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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 registration: CCL Pharmaceuticals (Rosemont, IL) for its three U.K. facilities; Vereinigte Kunststoffwerke GmbH (VKW) (Staufen, Germany), a PVC rigid film producer; Sonics & Materials (Danbury, CT).
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Contact coder

Kiwi Coders' (Wheeling, IL) new Series 500 Fast Dry Coder was specifically designed for printing on non-porous surfaces, such as films, waxed and varnished surfaces, plastics, metals and glass.
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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: Relocations, expansions

BWI Inex (Clearwater, FL) will supply machine vision systems from Systech (Cranbury, NJ) to the pharmaceutical and consumer products industry in a strategic alliance between the two companies.
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IBC with corrugated pallet

A corrugated pallet option on the SpaceKraft® intermediate bulk container for liquids from MacMillan Bloedel Bulk Packaging (Marietta, GA) provides a lightweight, low-cost alternative to conventional wooden pallets.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

O/K International Corp. (Sudbury, MA) has relocated to 73 Bartlett St., Marlborough, MA 01752; phone: 508/303-8286; fax: 508/303-8207.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Pactiv Packaging's (Deerfield, IL) Counce, TN, kraft linerboard mill was selected as one of 10 best plants in America by IndustryWeek magazine.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Jefferson Smurfit (St. Louis, MO) has purchased Tropicana Dole Beverages' captive corrugated box mfg. plant in Bradenton, FL, and will continue to supply Tropicana under a long-term purchase agreement.
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Only leaders need apply

In the year 2000, say Packaging World sources, the key ingredient in a director of packaging will be dynamic leadership skills. The candidate had better be a people person, too, and be able to wear a number of interdisciplinary hats.

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