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Form/fill/seal shrink wrapper

The VERSAJet LS Series is a continuous-motion form/fill/seal shrink wrapper from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL). Its custom collation modules allow product to be grouped into any configuration desired.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): Philip Carlino, mgr., recycled sales and mktg.; Brian Dufour, technical dir., new product development.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Berry Plastics Corp. (Evansville, IN) acquired PackerWare Corp. (Lawrence, KS).
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Supplier news: Achievements

Sharp Ivers-Lee (Conshohocken, PA) developed the BuSpar® 15mg Patient Starter Kit for Bristol-Myers Squibb, New York, NY, which received the Pharmaceutical Package of the Year Award and the Overall Package of the Year Award for 1996 from the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club, Clifton, NJ.
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No-label look film

FLEXcon's (Spencer, MA) p-s film products feature a no-label look that makes them suitable for glass bottle applications. The optiFLEX PP-200-HC A-32 150 Poly consists of 2-mil clear PP film and a 1.5-mil clear polyester liner.
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Stand-up pouch filler/sealer

The General Packer Model GP-1000 ST from Amplas (Green Bay, WI) automatically fills and seals preformed, stand-up, zippered or non-zippered pouches at speeds to 50/min.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Polyair Packaging (Chicago, IL) opened a 156ꯠ sq' manufacturing and sales facility in Youngstown, OH.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Herrmann Ultrasonics (Schaumburg, IL) expanded its headquarters by 12ꯠ sq' and has allotted an additional 6ꯠ sq' for expected growth.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (N. Kingstown, RI) plans to increase its production of metallized OPP film from 20 million lb/yr to 30 million lb/yr by adding a third line at its headquarters.
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Nonskid additive

Ludox® 3000 is a thin, transparent liquid from Michelman (Cincinnati, OH) that, when applied to recycled and mottled-white substrates, provides nonskid properties.

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