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Berry Plastics Corporation to Acquire Pliant Corporation

Berry Plastics Corporation announced today that it intends to acquire in excess of 99.99% of the common stock of Pliant Corporation upon the emergence of Pliant from bankruptcy.
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More applications expected this year (sidebar)

Barry Edelstein, ScentSational’s president and chief executive officer, tells Packaging World that many well-known food and beverage companies are evaluating CompelAroma, but confidentiality agreements prevent divulging their names.
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Companies

Robert Bosch Verpakkingsmachinenes B.V.
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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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People

Pliant Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) appointed Edward Lapekas interim CEO.
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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Companies

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