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High-gloss HDPE

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) now supplies most of its stock HDPE bottles in a high-gloss material. This material has a surface gloss comparable to PVC and PET, says Richards, but with the cost advantages of HDPE.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Green Bay Packaging Inc.'s (Green Bay, WI) Folding Carton Div. has earned the "World Class Supplier" award from Master Lock Co., Door Hardware Div.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Chep USA has relocated to 225 East Robinson St., Orlando, FL, 32801-4393, phone: 407/422-4510; fax: 407/422-4614.
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Supplier news: Achievements

A.R. Arena Products, Inc. (Rochester, NY) received the Robert Schad Environmental Award for the Atlas 640 Shipper(TM).
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Auger filler

The All-Fill (Exton, PA) Model SV-400 auger filler provides accurate, repeatable filling of powders, granulates and liquids. It uses The Cerebus III control system, a brushless, direct-drive servo motor with motion control electronics to control the auger for precise filling.
Materials Product Brief
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Corona-treated film test

The American Society of Test Methods (ASTM) announces the approval of a new test method for determining the surface energy of corona-treated films. The new test method, ASTM5679-96, is entitled "Test Method for Corona-Treated Polymer Films Using Water Contact Angle Measurements." Method allows for the inclusion of measuring all polymer films, unlike the older test that measured only PP and PE films.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) will diversify its consumer packaging offerings with the purchase of The Specialty Packaging Group, Inc. (Wausau, WI).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

United Parcel Service (Atlanta, GA) will begin construction of a new 40ꯠ-sq' package sorting and distribution facility in East Los Angeles, CA.
Machine Product Brief
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Bar code scanner

Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) introduced a new bar code scanner from Accu-Sort Systems that works in- line to ensure readable printed bar codes.
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Metal detector

The DSP 2 waterproof metal detector from Graseby Goring Kerr (Amherst, NY) works in washdown environments. Is designed to detect metal in conductive foods such as meat, bread and cheese.

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