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Packagers gain price cuts for recycled materials

Buyers of recycled plastics are seeing easing of prices, except for HDPE. Recycled paper prices have precipitously dropped as European economies stagnate.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Dow Chemical (Midland, MI) is building a $12 million center for R&D, marketing and business personnel for its films and foams businesses.
Shown are several of Swift?s Armour? marinated pork chop varieties. Chops are spaced about 1? apart within a multi-layer tray p
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Skin packs serve up Swift's pork chops

A multilayer film coextrusion combined with vacuum skin packaging machines help Swift gain a stronger presence in supermarkets with newer varieties of marinated pork chops.
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Trans-fat label flap

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a Washington, DC-based consumer group, believes the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should require food nutrition labels on packages to list the amount of trans-fat as well as saturated fat.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (Glenview, IL) has offered to buy Azon Ltd. (Melbourne, Australia), a maker of industrial packaging and garden products.
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Frozen produce marking proposal

The U.S. Customs Service has again proposed that country-of-origin must be marked on the front panel of frozen produce packages. A similar front-panel marking rule by the agency was declared null and void in 1994 by the Court of International Trade.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) acquired a machine vision pharmaceutical inspection product line from Oncoor, Inc. (Gaithersburg, MD).
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Clear surgical glove pouch carves out high-end niche

At a time when most surgical glove pouches consist of paper webs that are cold-sealed together, ECI Medical Technologies is positioning its product at the high end by introducing gloves in a clear film pouch that's printed gravure in two colors.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Chevron Chemical (Houston, TX): Ed J. Ueckert, national sales mgr., PE Molding Resins.
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Natrel nets 30-day shelf life

A 30-day shelf life for fresh refrigerated milk?
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Quantum Chemical Co. (Cincinnati, OH): William S. Hattori, mktg. mgr., color/compounds.
In the foreground are 12 freshly blown bottles waiting to be discharged by pickoff-pins. Visible in the background are 12 prefor
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Modular molds add flexibility to bottle molding

Unique system makes it easier for packagers to have custom bottles injection/ blow molded even when the number of bottles needed is relatively low.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

ReedSpectrum (Holden, MA): Jack W. Haines, dir. of sales.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

NOVA Corp. (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) plans to purchase ARCO Chemical's (Newtown Square, PA) plastics business, including DYLITE® EPS and DYLARK® engineering resins product lines.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) will build a purified terephthalic acid and an isophthalic acid plant in Kingsport, TN.
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Pack/print/design books

Jelmar Publishing Co., Inc. (Plainview, NY) has released a new, free catalog that describes books available on packaging, package printing and package design.
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FDA proposes additional warning on some OTC drug labels

The Food & Drug Administration wants an additional warning on over-the-counter (OTC) drugs containing phenylpropanolamine (PPA), a common ingredient in weight control, cough-cold, allergy and nasal decongestant drugs.
Graphic Packaging?s new 10-station press (above) operates at speeds exceeding 1,000?/min. At a laminating station near the end o
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New press focuses on flexibility

Converter Graphic Packaging's Franklin, OH, plant is the first in the U.S. to use a new press that can print flexible packaging by gravure and flexography, and dry-bond laminate and apply cold-seal or hot melt wax-coat in-line. Kroger's coffee bags represent the first commercial application.

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