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Supplier news: Achievements

Poly-Seal Corp. (Baltimore, MD) received the 1997 Manufacturer of the Year award from the National Assn. of Container Distributors (NACD). NACD announced recipients of the 1997 Henry Hoffman Memorial Scholarship Fund: Tara Lynn Martin, Clemson Univ., and Andrew Wollam, Michigan State Univ.
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Controls Product Brief
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Selection software

Matched Performance(TM) Selection Software on CD-ROM from Baldor Electric (Fort Smith, AK) assists the user in selecting the correct motor and control.
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Supplier news: Achievements

David A. Markgraf, Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI), was inducted as a Technical Assn. for the Pulp and Paper Industry Fellow.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Plastican, Inc. (Leominster, MA); White Cap, Inc. (Downers Grove, IL) for its Champaign, IL, manufacturing facility; A.B.
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Supplier news:

PVC Container Corp. (Eatontown, NJ) has formed Novapak Corp. (Eatontown, NJ) to produce injection stretch/blow-molded and extrusion/blow-molded containers, formerly produced under the PVC name.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink film

XPE-72 is a soft shrink, polyolefin film from Intertape Polymer (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) that offers low shrink force to prevent package crushing or distortion.
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Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Industrial Packaging Div. opened a new partition plant in Covington, GA. The company's Smurfit Recycling Div.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Van Pak Corp. (Maryland Heights, MO) has acquired Newtec, Inc. (St. Louis, MO).
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Clear p-s labels

FLEXcon (Spencer, MA) has a no-label-look pressure-sensitive film product suitable for glass bottle applications. The OptiFLEX PP-200-HC A-32 150 poly is a 2-mil clear PP film and 1.5-mil clear polyester liner combination.
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Slat filler

The Model 40-24 slat filler has a 100% accuracy rate, says manufacturer DT Industries, Merrill Div. (Bristol, PA). With 100-ct tablets, it can reach speeds to 120 bottles/min.

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