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Supplier news: Achievements

Chevron Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) has placed first in Customer Satisfaction in the 1995 Mastio & Co. survey of the LDPE industry.
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For each machine, 34 separate temperature controllers
9;one for each cavity and two for the manifold
9;maintain precise temperat
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Some like it hot

Upstart cap molder Acadiana Plastics Manufacturing outfitted its injection molders with hot runner manifolds and a quick-change mold system for faster cycles, quick changeover and better quality PP caps.
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Snap-hinged closures

Zeller Plastik's (Libertyville, IL) new Zelsnap(TM) dispensing closures are suited for families of products, including honey, mustard, relishes and syrups, in that they help maintain a family look.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Lawson Mardon Packaging (Bristol, UK): Armin Weinhold, COO , Healthcare/Cosmetics Business Sector.
Suntory can now rely on Monotherm-blown bottles (right) as well as on bottles blown by means of other heat-set technologies (lef
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New blow-molding process for heat-set PET bottles

Monotherm technology produces PET bottles that can be filled at temperatures as high as 95°C. New Age beverages and returnable/refillable bottles are target applications.
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Multi-stacker for pouches

The new Model PL Champ Pivot Loader from Dyna-Pak (Kennewick, WA) features continuous, automatic multi-stack packing at rates to 100 packages/min.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Exel Logistics North America (Columbus, OH) has opened a 325ꯠ-sq-ft distribution center for Quantum Chemical in Gary, IN.
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Canadian/American aseptic PET bottling line has European roots

by Ben Miyares, editorial director, Packaging Strategies
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New rigid films

New films from American Mirrex (New Castle, DE) provide good clarity, as well as impact and chemical resistance, and strength and forming ease.
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Putting color additives onto labels

FDA wants processors and manufacturers of butter, cheese and ice cream to declare FD&C Yellow No. 6 by name in the ingredient list on labels of products containing this color additive.
The new inner cap for Maybelline lipsticks not packed in blister cards is a thermoforming and trimming achievement. This is espe
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Maybelline 'caps' thermoforming technology

High-cavity tooling and a unique tandem trim operation with special matched-metal cutting dies produce a new inner cover for lipsticks. Shrink label provides security for products sold without blister cards.
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Digital printing on demand

Indigo America (Woburn, MA) demonstrated for the first time in the U.S. its new Omnius(TM) One-Shot Color(TM) web-fed press for short-run, on-demand package printing.
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North Carolina nixes ADF for now

Consumers in North Carolina will not be faced with an advance disposal fee on most containers in the near future, but the idea isn't completely dead.
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Rep. Shays pressing FDA on indirect additives

FDA hopes new TOR policy will lead to quicker approval of packaging materials, and deflation of building political pressure.
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Bags use holograms to promote candy characters

"Sparkling hologram bags that practically glow on the shelf to catch shoppers' attention." That's how Brach & Brock Confections describes the packaging for its new Street Sharks Gummy Candies and Batman & Robin Fruit Snacks and Gummy Candy.
Steel-banded bales of separated recyclables are brought to this staging area prior to shipment to users of these recovered mater
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Waste not, want more

Laidlaw automates sorting of post-consumer recyclables at its Schaumburg, IL, material recovery facility. First-of-its-kind system separates plastics into four categories.
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Winners combine performance with appeal

In its annual effort to recognize innovative users of its OPP flexible packaging film and Label-Lyte® face stocks, Mobil Films Div. (Pittsford, NY) handed out two Golden Mummy and three Pyramid awards at Pac-Ex in Toronto this past September.
Updated graphics, sleeker contours and a wide base distinguish Hunt1s new blisters (above) from its original pack (right), which
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In the Hunt for higher output

To rejuvenate its old packaging, office supplies giant Hunt Manufacturing turns to one supplier for both a new package design and more productive machinery. The result is higher output with less labor.

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