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Materials Product Brief
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Measuring/dispensing closure

AccuPour II(TM) is a patented two-component system from Phoenix Closures (Naperville, IL) that measures and then dispenses liquid products. Consists of a PP measuring cup and a HDPE spout.
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Controls Product Brief
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Hanging IV labels

Avery Dennison Pharmaceutical Label Systems (Monrovia, CA) and Van Leer Flexibles (Houston, TX) have introduced the Inverted Vertical Hanging Label (IVHL(TM)) for intravenous use.
Controls Product Brief
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Vertical cartoner

The Triangle/Yeaman vertical cartoner from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) has a positive in-line drive chain protected by torque-guard clutches, a rotary drive carton feed and quick-change pockets.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Pneumatic Scale Corp. (St. Louis, MO) recently acquired the Akron, OH, packaging operations of Figgie Intl. Inc.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Lawson Mardon Flexible and Lawson Mardon Smith Brothers with be merged into a new company called Lawson Mardon Packaging-Flexibles (Bristol, England).
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Milliken Chemical (Spartanburg, SC) has announced the completion and opening of its new technical and business center in Gent, Belgium.
Controls Product Brief
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Optical sensor

The Dynamic Optical Window from Balluff (Florence, KY) detects and reacts to moving objects as small as .03" dia. Suited for counting small objects air-conveyed in a transparent tube or dropped from a chute, such as drug capsules, wire trim scrap or electronic components.
Controls Product Brief
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Computer-based training

Working with Metsys En-gineering (Eden Prairie, MN), Newtec (St. Louis, MO) has developed Computer Based Training (CBT), an electronic manual providing one-on-one training for Newtec machine operators and maintenance personnel.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ): Larry Barresi, vp technical services.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: In Memoriam

Kurt H. Hoppmann, founder and CEO of Hoppmann Corporation, passed away at the age of 72.

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