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Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA): Harvey Martin, general mgr. of the Missisquoi recycled paperboard mill in Sheldon Springs, VT; Lynn H. Arrants, dir.
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Machine Product Brief
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Loose bottle traypacker

The Dacam (Madison Heights, VA) TP-4LB loose-bottle traypacker accommodates bottles in a variety of sizes from 10 oz to 3 L. Various configurations of products can be filled at speeds to 70 cases/min.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 registration: Huhtamaki Co. Inc.'s (Overland Park, KS) Akron, OH, flexible packaging facility.
Materials Product Brief
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Square PET container

Clearplass Containers (Penn Yan, NY) has introduced a 16-oz addition to its line of stock PET containers. This new square bottle accepts a 38-mm TE, resealable snap closure.
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Recycling program

ITW Angleboard (Booth 2164) will present its new recycling program at WestPack. It will target used plastics, which the company plans to gather from manufacturers and warehouses.
Materials Product Brief
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Open/fill/seal system

The Pouchmaster ABS System(TM) from About Packaging Robotics (Boulder, CO) is a robotic open/fill/seal type pouch handling system that can process flat and reclosable zipper pouches as well as gusseted bags.
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Supplier news: International agreements

United Parcel Service (Atlanta, GA) will invest more than $130 million over the next five years to further develop the company's facilities and services in the Asian Pacific region.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Cincinnati Milacron Plastics Machinery Group (Cincinnati, OH): Rich Waterfield, sales project engineer, service parts dept.
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Container packer/unpacker

Campac is a new machine from Krones (Franklin, WI) that packs or unpacks bottles or other rigid containers of unique sizes and shapes. A cam-controlled motion ensures smooth handling to eliminate container damage.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) has purchased the Pontcharra manufacturing location of Sofratube, a subsidiary of the Rochette Group.

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