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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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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Envases S.A. de C.V., the Mexico-based subsidiary of Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) has purchased Sermart's (Mexico City, Mexico) composite canister business.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Indramat, a div. of Rexroth Corp. doubled the size of its North American headquarters by moving into a new 80ꯠ-sq-ft facility in Hoffman Estates, IL.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) has formed a new business unit for system integration of packaging machinery for the food/chemical industries; David Miller has been appointed vp, pkg.
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Four-side seal machine for medical device pouches

Doyen Medipharm (Morris Plains, NJ) has introduced a fully automated electronic four-side seal machine for high-speed pouching of medical devices. Combined with the manufacturer's flexographic package printing system, the machine can package a range of medical products into sterile pouches, and print a 12" x 12" area on-line, at speeds over 250 containers/min.
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Aseptic screw cap fitment

International Paper (Memphis, TN) has introduced a screw cap for aseptic liter liquid containers. The Aseptic Liter Fitment is a counter-rotating device that breaks the foil seal found on liquid aseptic packages.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones Inc. (Neutraubling, Germany): Dr.-Ing. E.h. Hermann Kronseder, chairman of the supervisory board.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Sekisui TA Industries (Garden Grove, CA): Margaret Buzlea, marketing analyst.

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