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Plastics interactive fax

BASF Corp. Plastic Materials (Mt. Olive, NJ) now offers an interactive fax-on-demand program. It allows callers to request listings of available documents or a specific document.
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Gas additive container

Plastic Bottle (Libertyville, IL) offers a 12-oz additive round made of HDPE for gasoline additive products. Bottle may be capped with either a standard 20/400 closure or a 21-mm snap-on cap.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Hoechst Celanese (Spartanburg, SC): Beth Calhoun, marketing mgr., North American PET packaging resins.
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Dry measuring container

Container Mfg.'s (Middlesex, NJ) dual-chamber measuring container is now available for dry products. The tip"N"pour container is a one-piece device that offers accurate dosing for most dry flowable products while eliminating the user from coming in direct contact with the product.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Riverwood Intl. (Atlanta, GA) is increasing its converting capacity by 40ꯠ tons per year by installing two new carton converting lines at its West Monroe, LA, carton plant; Riverwood plans to start up a new $23 million coating and additives facility at the same location.
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Roller coaster ride for recycled plastics, paper markets

As the buying habits of Procter & Gamble, Lever Brothers, Clorox and People's Republic of China go, so goes the U.S. market for recycled packaging materials. Recycling capacity and changes in feedstock play major roles, too.
Feature Article
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Lens tray is a software solution

Optical mirrors used in bar code scanners now move from fabrication to coating in PS trays designed with a big boost from a 3-D software package.
Feature Article
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Part 2How purchasing copes with higher prices (sidebar)

Purchasers skewer vendors with increasing prices
Materials Product Brief
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Color control

Gretag Color Control's (Chicopee, MA) software programs provide color control for the graphics industry. Ink Formulation allows new formulations of inks with scattering pigments used in flexographic and gravure printing.
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Octagonal container

Georgia-Pacific (Atlanta, GA) has introduced a modified octagonal container that is said to provide 40% performance improvement over traditional laminated containers while using 30% less material.

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