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BASF produces Styrolux at new Mexican facility

BASF’s Altamira, Mexico, facility began production of Styrolux® styrene-butadiene copolymers, a line of injection molding and extrusion thermoplastic resins.
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Recent enviro-packaging developments

This is a list of recent commercial developments in environmental packaging. This is expanded listing that contains items not published in the print magazine.
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Cradle-to-cradle: the next packaging paradigm?

From the archives: An architect and a chemist make a compelling business argument for ecologically “intelligent” packaging that’s also good for the bottom line.
Last month, Tetra Pak (Lund, Sweden) invited members of the international trade press to its 50th anniversary held at its facili
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Companies

LMC Intl. (Elmhurst, IL) and Dhiman Industries (Punjab, India) formed a strategic marketing agreement for the sales and service of Dhiman confectionery packaging machines in North America.
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Notable web sites

Application Service Providers: InterchangeDigital (www.interchangedigital.com) offers Satellite™ 1.0 that gives users the power to access, manage, and unite digital assets from anywhere in the world via an Internet Web browser.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Interfilm Holdings, Inc. (Piedmont, SC) has signed a distribution agreement with the Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) to be a distributor of Opticite polystyrene label films.
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Relocations, expansions

Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) has opened a robotic system testing center at its headquarters.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

—Impaxx Labels (Schaumburg, IL) has combined its businesses, including Trine Labelling Systems, Label-Aire Inc., and CSA Machine Systems into a focused group to offer packagers a single source for labeling equipment.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

—Impaxx Labels (Schaumburg, IL) has combined its businesses, including Trine Labelling Systems, Label-Aire Inc., and CMS Machine Systems into a focused group to offer packagers a single source for labeling equipment.
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Converting technologies into solutions

CMM’s 13th biennial exposition in April plans to offer answers for converting and package printing industries, through what it calls its most comprehensive educational program ever.
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Relocations, expansions

Mitsubishi Polyester Film (Greer, SC) will increase its capacity by more than 20ꯠ tons at the Greer facility by 2003.—Pester USA (Allendale, NJ) has doubled the size of its facility and staff by relocating to 7 Pearl Ct., Allendale, NJ 07401; phone: 201/327-7009, fax: 201/327-7824.—Spear Inc.
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Supplier news: International agreements

DSM Performance Polymers (Sittard, the Netherlands) has been renamed DSM Polypropylenes and will sell its ABS business, including the trade names Ronfalin® and Stapron® N, to BASF Corp.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Polymerland, Inc. (Huntersville, NC) and BASF (Mount Olive, NJ) have announced a distribution alliance in which Polymerland will distribute BASF PS materials.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

BASF (Mount Olive, NJ): John J. Kline, group vp and Kevin McQuade, director of mktg. & sales, for the PS business.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BASF Plastics (Mt. Olive, NJ) has doubled its production of Nylon 6 engineering resins at its Freeport, TX, plant by expanding by 70 million lb/yr.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BASF Corp. (Mount Olive, NJ) has closed its 80 million lb/yr PS manufacturing facility in Holyoke, MA, and will accelerate the closing of its 75 million lb/yr PS plant in Santa Ana, CA, originally scheduled to close by late 1998.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BASF Corp. (Mount Olive, NJ) has started up its new PS plant, with a production capacity of 315 million lb/yr, in Altamira, Mexico.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Tuscarora Inc. (New Brighton, PA) acquired EPS (Moulders) Ltd. (Livingston, Scotland), a manufacturer of custom molded EPS. Tuscarora has also announced an agreement with BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) to conduct a joint feasibility study into the development of the EPS molding business in Brazil.
The PS resin used for Wilkinson?s DeltaPak, shown here in the trim press, has a modifier that gives the container just the right
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Food retailers like OPS tub for in-store applications

Wilkinson extrudes and thermoforms a two-piece tub with a snap-fit seal that keeps food fresh. Resin consistency and the right copolymer modifier help a lot.
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Pack Expo Plus: Seminars, conferences and allied shows

High-tech packaging solutions, new resin technologies, healthcare packaging, and better sealing technologies are just a few of the areas covered in conferences and seminars during Pack Expo week.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BASF Corp. (Mount Olive, NJ) is building a 240-million-lb/yr high-impact PS production line at its Joliet, IL, plant, to be completed in 1998.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: ITW Angleboard's (Glenview, IL) Loveland, OH, plant; Jefferson Smurfit's (St. Louis, MO) Corona, CA, Boston, MA, and Shelby, NC, container plants, as well as its Ft.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BASF Corp. Plastic Materials (Mt. Olive, NJ) plans a 70-million lb/yr expansion for its Freeport, TX, nylon 6 engineering resin plant.
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METPACK to 'shape' can packaging

Bigger and more important than three years ago, the Essen, Germany, trade fair includes 150 exhibitors and a full conference program, right before interpack 96.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BASF Corp. (Mount Olive, NJ) has expanded low-residual, high-heat crystal polystyrene resin capacity at its Joliet, IL, plant by 40 million lb/yr.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Bemis Co.'s Pepperell, MA. plant; Jefferson Smurfit Corp's Anderson, IN, container plant; Rex-Rosenlew Intl. Inc.
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Supplier news: Achievements

BASF Corp. Plastic Material business group (Parsippany, NJ) has received ISO 9002 certification for its Parsippany and Wyandotte, MI, facilities.