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Supplier news: International agreements

Michelman (Cincinnati, OH) and Drex-Chem Technologies (Singapore) will form Michelman Asia-Pacific (MAP) (Singapore) to manufacture water-based coatings for the paper industry.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) acquired Amoco Chemical Corp.'s (Chicago, IL) polystyrene business.
Materials Product Brief
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Multipack carrier system

Manufactured to accommodate new contoured designs of PET bottles, Model 871M-2 Toplift Multipack Application System from ITW Hi-Cone (Itasca, IL) can apply multipack carriers to PET bottles in 4-, 6-, and 8-pack configurations.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Tharco (San Lorenzo, CA) received a Waste Reduction Award from California's Integrated Waste Management Board for the third straight year.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) and its parent company Yaskawa Electric America (Northbrook, IL) have teamed to establish Yaskawa Motoman Canada Ltd.
Machine Product Brief
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Form/fill/seal system

Model 2040 is an automatic form/fill/seal machine from Hamer (Minneapolis, MN). It forms bags from rollstock and fills and seals them accurately at rates to 28/min.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Interbrand Schecter (New York, NY) has acquired design firm Gerstman+Meyers, which will retain its name.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Nord Est Emballage (Paris, France) has acquired stakes in Sailliard Packaging (Lincoln Park, NJ) and Isopor (Barcelona, Spain), Derndrck (Neu-Isenburg, Germany) and Novembal (Plainfield, NJ).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) opened an office in Guangzhou, China, its third in that country.
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Bowl feeder

The Accu-Count® Advantage is a new high-speed, automatic counter from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH). Using a separate feeding system, it can continuously feed products at high speeds while separating them into batches.

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