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Supplier news: Association leaders

Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA): Robert S. Forsyth and Kenney Marengo were elected top officers for 1995-96; executive vps: Stewart Bolton, Kraft Foods; Robert Luciano, Luciano Packaging Technologies; Thomas McMur-ray, Parke Davis.
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Controls Product Brief
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UPC coupon coding

The Uniform Code Council's UPC Coupon Code Specification calls for UCC/EAN-128 extended codes to incorporate offers, expiration dates and other information onto current UPC coupon codes.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Van Dorn Demag Corp. (Strongsville, OH) and Wittman Robot and Auto-mation Systems, Inc. have announced an agreement where Van Dorn will sell its injection-molding equipment and Whitman's robots as a single unit for simplified financing and servicing.
In late June, Newsweek magazine devoted a full page article to the subject of repetitive-strain injuries and how OSHA would deal
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration continues to levy big fines on companies. But it also has begun to show new interest in cooperating with industry.
Machine Product Brief
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Graph and analysis

PPT Vision's (Minneapolis, MN) QuickChart is Windows-based software that offers real-time analysis and on-line graphical charting of inspection data while an inspection run is in progress.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch machine

The Totani three-side seal pouch machine from Amplas (Booth 1360) reaches speeds to 180 cycles/min and offers individually adjustable automatic tension control of the web.
Supplier News
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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.

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