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LIVE FROM MD&M WEST: Minntech employs Eastman Tritan in renal market

The first acute renal care market manufacturer to utilize Eastman Chemical Co.’s (www.eastman.com/tritan) Tritan™ copolyester, the Therapeutic Technologies Group of Minntech Corp., a Cantel Medical company, is developing the first renal system applications made with Tritan--Hemocor HPH® Hemoconcentrators and Renaflo® II Hemofilters.
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Companies:Siko Products, Inc. announced that all Siko product lines would meet the European Union directive RoHS 2002/95/EG as of July 1.
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Companies:Pro Mach, Inc. has acquired Allpax Products, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of sterilization, material handling and automated controls systems for food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.  The acquisition will add retort and sterilization capabilities to Pro Mach's diverse portfolio of packaging equipment solutions.
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Clarity, gloss help India cosmetics brand bloom

The cosmetics industry is growing rapidly in India, and cosmetics companies in that country are beginning to grasp the importance that visual clarity and gloss play in package design.
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Hartness Intl.
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New, or enhanced Web sites

Applied Extrusion Technologies, Inc.
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PET bottle resin companies seek relief

An organization called the U.S. PET Resin Producers Coalition in late March filed petitions with the United States Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission requesting an investigation of unfair trade practices by PET resin producers in India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Taiwan.
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Companies

(Left to right) Baron Georges Jacobs, chairman of the executive committee of UCB Films PLC (Wigton, Cumbria, United Kingdom), William Lowther, dir.
In lieu of sending greeting cards, Edelstein Diversified Co. Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has made a holiday donation to The
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Achievements

The Folding Carton Div. of Green Bay Packaging Inc. (Green Bay, WI) has achieved more than 7 years without a lost- time injury. —Plastic Suppliers, Inc.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

SWF Companies (Sanger, CA) has acquired Salwasser Mfg. Co., Inc. (Reedley, CA).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Videojet Systems Intl., Inc. (Wood Dale, IL) has changed its name to Marconi Data Systems Inc. The name change supports the recent rebranding of Videojet’s parent group from GEC to Marconi plc.—Power Packaging (St.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Westvaco Corp. (New York, NY) has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Mebane Packaging Group, Inc. (Mebane, NC). —TricorBraun (St.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

UCB Films Inc. (Smyrna, GA): Andy Newman, president.—AGR Intl., Inc. (Butler, PA): Henry Dimmick, Jr., CEO; Robert Cowden, vp, sales and service.—American National Can Group, Inc.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) has opened a state-of-the-art Customer Solutions Center in Longview, TX.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN): T.A. Smith, vp, gen. mgr., Container Plastics Business.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN): Thomas J. Stevens, business unit director, container plastic business, North America; Murray R. Deal, business unit manager, container plastic business, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Accu-Sort Systems (Telford, PA) and Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) have entered into a worldwide licensing agreement whereby Accu-Sort will manufacture and market scanners for use with Eastman's NIRF inks.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Eastman Chemical Espana S.A. (Cadiz, Spain) is building a CDHM manufacturing plant, with a 27ꯠ metric ton capacity, next to its Estapak polymers plant.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) opened an office in Guangzhou, China, its third in that country.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) won an award for significant technology in the 1996 R&D 100 awards competition.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) is among the world's 100 best-managed companies according to a recent Industry Week report.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, TN), has merged its Specialty Packaging Plastics and Performance Plastics businesses to create Specialty Plastics.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN): Dr. James L. Chitwood, president, Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.
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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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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) opened its first Latin American Eastapak PET plant in Cosoleacaque, Veracruz, Mexico; Eastman broke ground for another Eastapak PET plant in Zarate, Argentina; it will also build a new plant in Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to produce PET for containers and PTA, a raw material used to produce PET.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

H.B. Fuller Co. (St. Paul, MN) has purchased the adhesives business of Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) is building a new plant located northeast of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

H. B. Fuller Co. (St. Paul, MN) intends to purchase the adhesives business of Eastman Chemical Co.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) will build a PET bottle resin plant near Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Earnest W. Deavenport, Jr., chairman and CEO of Eastman Chemical Co., was recognized by The Chemical Management & Resources Assn. with its Award for Executive Excellence.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) is expected to add 200 million lbs per year of ethylene capacity and 60 million lbs of propylene capacity by mid-year '97 at its Longview, TX, facility.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) is planning to build a polyester copolymer plant with about 30ꯠ metric tons annual capacity in Kuantan, Malaysia; Eastman will build a 120ꯠ-metric-ton PET plant at San Roque, Spain.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) plans to announce the location of a PET manufacturing plant in Latin America.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) plans to increase its production capacity for PEN to 22 million pounds during the second half of 1995.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, Tenn) sold its polypropylene business to Huntsman Chemical (Salt Lake City, UT).