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In Brief

In Brief

Admix Inc. (Manchester, NH; www.admix.com) has acquired the Boston Shearpump line of sanitary high-intensity in-line mixers from Copek Industrial Products (Belmont, MA; www.shearpump.com). Operations and manufacturing will be consolidated at the Admix facility in Manchester....CDC Solutions (Conshohocken, PA; www.cdcsolutions.com), a provider of multichannel content delivery for regulatory and enterprise-scale publishing, has announced a formal alliance with First Consulting Group (Wayne, PA; life sciences. fcg.com), a multinational supplier of information-based strategic consulting, integration, and management services. The joint venture will provide integrated content management solutions designed to meet the business needs of submission assembly and publishing in the life sciences industry....Davis Standard (Pawcatuck, CT; www.davis-standard.com) and Nordson Fiber Systems (Dawsonville, GA; www.nordson.com) recently entered into a strategic alliance that combines the fiber extrusion technologies and expertise of both companies. Davis Standard manufactures nonwoven fiber equipment and Nordson Fiber Systems produces precision dispensing equipment....Klöckner Capital Corp. (Gordonsville, VA; www.klockner.com) has announced that Klöckner Bartelt Inc. (Sarasota, FL) is no longer for sale and will remain a Klöckner-owned company. Klöckner Bartelt is a supplier of pouch packaging and cartoning machinery....A supplier of high-volume power-supply automated testing equipment, Chroma ATE Inc. (Irvine, CA; www.chromaate.com) has acquired some assets of Advanced Power Designs Inc. (Irvine, CA; www.vxibus.com) and has formed a new company, Chroma System Solutions Inc. The new company will be responsible for sales and support of power-supply ATE systems, electronic loads, ac and dc sources, power meters, and VXI power products....Illinois Tool Works Inc. (Glenview, IL; www.itw.com) and The Texwipe Company, LLC (Upper Saddle River, NJ; www.texwipe.com) have announced the signing of a definitive asset purchase agreement under which Illinois Tool Works (ITW) will acquire Texwipe. The acquisition will strengthen ITW's product offering of contamination control supplies....Plassein Packaging Corp. (Willington, CT; www.plassein.com) has officially changed its name to Plassein International to better represent its focus on merchandising and performance engineering solutions for specialty film applications....AST Products Inc. (Billerica, MA; www.astp.com) has signed a joint venture agreement with Hunter Urology Ltd. (Devon, UK) under which Hunter will manufacture and sell products for intermittent self-catheterization. Part of the agreement includes an exclusive licensing arrangement for urinary ISC catheters to be coated with AST's hydrophilic, lubricious, and antimicrobial coating.

Katherine Sweeny

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