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Materials Product Brief
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Bag discharger

The BFF Series bulk bag discharger from Flexicon (Phillipsburg, NJ) uses two devices to promote full un-loading for both free-flowing and nonfree-flowing materials.
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Supplier News
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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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Weyerhaeuser Co. (Tacoma, WA) is buying ten corrugated box plants from Westvaco Corp. (New York, NY).
Controls Product Brief
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Off-line analyzers

Mocon's (Minneapolis, MN) new Pac Check(TM) Models 600 and 650 combination off-line analyzers measure oxygen and carbon dioxide headspace in rigid and flexible packages.
Machine Product Brief
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Mini bottle unscrambler

Kaps-All Packaging Systems (Riverhead, NY) has introduced the Model AU-3 Micro-Mini Com-pact Orientainer® bottle unscrambler. With a footprint of 45" x 65", it is well-suited for areas with limited space.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Mark Jacobson, chairman of the board of directors.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

DuPont (Wilming-ton, DE) and ResourceNet Intl. (Covington, KY) announced an alliance that will make DuPont's Clysar shrink film available through ResourceNet's nationwide distribution network.
Machine Product Brief
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Cosmetics pots

Topline Products' (Wayne, NJ) round cosmetics pots now come with two new options: a matte finish for opaque pots or a clear jar base. Made of SAN with a removable PP insert that is used for filling at a separate location.
Machine Product Brief
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High-resolution printhead

Diagraph (St. Louis/Earth City, MO) has introduced the PEL/2560 printhead for the PEL Series Ink Jet System. This high-resolution 256-dot printhead has the capability to produce a full range of quality marks from 0.25" to 1.9" tall.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO) has announced a $12.6 million capital improvement to its Ft. Worth, TX, container plant that includes the purchase of a BHS 98" corrugator.

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