New Products

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.
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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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Willett America, Inc. (Lawrenceville, GA): Mike Kearby, president of the Coding and Marking Div. in Atlanta, GA.
Controls Product Brief
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Induction cap sealer

Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI) has introduced the Compak(TM) Jr, a self-contained induction cap sealing system. It measures 7" x 12" x 14" and weighs under 20 lb.
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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Atlantis Plastics Inc. (Miami, FL) has completed the sale of its 50% interest in CKS/Rigal Joint Venture to CKS Packaging, Inc. (Atlanta, GA).
Controls Product Brief
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Containerboard products

International Paper, Container-board and Kraft Div., (Memphis, TN) has developed a brochure to familiarize customers with the company's facilities, capabilities and wide range of linerboard products.
Supplier News
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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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