model H-1000 hand-held, portable twist-tie machine from Plas-Ties (Santa Ana, CA) weighs only 4 1/2 lb and can be used almost anywhere, with its rechargeable battery pack.
Machine Product Brief
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Conveyor cooling system

A complete in-line conveyor cooling system from ELF Machines (LaPorte, IN) effectively lowers molten product temperature after initial fill, while smoothly conveying containers.
Machine Product Brief
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Checkweigher

Ramsey Technology's (Booth 2256) ICORE AutoCheck 9000 checkweigher has an advanced design that allows customization for specific applications. It handles weighing, control and reject functions at speeds to 700 packages/min.
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Bar coding software

Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) has introduced Easylabel® for Windows version 1.4. Features Open Data Base Connectivity support for ac-cessing remote data in a variety of relational and nonrelational database management systems.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Ball Corp. (Muncie, IN) and Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (Paris, France) formed an alliance creating a glass container manufacturing company that will be located in Muncie, IN, with Herbert H.

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