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DuPont Packaging Graphics and Aerospace Huayang sign strategic alliance

DuPont Packaging Graphics recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Xi’an Aerospace Huayang Printing and Packaging Machinery Co. Ltd., aimed at promoting flexography in the printing and packaging market in China.
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DuPont Packaging announces call for entries for 22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

Seeking breakthroughs in packaging innovation, sustainability and waste/cost reduction, DuPont Packaging announced the call for entries in the 22nd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the industry’s longest running, independently-judged competition. The deadline for entries is Feb. 12, 2010.
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NYCOA® Names New President and CEO

Gregory J. Biederman has been named President and CEO of Nylon Corporation of America (NYCOA).
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Companies

Pro Mach, Inc.’s ID Technology division has acquired The Glennon Group, a provider of labeling, marking, and packaging systems and services throughout the Midwest.
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Companies

Weber Marking Systems announced that its subsidiary company, Tape & Label Engineering, will be consolidated as a Weber label manufacturing facility.
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Companies

Sonoco is manufacturing self-heating containers at a plant in Wausau, WI. Sun Chemical has formed Sun Chemical Security, a new global business unit that will provide a wide range of products used to print packages that incorporate security measures.
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Sustainable packaging coalition forms

In November, a group of two dozen packaging professionals from companies such as Coca-Cola, Estée Lauder/Aveda, Masterfoods, Nike, PepsiCo, Starbucks, and Unilever agreed to form the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.
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P&G, Wal-Mart on CorrExpo program

When merchandising executives from top retailers speak, packaging people tend to listen.
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Achievements

Setco (Anaheim, CA) was recognized by Weider Nutrition Intl. as its winner of the 2001 Packaging Supplier of the Year.
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Web Plus: Sites

New or enhanced Web sites
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Companies

–Rohm and Haas Co. (Philadelphia, PA) has started production of adhesives for the Latin American Region at its new Brazilian adhesives plant in Jacare’.
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Companies

–Flexicon Corp. (Bethlehem, PA) relocated into its new 90ꯠ sq’ mfg. facility and world headquarters.
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Companies

–Lansmont Corp. (Monterey, CA) opened its new Lansmont Technical Services Center in Irvine, CA, for product and package testing, field measurements, consulting, and education.
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Companies

–Cargill Dow LLC (Minneapolis, MN) opened a global-scale mfg. facility to make its commercial-grade plastic resins from annually renewable resources.
Hershey Foods (Hershey, PA) hired James D. George to the position of director of packaging.
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People

–Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL) has named Alex Piagnarelli director of sales and marketing. –Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) appointed Martin Prakken, Bruce Larson, and James Anderson to 4-year terms on its board of directors.
Clariant Masterbatches (Charlotte, NC)
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Industry watch: Companies

—BluePrint Automation B.V. (Woerden, the Netherlands), with U.S. operations headquartered in Colonial Heights, VA, held an open house at its Woerden facility as a way to introduce its latest innovations in end-of-line packaging automation.
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Achievements

Arlington Press Pharmaceutical Packaging (Schaumburg, IL), a wholly owned business unit of Impaxx, Inc., has been certified by AstraZeneca to deliver products to its Westborough, MA, facility without incoming inspections.
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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Achievements

Westvaco (New York, NY) has received the wildlife stewardship and forest management awards which are presented annually by the American Forest and Paper Assn.
Bob Wyatt (left) of DuPont Cyrel accepts the 2000 Technological Innovator of the Year award from Randy Stober, FPPA Awards Judgi
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Achievements

SKC, Inc. (Seoul, South Korea) celebrated the grand opening of its polyester film mfg. plant in Covington, GA, with an open house ceremony attended by Gov.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sidel (La Havre, France) has acquired Norden Pac (Kalmar, Sweden).—Pinnacle Automation (St. Louis, MO) has been acquired by FKI plc (Loughborough, U.K.).—Amcor Twinpak North America (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has reached an agreement to acquire a majority interest in Stevens Flexible Packaging, Inc.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Packaging Concepts + Design (Madison Heights, MI) was recognized by Johnson Controls Corp. for its outstanding performance in 1999 and was awarded the North American Supplier Leadership bronze award.—Sertapak Group (Woodstock, Ontario, Canada) received ISTA Certification for its testing laboratory facility.—Industry Week magazine has named Multisorb (West Seneca, NY) as one of the IW Growing Companies 25: America’s Most Successful Small Manufacturers for 1999.
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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

In order to improve profitability, DuPont (Wilmington, DE) will streamline and restructure its polyester enterprise. Businesses included are DuPont Dacron®, DuPont Polyester Films and DuPont Polyester Resins & Intermediates.
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Supplier news: International agreements

DuPont's Qualicon(TM) Inc. (Wilmington, DE) business unit and Institut Pasteur de Lille (Paris, France).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE): Velda Jones-Potter, mgr., national sales of Clysar® shrink film; Sandra S. Van Wormer, vp, Clysar® shrink films business.
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Supplier news: International agreements

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) and Teijin Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) have signed a letter of intent to form a 50/50 global joint venture to produce and sell PET and PEN polyester film.
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Supplier news: Achievements

TAPPI'S polymers, laminations & coatings div. has recognized three individuals with awards: Thomas I. Butler of Dow Chemical Co. received the 1998 Leadership & Service Award and Andreas Ahlbrandt Prize; George E.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has begun production of its Clysar® LLDPE shrink film at the company's LeTrait, France plant, making it DuPont's first PE-based shrink film line ouside of the U.S.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE): Barry Zias, technical services mgr.; Chris Laibe, sales and marketing mgr., Europe; Jeff Nichol, product and mfg.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) authorized a $40 million project to increase its Nucrel® brand eth-ylene/acid copolymer mfg. capacity at its site in Victoria, TX; it also started up new polymer modifying equipment at its mfg.
An extranet allows converters to better manage their orders and inventory at DuPont Polyester
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Using extranets for better materials management

Seeing potential in the Web for more than just distributing "brochureware," some companies in the packaging community have begun to use Web-based "extranets" to streamline the supplier-customer work flow.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

DuPont Polyester (Wilmington, DE): Craig F. Binetti, vp/general mgr., Resins and Intermediates; Francine P. Cheeseman, vp/general mgr., Films.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) has completed the purchase of ICI's (London, U.K.) polyester film businesses worldwide.
Thanks to a coextruded peelable sealant film laminated to the base substrate of medical device packages that undergo EtO sterili
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Technical achievements shine among FPA winners

A foil-based barrier bag for industrial applications, a multilayer structure for hermetic sealing of silicone gasket strips, and a coextruded sealant film all snare FPA awards.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (Wilmington, DE): Sandra Van Wormer, business mgr., Clysar shrink films; Stacey Burr, Clysar North American sales mgr.
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Supplier news: Achievements

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (Wilmington, DE) donated $250ꯠ to Clemson University for a new packaging evaluation laboratory.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE): Jerome M. Smith, vp, general mgr., Packaging and Industrial Polymers.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) will invest $500 million in its ethylene copolymers business, resulting in a 25% expansion in manufacturing capabilities.
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Supplier news: International agreements

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (Wilmington, DE) will invest more than $15 million at its DuPont Packaging France S.A. shrink film production facility in Le Trait, France.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) is investing more than $100 million in Europe, Asia and the U.S. to meet the increasing demand for Mylar® polyester film and to support new applications.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

DuPont (Wilming-ton, DE) and ResourceNet Intl. (Covington, KY) announced an alliance that will make DuPont's Clysar shrink film available through ResourceNet's nationwide distribution network.
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Supplier news: Achievements

DuPont Co.'s (Wilmington, DE) Clysar shrink film plant in Clinton, IA, received the Certified Preferred Supplier status from 3M's Audio Video Products div.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

DuPont Co. (Wilmington, DE) will increase capacity for its "Clysar" shrink film business with a 16ꯠ-sq-ft expansion at its Clinton, IA, facility.