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FPA winners sparkle

From 89 entries, here are the top winners in the 2005 awards competition sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Assn.
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Packaging Innovations for Food & Beverage: When Innovative Packaging Imitates Life

January 19-20, 2005Radisson Hotel Miami, FLwww.marcusevansbb.com/packaginginnovations
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Companies

Robert Bosch Verpakkingsmachinenes B.V.
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Exopack names Bikulege president and CEO

Exopack named Stanley B. Bikulege as president and CEO effective March 13, 2004. Bikulege was previously president of Pliant films, a business unit of Pliant Corp.
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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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People

Harold Bevis (above) was named president and CEO of Pliant Corp. (Schaumburg, IL).
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Pliant names new president and CEO

Harold Bevis has been named president and CEO of Pliant Corp..
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People

Pliant Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) appointed Edward Lapekas interim CEO.
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Packaging technology on display

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.
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Presto and Pliant reach agreement

Presto Products Company, a business of Alcoa Consumer Products, Inc., and Pliant Corporation have reached a mutual agreement granting Presto the right to use Pliant’s patented Slider reclosable technology.
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Pliant Corporation announces new CEO

Pliant Corporation announced that Edward Lapekas has been appointed as its interim Chief Executive Officer.
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Packaging technology on display, Part Two

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.
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Printing packs a punch

Winners of FPA’s Printing Achievement awards were noted for advances in CTP technology, VOC-free inks, display impact, ‘nuanced color tones’ via gravure printing, and complex distortion printing capabilities.
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Technical Innovation shines

Food packaging was well represented among the winners in the Technical Innovation category of this year’s FPA awards competition.
Rocky Marquis
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People

Rocky Marquis, president of Marq Packaging Systems (Yakima, WA), was elected to the position of chairman of PMMI’s Executive Committee for 2003.
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FPA honors innovation

Hershey’s pudding packs and technology for self-venting trayed entrees, first commercialized by Smithfield Packing, earn Highest Achievement honors from The Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2003 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition.
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Pliant appoints new president

Pliant Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) announces the appointment of Len Azzaro to the position of president, Flexible Packaging, effective February 3, 2003.
Jeff Brandenburg, President, The JSB Group
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Fresh-cut fruit to grow with packaging

Fresh-cut fruits will be the beneficiary of several new materials for packaging that are likely to permit growth that’s projected to be similar to that of fresh-cut vegetables and salads a decade ago.
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Reclosable holo bag stands out (sidebar)

Converting technicalities
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Pliant sues to defend slider patents

On September 30, Pliant Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) announced that it had served several companies with patent infringement complaints relating to flexible packaging that can be resealed with a slider device.
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Flexible packaging reigns (sidebar)

Additional winners
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Additional winners

Following are DuPont award winners previously covered in Packaging World articles. To read the complete stories, go to www.packworld.com/go/w031.
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Pliant makes organizational changes

On June 11, Pliant Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) announced Jack Knott as chief executive officer.
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Companies

–Aetna Group has located its U.S. div. in a 77ꯠ sq’ facility in Duluth, GA. –MeadWestvaco Corp.
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FPA Achievement Award suppliers

Alpha listing of suppliers mentioned in March '02 coverage of Flexible Packaging Assn.'s 2001 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards:
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Reclosure features dominate

Four FPA winners in the Packaging Excellence category are zippered pouches. A produce pack, a coffee carafe, and a shrink-sleeve label round out the category.
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.
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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

MAN Roland Inc. (Westmont, IL) has entered into a cooperative agreement with Flint Ink North America (Ann Arbor, MI) designed to boost pressroom performance for North American printers.
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Appointments, promotions

Marquip (Phillips, WI): Joe Heizler, exec. sales mgr.
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Relocations, expansions

Bomarko Medical Packaging (Plymouth, IN) recently entered into the medical device packaging market.
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Appointments, promotions

—Hammer Lithograph (Rochester, NY): Hart Swisher, dir., innovation and technology; Andy Beach, mgr., technical services.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

—Impaxx Labels (Schaumburg, IL) has combined its businesses, including Trine Labelling Systems, Label-Aire Inc., and CSA Machine Systems into a focused group to offer packagers a single source for labeling equipment.
Cloeren Inc. (Orange, TX) has expanded and relocated its headquarters to P.O. Box 2129, Orange, TX 77631-2129; phone: 409/886-58
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Relocations, expansions

—Klikok Corp. (Decatur, GA) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodman Co. (Decatur, GA), have realigned their operations, with all products now represented through the unified sales channel of Kliklok-Woodman.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

—Impaxx Labels (Schaumburg, IL) has combined its businesses, including Trine Labelling Systems, Label-Aire Inc., and CMS Machine Systems into a focused group to offer packagers a single source for labeling equipment.
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Achievements

—Packaging Corp. of America (Lake Forest, IL) has established an e-storefront in the Paperloop.com (San Francisco, CA) marketplace. —Cargill Dow LLC’s (Minneapolis, MN) NatureWorks™ PLA was awarded the Dept.
Dorner Mfg. Corp. (Hartland, WI) has moved its mfg. and administrative operations to a 144,000 sq' headquarters facility in the
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Relocations, expansions

Sicht-Pack Hagner GmbH (Nyack-on-Hudson, NY) has opened its first North American polyester film line in Spartanburg, SC, under the name of Hagner Future Film 2000.
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Relocations, expansions

Ramsey Technology (Minneapolis, MN), has changed its name to Thermo Ramsey as part of a new corporate identity strategy; Goring Kerr (Minneapolis, MN) has changed its name to Thermo Goring Kerr; Allen Coding Systems (Minneapolis, MN) has changed its name to Thermo Allen Coding USA.
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Pliant launches company Web site

www.pliantcorp.com is the new Web site location for flexible packaging supplier Pliant Corp. (Schaumburg, IL).
Packaging Machines Intl., Inc., is moving into a new 40,000-sq' facility at 505 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; phone:
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Relocations, expansions

Zanasi USA (Minneapolis, MN), formerly MarCode, has moved its headquarters to 8601 73rd Ave. N., Suite 38, Minneapolis, MN 55428; phone: 763/593-1907, fax: 763/593-1941.
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Huntsman has new identity

On October 9, Huntsman Packaging Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) unveiled a new corporate name and graphic identity for all of its divisions around the world: Pliant Corporation™.