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Ribbon brochure

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) has released a new version of the company's ribbon brochure highlighting its line of standard and specialty thermal-transfer ribbons.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BF Goodrich (Cleveland, OH) has established an ESD materials business unit in the Specialty Plastics Group.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Toray Industries and Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (North Kingstown, RI) have initiated a program to increase their production of OPP and PET film.
Materials Product Brief
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Injection-molding resin

BASF (Mount Olive, NJ) has introduced a medium-impact polystyrene (MIPS) resin that offers over 25% improved gloss versus nor-mal-finish MIPS.
Materials Product Brief
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Tear-strips on shrink bands and sleeves

Reynolon® PVC shrink film sleeves and TE neck bands, available from Reynolds Metals (Richmond, VA), can be made to order with an easy-open tear-strip that features a specially designed pull tab.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): W. Michael Amick, executive vp, Forest products and industrial pkg.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Fort Dearborn Lithograph Co. (Niles, IL) announced the formation of VirtualColor (Itasca, IL), a full-service packaging design and imaging company.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Products Co.'s Industrial Container Div. (Hartsville, SC) is opening a new plastic drum manufacturing facility in Hazleton, PA.
Controls Product Brief
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Vertical bagger/wrapper

The Maxima® vertical packaging system from Ampak (Anderson, SC) uses center-folded film to package items in PE bags or shrink films at speeds to 40 packages/ min.
Materials Product Brief
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Metallic ribbons

QuickLabel Systems (Warwick, RI) has developed metallic thermal-transfer ribbons made with resin-based ink formulations. Compatible with most coated paper label stocks, with high smudge-and scratch-resistance, says the company.

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