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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc. (Alpharetta, GA): Philip Evans, intl. consultant to facilitate Hoover's emergence in Asia.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Atlantis Plastics, Inc. (Atlanta, GA): William E. Rice, vp, gen. mgr., Custom Films and Institutional Products.
Materials Product Brief
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Lansmont Corporation: Packaging web sites

Remember, type http:// in front of each address. Anchor Continental www.anchortape.com Bostik www.bostik.com The Food Institute www.foodinstitute.com Hedwin Corp.
Materials Product Brief
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Product literature

Mobil Chemical Films Div. (Pittsford, NY) has released a brochure on its clear, two-side-coated oriented polypropylene Bicor® LTSC film. The literature features a pull-out bar graph that demonstrates the film's ability to be sealed, while temperatures are held constant, from 65 to 200 fpm.
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Line portal robot

The Linapal line portal (gantry) robot from Krones (Franklin, WI) handles loads of up to one ton at speeds to 360 cycles/hr. Applications include palletizing and depalletizing, crate/carton packing and unpacking, removal of inverted trays or layer pads, and order picking.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Tri Valley Growers (Modesto, CA) has expanded its 20-year relationship with Fort Dearborn Co. (Niles, IL) by naming Fort Dearborn Co. its sole supplier of packaging.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Perfecseal, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA) was awarded the 1997 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing for its Philadelphia facility.
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Supplier news: Achievements

SC Johnson Polymer (Racine, WI) was the recipient of the 1997 American Product Excellence Award (APEX), presented by Management Roundtable (Waltham, MA), for a new pigment dispersion resin, Joncryl® HPD 671.
Materials Product Brief
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Colorant systems

M.A. Hanna Color (Suwanee, GA) has introduced a new line of colorant systems called ComPETe(TM). The new systems-pellets, flakes or liquid color-are designed to improve precision color for PET resins used in packaging applications and are said to provide improvement in color consistency for blow- and stretch/blow-molding processes.
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Custom-embossed closure

The Custom Smooth-Wall Closure with a PE cone liner that can be embossed or debossed with a corporate logo is now available from O. Berk Co. (Union, NJ).

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