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Machine Product Brief
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Shrink wrappers

Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) has introduced the CMSS Side Seal continuous motion shrink wrapper. Uses a "hot knife," quick-release cross seal bar and a durable plasma-coated seal wheel that requires no hot wire for sealing.
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Controls Product Brief
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Dairy bottle lightweighting

Phillips Chemical (Bartlesville, OK) offers technical literature describing a patented process for die shaping technology that controls the parison during molding.
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: Appointments, promotions

J.L. Clark (Rockford, IL): Gregory Gann, vp operations; Walt Pietruch, dir. of engineering, metal operations; Jay Defenbaugh, dir. of sales, collapsible tube div.; Ellen Spicuzza, sales rep., collapsible tube div.
Materials Product Brief
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Batching systems

Batching Systems (Owings, MD) has developed a four-color brochure highlighting its Batchmaster® counting/ weighing systems and its Bagmaster® bagging ma-chines.
Controls Product Brief
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Photoelectric sensor

Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced a slim profile, compact limit switch-style photoelectric sensor for general purpose sensing applications.
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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hayssen (Sheboygan, WI) announced it will relocate its Flexible Packaging Machinery Div. to Duncan, SC.

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