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Supplier news: International agreements

Curwood, Inc. (Osh-kosh, WI) and the Itap Group have formed a strategic partnership in Brazil.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Ranpak Corp. (Concord Township, OH) will expand its local manufacturing facilities to include a new plant in Mentor, OH.
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Universal tester literature

A literature sheet on the LTL Materials Testing System is now available from Testing Machines (Amityville, NY). This universal tester displays load and extension results and provides accuracy to 0.0002".
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Auger filler

Mateer-Burt's (Booth #1605) new Neotron Series 1800 servo-driven auger filler provides accurate filling within ±.45% of targeted weight. It's for use with free-flowing or non-free-flowing liquids and powders, as well as liquids, creams, pastes, viscous liquids and slurries.
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Vertical intermittent placer

New VIP-100 Model Vertical Intermittent Placer from MGS Machine (Booth #1106) allows feeding from the bottom of a vertical stack. The machine has an exclusive shuttle feed, which reduces the feeding of doubles.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Superior Label Systems Inc. (Cincinnati, OH): Glen Mavity, mgr. of Superior Machine Systems.
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Supplier news: International agreements

J.L. Clark (Rockford, IL) has become the exclusive sales and marketing partner in the U.S. for Kunststoffwerk Kutterer GmbH & Co. KG (Karlsruhe, Germany).
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Plastic colorants

Teknor Color (Pawtucket, RI) now offers colorants with special edge-glow effects. The TekNeonLite series includes four new colorants for use in easy-flow, general purpose and high-heat clear polystyrene for a neon edge glow.
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High-gloss finish

A high-gloss finish for HDPE injection/blow-molded bottles is now available from Alpha Plastics (St. Louis, MO). For use with white, natural, amber-tint or colored bottles, the finish provides in-creased cus-tomer appeal and more product visibility.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Earnest W. Deavenport, Jr., chairman and CEO of Eastman Chemical Co., was recognized by The Chemical Management & Resources Assn. with its Award for Executive Excellence.

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