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Locking clamshells

Ivex Packaging (Lincolnshire, IL) has added eight new sizes to its Bar-Lock container line. These clear, oriented PS thermoformed clamshells are suited for cafeterias or the bakery, deli and produce departments of grocery stores.
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Horizontal form/fill/seal machine

The Hayssen/Bossar Model B-3700-3A horizontal form/fill/seal machine from Hayssen (Duncan, SC) is specifically designed for packaging retail portions of shredded cheese.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

R.A. Jones & Co. (Cincinnati, OH): Ricky Evans, project mgr., Knowledge Based Services(TM) dept.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Green Bay Packaging Inc. (Green Bay, WI): Erwin Hess, general mgr., Chicago sales & distribution div.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 registration: ReedSpectrum's (Holden, MA) Albion, MI, and Minneapolis, MN, design and R&D facilities for making plastic color and additive concentrates; Watlow Controls (Winona, MN); Great Plains Packaging's (Hastings, NE) folding carton plant; Fletcher Corp.'s (Alpena, MI) paper plant; Alvey (St.
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Foam-in-bag system

Sealed Air (Danbury, CT) has introduced a low-density top-fill packaging foam that expands to 200 times its original liquid volume to hold products in place within a shipper.
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Void fill

EcoPak® is a void fill packing material from Ranpak (Concord Township, OH) made of 100% kraft paper. Because of its interlocking design, users need 10 to 15% less EcoPak than other loose-fill materials, says the company.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

American Packaging Corp. (Rochester, NY) has established a new flexographic printing and laminating division in Story City, IA.
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Supplier news: International agreements

KHS Manufacturera (Zintacantepec, Mexico) has changed its name to Klockner Empaques, and now represents all Klockner Bartelt and Medipak equipment.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Anchor Glass Container Corp. (Tampa, FL) is to be the sole glass supplier to The Stroh Brewery Co. (Detroit, MI) in an exclusive 15-yr agreement.

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