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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc. (Alpharetta, GA): Philip Evans, intl. consultant to facilitate Hoover's emergence in Asia.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Smith Marketing Services (Simi Valley, CA) was chosen a manufacturer's representative by Jomar Corp. (Pleasantville, NY) to sell the company's blow molding machinery on the West Coast.
Materials Product Brief
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Preferred Packaging: Shrink wrapper

Preferred Packaging (San Dimas, CA) has developed an L-sealer/shrink tunnel combination, especially suitable for applications where space is a constraint.
Controls Product Brief
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PET bottle

Designed primarily for the liquor market, Robb Container's (Naperville, IL) new 1.75-L bottle may also be used for drink mixers, barbecue sauce, mouthwash and some novelty products.
Materials Product Brief
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Loose fill

Made from 100% cornstarch by American Excelsior (Arlington, TX), Eco-Foam® SD is a loose-fill packaging material for both cushioning and void-fill applications.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Tri Valley Growers (Modesto, CA) has expanded its 20-year relationship with Fort Dearborn Co. (Niles, IL) by naming Fort Dearborn Co. its sole supplier of packaging.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Perfecseal, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA) was awarded the 1997 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing for its Philadelphia facility.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

A new contract packaging company called Quality Packaging Systems, Inc. (Colonial Heights, VA) has been formed and is located at 1701 Touchstone Rd., Colonial Heights, VA 23834; phone: 804/520-0600, fax: 804/520-0215.
Materials Product Brief
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Band sealer

The CBS-D from Doboy (New Richmond, WI) is a continuous band sealer that works with most tube-style or gussetted pre-made bags. It operates at speeds to 750"/min, depending on film gauge.
Materials Product Brief
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Custom capper

Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) now offers a capper designed to place snap-on caps on stick-up air fresheners. Uses a vibratory feed bowl and feed track to reach speeds to 150 caps/min.

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