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INDUSTRY WATCH

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Industry Watch

COMPANIES:Hassia USA combined all of its sales and service organizations under the new corporate name, IWKA Packaging USA.
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Industry Watch

Companies:Payne has established a second print operation at its plant in Richmond, VA.
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New or Enhanced Web Sites

Shorewood Packaging, a business of International Paper's Consumer Packaging Groupwww.shorewoodpackaging.comThis new site makes it easier for customers to find information important to their businesses.
Simon Wheatley
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People

Bradman Lake Group appointed Simon Wheatley chief executive officer.
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Companies

Leister Process Technologies, Sarnen, Switzerland, formed a new master distribution network for the United States. The U.S. market will be serviced by the following factory-trained sales and service centers: Assembly Supplies Co., western region; Heely-Brown Co., southeast region; Hy-Tech Products, midwest; and Malcom Co., northeast region.
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Embedded RFID

Should consumer packaged goods companies consider using packaging materials with RFID tags built in?
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Closing the communications gap (sidebar)

Brian Wagner, vice president and chief operations officer at Packaging & Technology Integrated Solutions, notes an underlying communications problem that has helped create a gap between what consumers and retailers want from packaging and what consumer goods companies and their paperboard packaging suppliers are offering.
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Companies

International Paper launched a new business unit, Global Custom Services, that will manage the packaging supply chain for its customers.
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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People

Safeline Inc. (Tampa, FL) appointed George Louli (above) as director of marketing.
Unprinted PVC film unwinds upward to a film former just above a conveyor that moves two cartons at a time into the film in this
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Secondary packaging is primary for ARI

Side-seal horizontal wrappers and PVC film help contract packager ARI thrive by meeting the secondary packaging needs of its customers, which include many of the nation’s largest consumer products companies.See in-plant video
Kodak yellow is a strong visual brand identifier for the individual multipacks it sells to club stores (left) and in creating di
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Effective packaging for club stores

New materials, new configurations, and new graphics are all available to companies who want to sell into club stores.
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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P&G, Wal-Mart on CorrExpo program

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

International Paper (Purchase, NY) has donated $100ꯠ to the new Paper Industry Intl. Hall of Fame in Appleton, WI.
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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.
Creative Packaging Corp. accepts the McKesson Supplier Certification Award: (from left) Tom Wilcox, Wade Utsunomiya, Jerry Somme
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Achievements

Petroleum Packaging Council (Chicago, IL) will fund university scholarships to junior and senior packaging science students at Clemson University, Michigan State University and California Polytechnic State University.
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Achievements

Weyerhaeuser Co. (Federal Way, WA) celebrated its 100th anniversary on Jan. 18.—Rockwell Automation’s (Greenville, SC) distribution facility in Crossville, TN, was presented with a Supplier Quality Award from Motion Industries.—The foodservice business of International Paper (Memphis, TN) has formed a partnership with Clemson University to help train students in the field of digital design.—ISO 9001 certification: Fujioka Newlong Industrial Co.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

UCB Films (Wigton, Cumbria, England) will invest $50 million throughout the next year to increase its production capacity for specialty coated films.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Multivac (Kansas City, MO): Michel L. Defenbau, CEO, Multivac North and Central America.—Klöckner Medipak (Clearwater, FL): Dirk Briskorn, president; Bill Whitesel, vp of operations; Paul Williams, vp, sales, marketing and service.—Slautterback Corp.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL), for its Schaumburg, IL, Atlanta-East, Mishawaka, IN, and Milpitas, CA, flexible and corrugated plants; QPF LLC (Streamwood, IL); International Paper (Purchase, NY), for its Fond du Lac, WI, container plant; Collamat Stralfors AG (Basel, Switzerland); Fanuc Robotics North America, Inc.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

International Paper (Purchase, NY) has combined three of its specialty papers divisions into one, creating the new Industrial Papers Business (Kaukauna, WI).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Fletcher Challenge Forests (Auckland, New Zealand), International Paper (Purchase, NY), Monsanto Co. (St. Louis, MO) and Westvaco Corp. (New York, NY) will form a forestry biotechnology joint venture to produce and market tree seedlings that will improve forest health and productivity.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Caraustar Industries, Inc. (Austell, GA) has entered into a definitive agreement with International Paper Co. (Memphis, TN) to acquire its recycled boxboard mill located in Sprague, CT.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

International Paper's (Memphis, TN) Consumer Packaging Business has refocused two of its businesses. The company's new Retail Packaging Business (formerly the Folding Carton Div.) and Beverage Packaging Business (formerly the Liquid Packaging Div.) each will focus on the needs of packaging customers and their markets.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Hugh J. Chisholm, founder of International Paper and the Oxford Paper Co., received the posthumous honor of induction into the Paper Industry Intl.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

International Paper (Purchase, NY) has created a new foodservice packaging business for cups, lids, bags, plates, cartons, trays and containers.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

International Paper (Purchase, NY) has reached a definitive agreement with Mead Corp. to combine the two companies' distribution businesses, xpedx (Covington, KY) and Zellerbach (Miamisburg, OH).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Mail-Well Inc. (Englewood, CO) has agreed to purchase International Paper Co.'s (Purchase, NY) label div. in Bowling Green, KY.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

International Paper Co. (Purchase, NY) will purchase Weston Paper & Manufacturing Co. (Terre Haute, IN).
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Supplier news: Achievements

International Paper Co. (Purchase, NY) celebrated its 100th anniversary with ceremonies at one of its original paper mills in Corinth, NY.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

International Paper (Purchase, NY) has created a Pressure Sensitive Papers Div., located in De Pere, WI, which brings together the manufacturing, converting and technical resources of the Nicolet, Thilmany and International Paper businesses.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (N. Kingstown, RI) for its Lumirror Div.; Sonoco Industrial Container Division's (Marietta, GA) fiber drum production plant; Atlantis Plastics, Inc.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): Philip Carlino, mgr., recycled sales and mktg.; Brian Dufour, technical dir., new product development.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: International Paper's (Purchase, NY) Moss Point, MI, bleached board mill; Paragon Plastics (Union, SC); Primex Plastics' (Richmond, IN) two thermoplastic sheet extrusion plants.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper's (Purchase, NY) bleached board division: Angela Medico, mgr., North American sales; William Donahue, mgr., intl.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: International Paper's (Purchase, NY) Kaukauna, WI, integrated paper mill and converting plant; Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

International Paper (Purchase, NY) and Federal Paper Board (Montvale, NJ) have merged.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

International Paper (Purchase, NY) has announced construction of a 120ꯠ-sq-ft manufacturing and engineering unit near Cincinnati, OH.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): W. Michael Amick, executive vp, Forest products and industrial pkg.
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Supplier news: Achievements

International Paper (Purchase, NY) president and COO John T. Dillon has been named chairman of the board of directors of The National Council on Economic Education.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): David W. Oskin, executive vp for consumer pkg. and specialty industrial products.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

International Paper's (Purchase, NY) Akrosil div. acquired Adeptech.
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Supplier news: Achievements

International Paper (Purchase, NY) and KCSA Public Relations (New York) have been awarded the 1995 Big Apple Award from the Public Relations Society of America.
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Supplier news: International agreements

International Paper (Purchase, NY) has announced the formation of International Paper de Argentina.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: International Paper's (Purchase, NY) container plant in Bay Minette, AL; Georgia-Pacific's (Atlanta, GA) Owosso, MI, plant; Techform Inc.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

International Paper's (Purchase, NY) Akrosil div. began a multiphase expansion program that will double silicone-coated paper and film output.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper, (Purchase, NY): R. Michael Ross, general mgr., container div.; Bennie R. Smith, general mgr., containerboard and kraft div.
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Supplier news: Achievements

John A. Georges, chairman and CEO of International Paper (Purchase, NY) won a silver award in Financial World's CEO of the Year Competition.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): Tom Gestrich, vp bleached board div.; Scott Murchison, mgr. sales and mktg.; Ken Krieg, North American sales mgr.; Jim Phelan, mgr., intl.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): Gerald Marterer, president of Intl. Paper Asia.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

International Paper (Purchase, NY) has converted its Oswego, N.Y. mill, which previously made office copy paper, to linerboard production.