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PET liquor bottle

Kols Containers (Baltimore, MD) has introduced a 1-L PET liquor bottle with a 28-mm TE finish that accepts the Kerr PP closure. Has a 5 1/4" label panel area.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO): Ruut van den Hoed, dir., design and market research.
Controls Product Brief
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ECR information

A technical survival kit, conference workbook, video and consulting study report on Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) are now available from The Uniform Code Council (Dayton, OH) in conjunction with the Grocery Manufacturers of America (Washington, DC) and the Food Marketing Institute.
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Packaging an Rx for noncompliance?

According to the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council, more than 125ꯠ people die each year in the U.S. from not taking their heart medicine as prescribed.
Machine Product Brief
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Shrink wrappers

Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) has introduced the CMSS Side Seal continuous motion shrink wrapper. Uses a "hot knife," quick-release cross seal bar and a durable plasma-coated seal wheel that requires no hot wire for sealing.
Controls Product Brief
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Dairy bottle lightweighting

Phillips Chemical (Bartlesville, OK) offers technical literature describing a patented process for die shaping technology that controls the parison during molding.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Klockner Bartelt, Inc. (Sarasota, FL) and Klockner Medipak, Inc. (Clearwater, FL) have merged to form Klockner Bartelt/Medipak (Sarasota, FL).
Controls Product Brief
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Smooth-necked can

Reynolds Metals (Richmond, VA) has developed an aluminum beverage can with a rounded neck and smoother lines that allow beverage marketers to further differentiate their product and maximize billboard space.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

J.L. Clark (Rockford, IL): Gregory Gann, vp operations; Walt Pietruch, dir. of engineering, metal operations; Jay Defenbaugh, dir. of sales, collapsible tube div.; Ellen Spicuzza, sales rep., collapsible tube div.
Materials Product Brief
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Batching systems

Batching Systems (Owings, MD) has developed a four-color brochure highlighting its Batchmaster® counting/ weighing systems and its Bagmaster® bagging ma-chines.

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