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Elected to four-year terms on the Board of Directors at the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute are (from left) John Raterman, vice president North American sales at Nordson Corp.; Glenn Siegele, president of Omega Design Corp.; Randy Spahr, vice president of Packaging Machines Intl.; and Andrew Zucaro, president of Azco Corp.
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Companies

Interfilm Holdings (Piedmont, SC) will begin slitting and distributing Cellophane™ films for certain narrow-web customers of UCB Films (Smyrna, GA) located primarily in North America.
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Companies

Rohm and Haas (Philadelphia, PA) is relocating its pilot coating and lamination equipment to a new facility at its Ringwood, IL mfg. facility.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

The Mead Corp. (Dayton, OH) and Westvaco Corp. (Stamford, CT) have agreed to create a global company involved in packaging, coated and specialty papers, consumer and office products, and specialty chemicals.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Impaxx (Schaumburg, IL) has purchased Pac-West Label and Graphics (Schaumburg, IL).
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

SWF Companies (Sanger, CA) has acquired Salwasser Mfg. Co., Inc. (Reedley, CA).
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Candy container for captured creatures

Amurol Confections had kid collectors in mind with its Bug City package, a polystyrene jar filled with 2.4 oz of insect-shaped candy tarts. The Bug City product is not new.
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Bringing shaped containers to new heights

Sold only in New Hampshire, an intriguing glass bottle for gin, vodka and rum sold by Jenkins Spirits, Londonderry, NH, is shaped like the state itself, as is the label.
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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: Relocations, expansions

Superior Label Systems (Mason, OH) has relocated to 7500 Industrial Row Dr., Mason, OH 45040; phone: 800/877-9596; fax: 513/459-8815.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Miller Products, Inc. (Sebring, OH): Mark Wert, vp, sales and mktg., MPI Label Systems.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Superior Label Systems (Cincinnati, OH): Jeffrey P. Kenny, vp and COO
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Mexican Coke bottler gets in shape (sidebar)

Where the markets are
Side by side, the true contour (right) has a convex label panel that requires a shrinkable label. The straight-wall contour (le
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Mexican Coke bottler gets in shape

Coca-Cola's 'true contour' PET bottle is a big success in several parts of Mexico. Promotora blow-molding plant decorates with a shrink label of OPP applied with glue.
Premier Plastics uses two labeling \"systems\" to apply front and side labels for two sizes of Mallards Food Products' ginger st
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Labelers stir fry a skillet of savings

California converter blow molds and labels containers for packer of ginger stir fry sauce sold at supermarkets and club stores. Set-up and operation video trains operators on labeler use.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Superior Label Systems Inc. (Cincinnati, OH): Glen Mavity, mgr. of Superior Machine Systems.