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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Lawson Mardon Flexible and Lawson Mardon Smith Brothers with be merged into a new company called Lawson Mardon Packaging-Flexibles (Bristol, England).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Toray Plastics, Inc. (North Kingstown, RI) has plans for a $100 million expansion of its Lumirror polyester film manufacturing facility.
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Air bubble cushioning

Polyair Packaging's (Chicago, IL) Durabubble® is a recyclable roll stock air bubble cushioning product. Made of virgin LLDPE for good tear and puncture resistance.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ): Larry Barresi, vp technical services.
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Supplier news: In Memoriam

Kurt H. Hoppmann, founder and CEO of Hoppmann Corporation, passed away at the age of 72.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) is planning to build a polyester copolymer plant with about 30ꯠ metric tons annual capacity in Kuantan, Malaysia; Eastman will build a 120ꯠ-metric-ton PET plant at San Roque, Spain.
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Roller conveyor

Hytrol's (Jonesboro, AR) Model 190-SPA horizontal live-roller conveyor is designed for "zero-pressure." Accumulates light loads as small as 1 lb/ft without line pressure.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO): Ruut van den Hoed, dir., design and market research.
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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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Supplier news: International agreements

Kaufman Engineered Systems Inc. (Toledo, OH) will serve as the U.S. rep for Zecchetti S.r.l.'s (Montecchio Emilia, Italy) bulk palletizers for glass and plastic containers.

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