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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.
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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.
Supplier News
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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.
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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.
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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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Honeycomb dispensing system

Flextra Matic On-Line® is a new dispensing system for Astro-Valcour's (Glens Falls, NY) Flextra honeycomb cushioning system. Designed for high-volume lines, the system offers nine product options (up to three plies with or without top and/or bottom sheets).
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Supplier news: Achievements

Blistex Inc. (Oak Brook, IL) has named Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA), which supplies four- and five-panel packers to Blistex, Supplier of the Year.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nadel Industries (Port Chester, NY): Christopher Pakrul, account exec.

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