ITW, FRENCH COMPANY SIGN TECHNOLOGY PACT

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ITW Auto-Sleeve of Twinsburg, Ohio, has inked a technology agreement with Protection Decoration Conditionnement Europe of Montdidier, France, that allows Auto-Sleeve customers to license PDC's labeling equipment.

Auto-Sleeve, which extrudes polyethylene labels, also manufactures labeling equipment. The technology deal will open up new areas, such as bottling operations that need higher-speed equipment for labeling PET and high density PE bottles. Among PDC's newest generation of machines is a high-speed stretch labeler that can label 800 PET bottles per minute.

An operating unit of Illinois Tool Works Co., Auto-Sleeve's extruded PE label sales in North America are about $40 million.

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