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Supplier news: International agreements

ARCO Chemical Co. (Newtown Square, PA) sold its plastics business to NOVA Chemicals (Calgary, Alberta, Canada).
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High-barrier tray

Cryovac North America (Duncan, SC) has introduced the Cryovac® Barrier Foam Tray. Its multi-layer, coextruded barrier film, laminated to the inside surface, allows gas flushing and secure seals on MAP packages.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Panel Prints' (Old Forge, PA) new Salt Lake City, UT, label and linerboard plant has begun production.
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PET labels

The Ice label is an offset-printed, 100% PP label, said, by manufacturer Smyth Companies (St. Paul, MN), to outperform poly/paper labels currently being used.
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Vertical form/fill/seal

A new series of vertical form/ fill/seal machines from Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA) bags food and non-food products into overlap-, gusset-, fin- and flat bottom-style bags at speeds to 120 bags/min.
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Pharmaceutical shrink film bundler

The DuraTech 2000 S-PH Pharmaceutical shrink film bundler from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) is designed with a compact footprint that measures only 8' L.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Lipson Alport Glass & Associates (Northbrook, IL) will relocate its New York office to 747 Third Ave., 35th floor, New York, NY 10017; phone: 212/486-3090; fax: 212/486-9275.
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Fitment applicator

Portola Packaging (San Jose, CA) has developed a fitment applicator for gabletop cartons. Series 2 is a low-cost applicator that will fit most single- and dual-lane gabletop fillers.
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Pressureless combiners

As an alternative to standard pressure combining, Ambec (Owing Mills, MD) offers pressureless combiners to provide stability to containers during the single filing process of both round and nonround containers.

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