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Companies

CCL Plastic Packaging (Los Angeles, CA) formed an alliance with Weener Plastik Packaging Group (Weener, Germany.) CCL will have exclusive license and distribution rights in the U.S.
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Huhtamaki plans to end JV with EarthShell

Huhtamaki, the Finland-based worldwide paper packaging company, says it has initiated procedures for ending its 1999 joint-venture with U.S.-based EarthShell Corp.. Huhtamaki had planned to manufacture and market biodegradable foodservice packaging in Europe and potentially in parts of Asia.
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Achievements

Nine of ExxonMobil’s (Houston, TX) facilities have been recognized by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program for excellent safety performance.
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Huhtamaki receives EPA award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 9 office selected Huhtamaki Americas’ packaging plant located in Los Angeles to receive its 2003 Environmental Achievement Award in recognition of its exceptional work and commitment to the environment.
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Relocations, expansions

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Waukegan, IL) has moved its headquarters to a new building located at 1081 Northpoint Boulevard, Waukegan, IL 60085; Phone: 847/596-9000, fax: 847/596-9001.
Watson Label Products (St. Louis, MO) has moved to its new location at 10616 Trenton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63132. Pictured from le
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Relocations, expansions

Tetra Pak (Lund, Sweden) will sell its plastics activities in PET preform and stretch blow molding machines as part of the company’s revision of its plastics business strategy.
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International agreements

—Greif Bros. Corp. (Delaware, OH) has completed its purchase of the Van Leer Industrial packaging div. of Huhtamaki Van Leer Oyj (Espoo, Finland).
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International agreements

—Greif Bros. Corp. (Delaware, OH) has completed its purchase of the Van Leer Industrial packaging div. of Huhtamaki Van Leer Oyj (Espoo, Finland).
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International agreements

Amcor Twinpak-North America Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has signed an agreement with CNC Containers (Tumwater, WA) that gives Amcor a 100% equity position in CNC.
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International agreements

WCM-Beteiligungs und Grundbesitz AG (Frankfurt, Germany) has acquired 40% of the outstanding shares of Klöckner-Werke AG (Duisburg, Germany).
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Appointments, promotions

SIG Combibloc Inc. (Columbus, OH): Terry V. Derrico, president, CEO. Gulf States Paper Corp. (Tuscaloosa, AL): Michael E.
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International agreements

IWK Packaging Inc. (Karlsruhe, Germany) and R.A. Jones & Co. Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) are joining in an effort to expand globalization.
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International agreements

Polarcup EarthShell, a joint venture between Huhtamaki Van Leer (Espoo, Finland) and EarthShell Corp. (Annapolis Junction, MD), is adapting its new biodegradable material and foodservice packaging concepts to European market conditions; Illinois Tool Works (Glenview, IL) has acquired Huhtamaki Van Leer’s Valeron Strength Films mfg.
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International agreements

Huhtamaki Van Leer (Espoo, Finland) has signed a letter of intent for the acquisition of Packaging Resources Inc. (Lake Forest, IL).
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Spout pouch takes its stand

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Bell, a European food company, is packaging its new chicken and steak barbecue sauce products in an inverted stand-up pouch with a closure that acts as a base. Huhtamaki Van Leer Packaging Worldwide (Germany) converts the pouch material.
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International agreements

SIG Swiss Industrial Co. Holding Ltd. (Neuhausen Rhine Falls, Switzerland) has acquired Krupp Kunststofftechnik (Essen, Germany), renaming it SIG Plastics Div.
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ITW completes Valéron acquisitions

Illinois Tool Works completes the acquisition of Huhtamaki Van Leer’s (Finland) two Valéron Strength Film manufacturing facilities in Essen, Belgium and Houston, TX.
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International agreements

UPM-Kymmene Corp. (Helsinki, Finland) and Champion Intl. Corp. (Stamford, CT) have approved a definitive merger agreement that would create a global paper and forest products co.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Huhtamaki Co., Inc. (DeSoto, KS) by December will consolidate its Pleasant Prairie, WI, packaging operations into the co.'s DeSoto, KS, facility.
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Paperboard rounds serve refrigerated pancakes

Spotted at WestPack in September was a colorful round paperboard container that holds six ready-to-eat pancakes introduced earlier this year by Spartan Foods of America, Spartanburg, SC.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Huhtamaki Oy (Finland) plans to acquire Sealright Co. (Desoto, KS).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki (DeSoto, KS): Mark E. Dowey, vp, dairy sales; Michael L. Lappa, vp, Huhtamaki Intl.
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'Alternative' packs milk sales

In an effort to recapture market share lost to rival beverages, milk processors are turning to more contemporary containers-with strong sales results.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki (DeSoto, KS): Mark E. Dowey, vp, dairy sales.
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Rounding out paperboard packages to set them apart

When product/packaging development teams turn to the subject of paperboard carton structures, the discussion is generally pretty "boxy." How long, wide and deep must the carton be to hold the product?
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Emballage unfolds in Paris

Emballage 96, the 32nd International Packaging Exhibition in Paris, France, runs Tuesday, November 12, through Saturday, November 16, at Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki Co., Inc. (Overland Park, KS): Lawrence D. Boyle, head of North American sales.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki Co., Inc. (Overland Park, KS): Charles F. Marcy, president and chief executive officer.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 registration: Huhtamaki Co. Inc.'s (Overland Park, KS) Akron, OH, flexible packaging facility.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki Co. Inc. (Overland Park, KS): Kirk W. Klemme, dir., product development and technical services; Shawn Nicholas, mgr., process improvement for the Rigid Group.
Flat blanks fed from a magazine are pressed around a forming mandrel to produce the desired oval shape
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Obie's oval

This cookie mix marketer needed a paperboard container with a small footprint yet all the shelf impact of a round canister. An unusual oval was the answer.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki Co. Inc. (Overland Park, KS): James A. Stajkowski, central div. manufacturing mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki Co., Inc. (Overland Park, KS): Patrick Neubauer, plant mgr., Huhtamaki of Australia.