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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Pentaplast of America Inc. (Gordonsville, VA) has established a research and materials testing center for pharmaceutical blister package films so that customers can develop or improve their blister packages.
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Margarine filling system

Autoprod (Clearwater, FL) will demonstrate its new Fast-Pak 1x2 DK margarine filling system at the Jagenberg booth. It fills 1- to 10-oz preformed cups at speeds to 80/min.
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: Appointments, promotions

Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH), Nancy Goodfellow mgr., client services.
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End loader and carton closer

Bradman-Lake (Charlotte, NC) will unveil its new Challenger SL 302 automatic end-loader and top-load carton closer at interpack. The SL 302 uses an adjustable magazine gate to adjust height of carton hopper to produce up to 300 cartons/min.
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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.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Tag & Label Corp. (Anderson, SC); Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Chesterfield, MO, Highland, IL, and Jonesboro, AR, container plants.
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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.

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