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Sidel (above) has opened a new plant in Parma, Italy, dedicated to assembling filling machines.

Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg PA) expanded its distribution relationship with Hagemeyer North America (Charleston SC) to include most Northeast and Southeast U.S. locations. Hagemeyer will continue to support the full Phoenix Contact product line.

Sonoco (Hartsville SC) will manufacture easy-open closures at a mfg. facility in Resende Brazil.

PDC-Europe (Austin TX) introduces SII – Sleeve Innovation Intl. a worldwide consulting company.

Darex (Cambridge MA) and H.B. Fuller Co. (St. Paul MN) have formed a joint marketing and distribution alliance. Under the terms of the agreement H.B. Fuller will sell Darex’s Daran® PVdC latex as well as its Hydroflex® family of waterborne adhesives for drybond and wetbond laminations.

Enercon (Menomonee Falls WI) and Ford’s Packaging Systems (Bedford England) have agreed that Enercon will be Ford’s official supplier of induction sealing technology equipment in North America.

Wepackit (Orangeville Ontario Canada) has formed an exclusive partnership with Bevco Sales Intl. (Surrey British Columbia Canada) whereby Bevco will represent Wepackit’s case packing erecting and closing systems throughout the northwest United States and western Canada.

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(Rancho Cucamonga CA) has tripled its previous size by adding an ISO 9002 certified off shore mfg. plant that will allow the development of new products and expanded production of the company’s full line of labeling pharmaceutical packaging and other packaging machinery.

Exopack (Spartanburg SC) and Plassein (Willington CT) have signed letters of intent with respect to Exopack’s acquisition of Plassein’s flexible packaging facilities in Thomasville NC Longview TX Ontario Canada and Newmarket Canada.

Star Packaging (College Park GA) purchased a Nordmeccanica SprintFlex 10; a state-of-the-art 10-color quick-change flexo press.

Rexam Healthcare Flexibles (Madison WI) introduces Rexam Pharma Services to cut time-to-market by facilitating the production of sample packs.

Xaar (Cambridge England) acquired Vivid Print Innovations (San Antonio TX).

DVT Corp. (Duluth GA) has formed an agreement with Yamaha Robotics (Edgemont PA) to market its Legend family of vision products for integration into Yamaha’s line of industrial robotics.

Hartness Intl. (Greenville SC) created Hartness Intl. Integration LLC to provide a higher level of integrated line performance focusing on “innovative line design forward thinking controls philosophies customer-focused project execution and premier training and certification in the field.”

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Philip Kwok was appointed as vp of sales for Brampton Engineering (Brampton Ontario Canada). Jim Waslowski was appointed as vp of marketing and business development for the firm while Bill Wybenga was appointed as technical director.

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