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HK Systems, Inc. (New Berlin, WI): Thomas B. Mann, vp, sales and mktg., Unit Handling Systems Business Unit.
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Rick Halle, sr staff engineer for Exxon Chemical Co., received the 1997 Andreas G. Ahlbrandt Award, TAPPI's Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Div.
Materials Product Brief
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Plastipak: Tamper evident finish

Plastipak Packaging (Plymouth, MI) has introduced a new TE neck finish on its range of injection stretch/blow-molded hot-fillable PET bottles. When the plastic closure is twisted off and the TE band breaks away from it, the dimensions of the bottle finish permit the band to drop down significantly lower (left) than on industry-standard bottles (right).
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Industrial Dynamics/filtec: Empty bottle inspector

Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA) has introduced the Filtec Omnivision 700 All Surface Empty Bottle Inspector (ASEBI). Its modular design makes it suitable for small- to medium-sized bottling facilities.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Curwood North America (Oshkosh, WI): Henry Theisen, president.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Unette Corp. (Wharton, NJ) was awarded Procter & Gamble's Pinnacle Award for outstanding quality assurance.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Printpack Inc. (Atlanta, GA): Deborah Green, plant mgr. of its Grand Prairie, TX, Films plant.
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Shanklin Corporation: Shrink packaging machinery

Shanklin's (Ayer, MA) 26-page general catalog is titled "Quality Shrink Packaging Machinery." It begins with a company overview and follows with various models of shrink packaging machinery, including L-Sealers, multipackers, overwrappers and shrink tunnels.
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Mobil Chemical Co. Films Div.: Metallized film

Mobil Chemical Films Div. (Pittsford, NY) has introduced its Bicor® BSM-2 film. This one-side metallized OPP film features a proprietary broad-range sealant and is for use in laminations to reverse-printed outer webs.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Phoenix Packaging Corp. (N. Canton, OH) has announced an agreement to acquire Northern Can Systems (Canton, OH).

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