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–Lansmont Corp. (Monterey, CA) opened its new Lansmont Technical Services Center in Irvine, CA, for product and package testing, field measurements, consulting, and education.

–Mitsubishi Polyester Film (Greer SC) will convert one of its PET film lines into the production of PET shrink films.

–MeadWestvaco (Stamford CT) acquired Kartoncraft Limited (Dublin Ireland).

–EarthShell Corp. (Santa Barbara CA) has formed a strategic alliance with DuPont (Wilmington DE) that will allow the companies to offer “environmentally preferred” packaging and systems to the foodservice industry.

–Sato America (Sunnyvale CA) has added Optimal Systems Services (Santa Ana CA) as a nationwide service provider for Sato America printers.

–Angelus Sanitary Can Machine Co. (Los Angeles CA) is now the majority shareholder of AROL S.p.A. (Canelli Italy).

–M.J. Maillis Group (Athens Greece) acquired Wulftec Intl. Inc. (Ayer’s Cliff Quebec Canada).

–Rohm and Haas (Philadelphia PA) is building a facility in Mumbai India for approximately $20 million.

–Sonoco (Hartsville SC) acquired Phoenix Packaging (Henderson KY).

–Cozzoli Machine Co. (Plainfield NJ) broke ground on a 100 sq’ facility in Somerset NJ.

–Hueck Folien GmbH (Weiden Germany) has started

construction on its pharmaceutical foils mfg. plant in Pirkmuehle Germany.

–ID Technology (Fort Worth TX) will open a north-central regional office servicing CO UT NM KS NE SD and ND.

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