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Labeling software

SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) has upgraded its Label Wizard(TM) label design and production software to version 2.3. This program allows labels to incorporate text and graphics as well as most types of bar codes.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Ball Corp. (Muncie, IN): R. David Hoover, executive vp and CFO; David B. Sheldon, executive vp, North American packaging operations; William A.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

American Excelsior Co. has expanded and relocated its New Jersey manufacturing and sales facility from South Hackensack to Edison, NJ.
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Supplier news: Achievements

The Photo Chemical Unit of the Eastman Kodak Co. has awarded their Supplier Quality Award to Fowler Products Co. (Athens, GA).
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Bar coding

Datamax (Eden Prairie, MN) has published a new pamphlet providing guidelines for choosing a labeling system. It addresses several key issues including defining your application, print technologies, label and ribbon requirements, connectivity and printer specifications, as well as verification needs.
Materials Product Brief
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Coextruded PET/RPET sheet

Wellman Inc.'s (Ripon, WI) Extrusion Division introduces a coextruded polyester rollstock using 100% post-consumer recycled PET sandwiched between two layers of virgin PET.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Teknor Apex Co. (Pawtucket, RI): Tina Soares, customer service mgr. for the Plastics Div.; Robert Duarte, dir. of manufacturing at Teknor Color Co.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Ranpak Corp. (Concord Township, OH): Doug Bible, Northwest regional sales mgr.; Andrew J. Kisela, Jr., national accounts mgr. for Government/Aerospace; Jason L.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Mobil Chemical Films Div. (Pittsford, NY) and Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, CT) have entered into a partnership for improved product protection for packaged food.
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Hazardous shipper catalog

A new catalog from ActionPak (Bristol, PA) provides simple, economical solutions for UN-certified packaging for transporting most hazardous substances.

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