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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.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Tag & Label Corp. (Anderson, SC); Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Chesterfield, MO, Highland, IL, and Jonesboro, AR, container plants.
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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.
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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.
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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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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ): Peter G. Martin, vp, sales & mktg.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

H. B. Fuller Co. (St. Paul, MN) intends to purchase the adhesives business of Eastman Chemical Co.
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Bell-shaped ovals

Fenton, Weber & Jones Packaging (Tonawanda, NY) has introduced a line of bell-shaped oval containers with gold-colored closures. Available in 125-, 250-, 300-, 350-, and 500-mL with a 24/415 finish.
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Autowrappers

The Flowtronic 510 from Autowrappers Europack (Norwich, Norfolk, England) is an automatic, mid-range autowrapper that individually wraps small products, such as candy pieces or biscuits.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Andex Industries (Escanaba, MI) is the recipient of the Ergonomic Innovation Award from the Michigan Dept. of Labor.

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