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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
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Industry watch

 
Clemson students check for pouch leaks on this integrity tester.
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Clemson links students to 'real-world' packaging

Co-ops with packaging companies, on-site materials research, and ongoing communication with faculty and business professionals help Clemson packaging students ‘hit the ground running.’
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Highest Achievements
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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.
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Label copy a charged issue for irradiated beef

Beef processors and food companies can be excused for thinking the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final approval of irradiation on raw red meat products is a bit undercooked.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Kenneth S. Marsh was named the first holder of the Cryovac Trustees Chair in Packaging Science at Clemson University.
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USDA/FDA wrap new demands around meat, poultry packaging

No longer will food companies accept self-certification from vendors. In fact, some new packaging has already been pulled from the market.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Grace Packaging (Boca Raton, FL) is restructuring from a regional management focus to a global organization, which includes moving its headquarters to its Cryovac facilities at P.O.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) distributor Adpak Machinery Systems Ltd. (Nelson, Lancashire, England) has been appointed the U.K. agent for Ulma (Onati, Spain).
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Supplier news: Achievements

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) received the Supplier of the Year award from E. D. Smith & Sons, Ltd., Winona, Ontario, Canada.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Cryovac (Duncan, SC): Len Byrne, president; William Sturgis, executive vp; Fred Lempereur, executive vp; Al Weinberg, vp, global R&D.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Cryovac Div. of W.R. Grace & Co. (Duncan, SC) is investing $5 million to boost production of HS 3000 film at its Simpsonville, SC, plant.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) will construct a $50-million plant at Seneca, SC, to produce breathable films and bags for fresh produce.
When the package emerges from the shrink tunnel, the clear glossy film is wrapped tightly around the box to provide a barrier to
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Microsoft says 'No!' to automation

World's largest software producer says "Yes" to more people involvement in packaging its leading software programs. The result is higher productivity and better looking packages.
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Supplier news: International agreements

The Food Processing Ma- chinery & Supplies Assn. (Alexandria, VA) and Cryovac (Duncan, SC) participated in the inaugural board meeting of the U.S.-India Commercial Alliance hosted by U.S.