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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Formost Packaging Machines (Woodinville, WA): Dennis Gunnell, sales mgr.
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Controls Product Brief
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Containers and lids

Berry Plastics (Evansville, IN) has introduced a new line of containers and lids made of PP. Sizes range from 4 to 32 oz, and include rectangular containers used to maximize shelf space.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 registration: ReedSpectrum's (Holden, MA) Albion, MI, and Minneapolis, MN, design and R&D facilities for making plastic color and additive concentrates; Watlow Controls (Winona, MN); Great Plains Packaging's (Hastings, NE) folding carton plant; Fletcher Corp.'s (Alpena, MI) paper plant; Alvey (St.
Materials Product Brief
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Foam-in-bag system

Sealed Air (Danbury, CT) has introduced a low-density top-fill packaging foam that expands to 200 times its original liquid volume to hold products in place within a shipper.
Materials Product Brief
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Void fill

EcoPak® is a void fill packing material from Ranpak (Concord Township, OH) made of 100% kraft paper. Because of its interlocking design, users need 10 to 15% less EcoPak than other loose-fill materials, says the company.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. (Lincoln, RI): Patrick B. Feeney, sales engineer.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Wexxar Corp. (Naperville, IL): Hans Schouten, dir., Eastern sales.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging web sites

Below are a few of many packaging-related web sites available to cyber-surfers in the packaging community. We'll publish more as space permits. Remember, type http:// in front of each address.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Anchor Glass Container Corp. (Tampa, FL) is to be the sole glass supplier to The Stroh Brewery Co. (Detroit, MI) in an exclusive 15-yr agreement.
Machine Product Brief
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Bottle capper

Fogg Filler (Holland, MI) offers a free-standing capper that applies a wide variety of caps on bottles at speeds to 400/min. Magnetic heads apply consistent torque.

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