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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

Chase-Logeman Corp. (Greensboro, NC): Joel Slazyk, vp, sales and mktg.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Teknor Apex Co. (Pawtucket, RI): Jack Loiselle, national sales mgr.
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: International news

Smurfit Flexible Pkg. (St. Louis, MO), a div. of Jefferson Smurfit Corp., has received the licensing rights in the U.S. and Canada to manufacture the printed sleeve of DECOPACK, a concept for multipacks that clusters containers in one pack
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

John Brady Design Consultants (Pittsburgh, PA): Stan Orzechowski and Susan R. Putt, electronic production specialists.
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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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