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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

ACX Technologies, Inc. (Golden, CO) announced its intent to merge Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA) with Gravure Packaging, Inc. (Richmond, VA).
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Filling system

The Modulebloc(TM) filling system from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) fills cylindrical or oval-shaped containers at speeds to 125/min.
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Seven-layer coextruded film

Curwood (Oshkosh, WI) has introduced ICE(TM) (internal coolant exchange) 9300, a new seven-layer high-barrier coextruded flexible film. It provides haze-free clarity, color fade protection and longer shelf life, says the company.
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Desiccants

Tri-Sorb® desiccant tablets from United Desiccants (Louisville, KY) provide the same adsorption strength as standard desiccants, but take only a fraction of the space.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) and Shanghai Hongwen Paper Mill Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) signed a formal joint venture agreement to form a new company called Sonoco Hongwen Paper Co., Ltd.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hueck Foils, Inc. (Manasquan, NJ) plans to build its first manufacturing plant in Richmond County, SC.
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Noncontact sensors

Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH) has introduced the Super-prox® Model SM506A-400 (cable style) and SM556A-400 (connector style) ultrasonic, noncontact sensors.
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Supplier news: International agreements

National Starch and Chemical Co. (Bridgewater, NJ) acquired the remaining equity in the joint venture company National Starch & Chemical S.A. (Santiago, Chile).
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Minolta Corp.'s (Ramsey, NJ) Instrument Systems Div.; Georgia-Pacific's (Atlanta, GA) Kansas City, MO, plant; Grace Davison's (Baltimore, MD) North American Silicas/Adsorbents product line; Mead Containerboard's (Atlanta, GA) plant in Spartanburg, SC.
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Aseptic pouch filler

DuPont (Whitby, Ont., Canada) has added the DA4000 aseptic pouch filler to its line of pouch packaging fillers. The DA4000 can package beverages and liquid foods in sizes ranging from 200 ml to more than 2L at up to 6ꯠ L/hr.

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