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Update on regulatory approvals

In August 2009, Amcor announced that it had made a binding offer to acquire certain parts of the operations of Alcan packaging.
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A sustainability toolkit to engage Alcan Packaging employees

Alcan Packaging - a business unit of Rio Tinto - recently launched the Alcan Packaging Sustainability Toolkit to provide all employees with a better understanding of the businesses' philosophy and global approach to implementing its vision for sustainability.
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Alcan Packaging launches Sustainability Moments campaign

Alcan Packaging (www.alcanpackaging.com), a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan (www.riotintoalcan.com), launched its global Sustainability MomentsSM campaign to coincide with World Environment Day (June 5) celebrations.
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Alcan's Human Resources VP expands responsibilities to Global Pharma Packaging Division

Diane Frisch, currently Alcan’s vice president of Human Resources and Communications, Food Americas, has been named vice president of Human Resources and Communications, Food Americas, and vice president of Human Resources, Global Pharmaceutical Packaging.
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Alcan Medical Flexibles receives ISO certification

Alcan Packaging, a division of Rio Tinto Alcan, announces that its Medical Flexibles Americas Commerce, California and Marshall, North Carolina facilities have received the ISO 13485:2003 certification, a quality management standard for medical devices.
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Ilene Gordon appointed President of Alcan Global Packaging Group

Alcan has announced the appointment of Ilene Gordon as senior vp of Alcan Inc. and president and CEO of Alcan Packaging.
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Companies

R.A. Jones & Co. Inc.
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People

MRI Flexible Packaging hired Jim Mallon as vice president of sales and marketing.
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People

Bosch Rexroth’s, business unit, Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies, named Ken Gazda director of sales.
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Packagers emphasize environment and economics

Packaging professionals from Estée Lauder/Aveda, Hewlett-Packard, and Bacardi Bottling describe how their companies view packaging that is environmentally sustainable.
A stand-up pouch for refrigerated soup and a high-barrier material used primarily in industrial applications were named Highest
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FPA recognizes flexible achievements

A stand-up pouch for refrigerated soup and a high-barrier material used primarily in industrial applications were named Highest Achievement Award Winners by the Flexible Packaging Assn.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Having signed a definitive three-way merger agreement in September, algroup (Zrich, Switzerland), Pechiney (Paris, France) and Alcan (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) recently announced the proposed organization and management team of the combined group, temporarily referred to as A.P.A.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Alsuisse Lonza Group Ltd. (Zrich, Switzerland) will propose to its shareholders to demerge its chemical and energy activities and to integrate the remaining aluminum and packaging businesses into a three-way merger with Alcan (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) and Pechiney (Paris, France).
Tenneco?s Dana Mead addresses The Aluminum Association?s annual meeting
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People, not technology, will drive global business

Like it or not--in fact, intentionally or not--virtually all U.S. businesses are already participating in the global marketplace, and the choice is not "whether" but "how well." So said Dana Mead, president of Pactiv, in remarks to The Aluminum Association's annual meeting last fall.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Lawson Mardon (Zurich, Switzerland): David Pastrich, vp, gen. mgr., roll-fed label sector.
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Lawson Mardon Packaging Services Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland) has announced it will expand its Salterbeck, Workington, U.K., operations by 32ꯠ sq'.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Lawson Mardon Packaging (Zurich, Switzerland) has a new company logo.
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Alusuisse-Lonza Holding Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland) has announced the sale of Lawson Mardon Picopac Ltd. (Birmingham, U.K.) to Capital Industries PLC (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, U.K.).
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Lawson Mardon Packaging North America (Northbrook, IL): Timothy W. Morris, business unit mgr., specialty products/high-performance packaging.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Lawson Mardon Packaging USA Inc. (Northbrook, IL) moved its headquarters to 707 Skokie Blvd., Ste. 350, Northbrook, IL 60062; phone: 847/498-7600, fax: 847/498-7630.
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Lawson Mardon Packaging, Inc. (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada): Peter Mathias, COO.
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Lawson Mardon Packaging Inc. (Boulogne, France) will sell its Lawson Mardon Reliance operation to a newly formed company, Reliance Products Ltd. Partnership (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Lawson Mardon Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has closed its Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, label production site, consolidating West Coast label production into its Sparks, NV, facility.
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Lawson Mardon Packaging (Bristol, UK): Armin Weinhold, COO , Healthcare/Cosmetics Business Sector.
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Lawson Mardon Packaging (Clifton Down, Bristol, UK): Henk van de Meent, head of the packaging div.
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Lawson Mardon Flexible and Lawson Mardon Smith Brothers with be merged into a new company called Lawson Mardon Packaging-Flexibles (Bristol, England).
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Arco Chemical Co.'s (Newtown Square, PA) Painesville, OH, plant; Jefferson Smurfit Co.'s (St. Louis, MO) Fernandina Beach, FL, containerboard mill; Lawson Mardon Flexible, Inc.
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Lawson Mardon Packaging (Clifton Down, Bristol, UK): Ian Gunn, UK managing dir., food flexibles.
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Lawson Mardon Packaging Inc. (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has acquired total control of folding carton supplier Lawson Margo Packaging Corp.
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Beckett Technologies Corp. (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) will purchase equipment, technology, and patents for Alcan's Micro-Match® technology.
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Lawson Mardon Packaging (London, England) is relocating its Pharmaflex division to Cramlington, Northumberland, England.