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Industry watch: Companies

—BluePrint Automation B.V. (Woerden, the Netherlands), with U.S. operations headquartered in Colonial Heights, VA, held an open house at its Woerden facility as a way to introduce its latest innovations in end-of-line packaging automation.
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Clariant Masterbatches (Charlotte, NC)BluePrint Automation B.V. (Woerden, the Netherlands)

—Clariant Masterbatches (Charlotte NC) has relocated its Mississauga Ontario Canada facility to a new facility in Lone Oak Court Etobicoke represented in this artist rendering. —Wurzburg Inc. (Memphis TN) and Atlantic Corp. (Charlotte NC) have become members of Afflink (Tuscaloosa AL). —Molins PLC (Milton Keynes England) has acquired Rose Forgrove formerly of Wakefield England. Rose Forgrove horizontal wrapping machines will be handled out of Lancaster PA and Richmond VA. —Packaging Aids Corp. (San Rafael CA) has purchased the assets of TechnaSeal/Vertrod (Livermore CA). —Barry-Wehmiller (Cuyahoga Falls OH) has added Marquip (Phillips WI) to its family of companies. —DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (Clinton IA) has acquired all of RPC Technology’s (Hayward CA) Broadbeam® technology covering electron beam processors. —Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago IL) has completed the purchase of an Atlanta GA preprint facility from Advance Packaging Corp. (Atlanta GA). —Amcor (Melbourne Australia) will construct a new plastic closure plant in Ontario CA. —Cargill Dow LLC (Minnetonka MN) and Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (New York NY) will collaborate on the further business development of PLA a polymer made from annually renewable resources. Cargill Dow opened a new plant in Blair NE to produce polylactide or PLA polymers. —Bradman Lake (Brislington Bristol England) has entered into a mfg. and marketing agreement with Propack Processing and Packaging Systems Inc. (Toronto Ontario Canada). —Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP (Houston TX) has created a new branding system for its line of polyethylene products called CPChem which will help integrate the core products of Chevron and Phillips Petroleum Co. (Houston TX) into two major product families. —Tocco/Feco (Boaz AL) has acquired all intangible assets of Moco Thermal Industries (Romlus MI). —Owens-Illinois Inc. (Toledo OH) is shifting PET development to its headquarters and is retiring the names of two of its major subsidiaries: Continental PET Technologies Inc. and Owens-Brockway Plastic Products Inc

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