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Sonoco is manufacturing self-heating containers at a plant in Wausau, WI. Sun Chemical has formed Sun Chemical Security, a new global business unit that will provide a wide range of products used to print packages that incorporate security measures.

John Luppino general manager will lead the unit.

Markem Corp. completed the first phase of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s Trainer Certification Program.

Berry Plastics Corp. formed a strategic alliance with Southern Packaging Group Ltd. to jointly expand participation in the plastic packaging business in China and the surrounding region.

AutoPak Engineering Corp. established a strategic partnership with Motoman Inc. to purchase sell and integrate a range of Motoman industrial robots in North America and the Caribbean.

The Imaging Technologies business division of DuPont formed a new global business unit under the name DuPont Color Communication. This new unit is dedicated to helping customers ensure brand integrity through the communication of color.

3M and Deloitte Consulting formed a strategic alliance to jointly offer first-to-market software and services to CPG companies.

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Ampac Packaging LLC entered into a financial partnership with Kapak Corp.

Chesapeake Corp. and Friedrich Sanner GmbH & Co. KG formed a strategic alliance between their subsidiaries in China to manufacture and market specialty plastic containers to the pharmaceutical industry in that country.

First Choice Packaging changed the corporate name of its subsidiary PKG Alliance Inc. to FCP Alliance Inc.

Flint Ink Corp. launched Progressive Color Media LLC to provide a full range of workflow color management solutions integrating hardware software and services.

Milacron opened a 75 sq’ technical service center devoted exclusively to blow mold design and manufacture as well as technical services and parts for the North American blowmolding market.

ProtecPac acquired GW Worldwide Protective Packaging Corp. Brampton Ontario Canada.

Matthews Intl. acquired Holjeron an industrial controls manufacturer and supplier to Matthews Marking Products Division for several years.

Videojet Technologies Inc. announced an agreement with Hewlett-Packard Co. to develop new variable printing solutions for the graphics market using HP thermal ink-jet technology.

CVC Technologies Inc. opened its new East Coast sales office and showroom in Sayerville NJ.

Bossar acquired Duma Packaging Machinery LLC.

ABB opened a Corporate Research Center at its industrial computer con-trol system facility in Wickliffe OH. It will concentrate on innovations in automation and partnerships with area universities to improve industrial production and cut energy consumption.


Shuttleworth Inc. consolidated its European operations and relocated to a new larger facility in Belgium to support engineering fabrication assembly and customer service.

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