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Supplier news: International agreements

Mafatlal Industries, Ltd. (Mumbai, India), NOCIL (Mumbai, India), Montell Polyolefins (Hoofddorp, the Netherlands) and Shell Chemicals Ltd.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Montell Polyolefins (Hoofddorp, the Netherlands) has established a license in Greece for its Spheripol PP process with Hellenic Petroleum (Saloniki, Greece).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Applied Extrusion Technologies (Peabody, MA) has signed a letter of intent to acquire the worldwide film businesses of Montell N.V. (Hoofddorp, the Netherlands).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Montell Polyolefins (Hoofddorp, the Netherlands) established its first license in China for its "new generation" Spheripol PP process with Huabei Oilfield Refinery (Ren Qiu, He Bei province, China), a Chinese entity within the China National Petroleum Corp.
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Packagers tell insects: 'Stop bugging us!'

New EPA rule simplifies the procedures for gaining a tolerance exemption.Arrival of insect repellent approved for use in food packaging heralds new era of chemical coatings that ward off bugs and germs.
Pesticide applicators lift a tab (far left) to remove a very visible tamper-evident band from the 110-mm, one-piece polypropyl
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Bayer adds TE to wide-mouth cap

A wide-mouth TE cap offers extra safety for Bayer's agricultural insecticide. Neck rings in the mold make it easier to change the container finish for the cap.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Montell Polyolefins Co. (Brussels, Belgium) and Sinopec Maoming Petrochemical Co. (Guangdong Province, China) will explore establishing a joint venture to produce PP for sale in China.
Oral-B?s new kids? toothpaste (left) uses shaped orifices to dispense product in a variety of patterns. The Scent (above) is 
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Tubes of the year!

This year's winners of the Tube Council Awards carried a strong health and beauty theme, as well as a focus on innovation.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Montell Polyolefins (Hoofddorp, Netherlands) plans to increase its production capacity for its catalyst and catalyst supports to 1군 tons/yr at its Ferrara, Italy, facility by January 1999.
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NPE 1997 delivers a 'world of plastics'

Billed as the world's largest plastics exposition this year, NPE 1997 expects more than 1귔 exhibitors and 75ꯠ visitors at Chicago's McCormick Place between June 16 and 20. A technology-oriented conference program focusing on plastics trends will feature at least 100 industry experts.
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Matrix finds 'suede' takes special handling

The use of a new copolymer for its 'soft feel' requires special care in container handling to preserve its appearance for men's haircare line. That risk wins a Best of Show in the National Assn. of Container Distributors competition.
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Packaging rediscovers the language of touch

New packages from Coca-Cola Co. (Atlanta, GA) and Matrix Essentials, Inc. (Solon, OH) provide dramatic evidence that the importance of a package's tactile quality is making a dramatic U.S.
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Packagers gain price cuts for recycled materials

Buyers of recycled plastics are seeing easing of prices, except for HDPE. Recycled paper prices have precipitously dropped as European economies stagnate.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Montell Europe (Brussels, Belgium) will build a new Catalloy polymer plant in The Netherlands with a capacity of 150ꯠ tons per year.
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Polypropylene merger shaved a bit

Montedison S.p.A. of Italy and Royal Dutch-Shell of the Netherlands will be allowed to finalize the $6-billion merger of polypropylene operations an-nounced last fall now that the two partners have agreed to sell off the polypropylene assets of Shell Oil in the U.S.