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Materials Product Brief
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Tear-strips on shrink bands and sleeves

Reynolon® PVC shrink film sleeves and TE neck bands, available from Reynolds Metals (Richmond, VA), can be made to order with an easy-open tear-strip that features a specially designed pull tab.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Polyfoam Packers Corp. (Wheeling, IL) plans to open a plant in Michigan City, IN.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Toray Industries and Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (North Kingstown, RI) have initiated a program to increase their production of OPP and PET film.
Materials Product Brief
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Injection-molding resin

BASF (Mount Olive, NJ) has introduced a medium-impact polystyrene (MIPS) resin that offers over 25% improved gloss versus nor-mal-finish MIPS.
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Metallic ribbons

QuickLabel Systems (Warwick, RI) has developed metallic thermal-transfer ribbons made with resin-based ink formulations. Compatible with most coated paper label stocks, with high smudge-and scratch-resistance, says the company.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BF Goodrich (Cleveland, OH) has established an ESD materials business unit in the Specialty Plastics Group.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Products Co.'s Industrial Container Div. (Hartsville, SC) is opening a new plastic drum manufacturing facility in Hazleton, PA.
Controls Product Brief
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Vertical bagger/wrapper

The Maxima® vertical packaging system from Ampak (Anderson, SC) uses center-folded film to package items in PE bags or shrink films at speeds to 40 packages/ min.
Materials Product Brief
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Autowrappers

The Flowtronic 510 from Autowrappers Europack (Norwich, Norfolk, England) is an automatic, mid-range autowrapper that individually wraps small products, such as candy pieces or biscuits.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): W. Michael Amick, executive vp, Forest products and industrial pkg.

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