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Oxygen absorber card

The Ageless® oxygen absorber from Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (New York, NY) is now available in a card format that doubles as a backing card when used within a package.
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Materials Product Brief
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Intermediate bulk container

MacMillan Bloedel (Marietta, GA) has announced that its SpaceKraft II intermediate bulk container has received UN/DOT certification for Group II hazardous solids.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

AMBEC (Owings Mills, MD): Wil Parsels, special accounts mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

ARPAC (Schiller Park, IL): Donn Maggart and Jeff Kaplan, strategic accounts mgrs.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Testing Machines Inc. (Islandia, NY) relocated to a larger facility at 2910 Expressway Drive South, Islandia, NY 11722, phone 800/678-3221; fax 516/842-5220.
Materials Product Brief
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High-slip film and sheet

PETG 31 is a new high-slip polyester film and sheet from Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonville, VA) with an internal denesting additive that provides easy, silicone-free removal from molds and separation of thermoformed parts.
Materials Product Brief
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Hot melt with desiccant

DesiMax(TM) SLF (sorbent loaded film) from Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) uses a patent-pending technology for blending desiccants into a variety of hot melts so that moisture can be adsorbed into packaging.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) elected the 1997 officer team: Barry Shoulders, chairman; Fred Erler, vice chairman; Robert S.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Accraply, Inc. (Plymouth, MN) relocated its headquarters to 3580 Holly Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55447, phone 800/328-3997; fax 612/519-9656.
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Final score for '96: Productivity gains 41, productivity losses 6

Of 516 responses to the 1997 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator Survey, more than four in ten (41%) report productivity improvements in 1996, compared to just 6% who say their companies experienced losses in productivity.

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