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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL) acquired Hexacomb, Inc. (Lincolnshire, IL) for $58 million.
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Controls Product Brief
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Color guides

The 1996 edition of the Pantone® (Carl-stadt, NJ) Color Refer-ence guide is now available. As exposure to light or prolonged contact may cause fading or discoloration of these guides, the company recommends that they be updated annually to assure color accuracy.
Machine Product Brief
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Labeling software

Advanced Labeling Systems, Inc. (Southbridge, MA), introduces LabelMAX II, a networked labeling software package designed for Windows 95 and Windows 3.1.
Controls Product Brief
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Material handling

Omron Electronics, Inc. (Schaum-burg, IL) has issued a new six-page, full color brochure called "Material Handling and Packaging Solutions," which highlights its factory automation systems controls for a wide range of industries.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Glass Packaging Institute (Washington, DC): John J. Ghaznavi, Chairman of the GPI Board of Trustees.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

ACX Technologies, Inc. (Golden, CO) announced its intent to merge Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA) with Gravure Packaging, Inc. (Richmond, VA).
Controls Product Brief
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Filling system

The Modulebloc(TM) filling system from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) fills cylindrical or oval-shaped containers at speeds to 125/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Printed sealing tape

Central Products (Menasha, WI) now offers p-s carton sealing tape printed with customer artwork, logos or product information. Preprinted stock tapes are also available with acrylic or hot melt adhesives on a PP backing, or with a natural rubber adhesive on a PVC backing.
Materials Product Brief
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Heat sealer

Packworld USA (Nazareth, PA) has introduced the Medical H-400, a thermal impulse heat sealing machine designed for use with medical sterilization pouches.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) and Shanghai Hongwen Paper Mill Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) signed a formal joint venture agreement to form a new company called Sonoco Hongwen Paper Co., Ltd.

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