Orange Research releases catalog; Parker Hannifin Acquires Kay Pneumatics Ltd.; Bacou-Dalloz changes its name to Sperian Protection.  

Milford, Conn.-basedOrange Researchreleased a catalog with specifications and photographs of its line of differential pressure instruments, flowmeters and liquid level switches. It can be downloaded at

Kay Pneumatics Ltd., a Milton Keynes, UK-based manufacturer of pneumatic valves, cylinders and precision electro-pneumatic control system known as KV Automation, has been acquired by Cleveland-basedParker Hannifin Corp.KV Automation will operate within Parker’s Automation Group. The company will continue to leverage its rapid-prototyping capability to design and manufacture fully integrated electro-pneumatic and electro-fluidic system solutions for customer-specific applications.

Smithfield, R.I.-basedBacou-Dallozhas changed its name toSperian Protection. Bacou-Dalloz Group is the result of a merger betweenGroupe BacouandChristian Dollozin 2001. The company hopes the new name will become a unifying identity brand for many of its product categories.