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Metallizer, orienter to increase films capacity

New equipment installations will boost the worldwide capacity of the Films Division of Mobil Chemical Co., Pittsford, NY, during 1995.The addition of

Regulatory agencies to see impact of Republican contract

It's already apparent the Republican House of Representatives' Contract with America and other proposals to limit the size of the federal government aren't

Latin American industry remains untapped market

With the recent advent of NAFTA, SAFTA, GATT and the Miami Summit, the industrial world has focused on the many Latin American nations.There is a huge

Empowerment investment required to reap rewards.

You're now empowered is a phrase being heard around many Fortune 500 companies today.Is it fashionable? Yes, it is. However, senior executives want to

Australian firm plans three-year expansion

Jac Australia Pty. Ltd., West Footscray, Australia, has announced it's planning an estimated $25-million capital expenditure and expansion program.The

Crystallizing line starts production in China.

The government-owned Shanghai Chemical Plant's PET crystallizing line began operations in September 1994 to produce X-ray film for the medical industry

Canadian firm constructs pilot polyethylene plant

A Canadian petrochemical and plastic supplier announced plans to construct a $20 million (Canadian) polyethylene pilot plant.Novacor Chemicals Ltd., Calgary,

Ethylene supplier plans production increases

A Cincinnati, OH, company has announced it plans to increase its polyethylene, ethylene and acetic acid production capacities to meet strong market demand.Quantum

Pharmaceutical films designed for protection

Two pharmaceutical grades of fluoropolymer film are available for barrier protection from Allied Signal Plastics, Morristown, NJ.Allied Signal has introduced

Dutch converter expands in worldwide flex-pack market

KNP BT is Holland's largest producer and converter of packaging materials with $6.7 billion in worldwide sales.Their headquarters are located in Hilversum

French plastic bag imports continue to outpace exports.

French imports of polyethylene bags are much higher than the exports of this product, according to Packaging in France, Pira International's market report.The

Quality, waste get action from suppliers of sheeters.

Whether it's eliminating dust in the process or preventing delicate substrates from being scratched, quality has become one of the top concerns in the

Slower growth, continued expansion seen in 1995

The Fed is expected to ratchet up interest rates but not enough to trigger recession. Positive forces outweigh the negatives, according to a chief economist

Waterjet slitting beneficial to this tissue converter.

Improving output while cutting labor costs was among the benefits received when a Wisconsin producer investigated the use of a waterjet-slitting system

Machinery maker shares 60th year with celebration

From three employees and a multistory building in 1934, a Pennsylvania manufacturer of converting machinery has grown to 65 employees working in a modern,

Plan seeks to put corrugated into recycling mainstream

A pilot program designed to be a model for future corrugated-recycling programs in the US and Canada was undertaken after the 1994 holiday season by the


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Antitrust enforcement seen as stronger under Clinton

During the past year and a half, it's become apparent that antitrust enforcement under the Clinton Administration is more vigorous than it was in previous

Controlling costs challenge label stock, liner suppliers

Labels are being asked to meet many demands faster and at a lower cost, including durability, environmental compatability and graphic distinction, and

Innovative uses earn honors from film supplier

Two US and two Canadian packagers were recognized by a film supplier for innovative uses of oriented polypropylene in flexible-packaging and labeling

Traditions fall as prepress moves into electronic age

Electronic prepress is growing up and replacing the traditional prep methods in most graphic-arts applications, including most segments of the converting

Reassessing market brings growth to this converter

Looking at its niche market six years ago brought a Maine converter to realize it needed to expand to maintain growth. The decision to add high-quality

Converter's expansion plan brings clean room for bags.

A Wisconsin custom blown-film and bag converter has been growing steadily for the last several years, primarily because they use low-density polyethylene

Unusual fiber packaging finding worldwide success

A Dutch converter of fiber drums has found a successful way to use recycled newprint in the production of fiber-based containers for a variety of packaging

Direct-mail group introduces green stewardship challenge

A trade association serving direct marketers has embarked on a major campaign to offer a waste- and cost-management tool to its members.The Direct Marketing

Czech exhibition offers look at Eastern European market

P + P '94; the first Czech packaging and converting exhibition, was visited by over 5,000 attendees in the Czech Republic.The exhibition was sponsored

German company develops recovery concept for plastics

A German company has reported developments in the use of gasification in the chemical recycling of plastics waste.According to Rheinbraun AG, Koln, Germany,

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