Industry watch


Industrial Dynamics/filtec opened new offices in Ontario, Canada; Manila, Philippines; and Bogota, Columbia.

WeighPack Systems, Inc., opened a Mid-West Systems Center in Chicago, IL. Mark Conforti was promoted to branch manager of the facility.

Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., opened a 110,000 sq-ft facility in Vernon, CA, which includes extrusion and thermoforming capabilities as well as a distribution center.

Effective February 1, 2009, Plastic Suppliers will no longer distribute Dow Window Films, and will instead be offering PWF A/S (Polyflex Window Film) and EarthFirst® PLA to the window envelope market.

Ampac Flexibles, Ampac Packaging LLC installed a new Totani pouching machine in its Elk Grove Village, IL, facility to increase the output of flexible pouches, including standard three-side seal, stand-up, and retort pouches.



George Armstrong joined Collins Ink Corp. to sell solvent-based, continuous ink-jet ink fluids to the commercial/industrial printing markets, with an emphasis on establishing packaging related business.

Jeff Brown was appointed business development leader, food and beverage market for Multisorb Technologies.

NanoGuaradian™, div. of NanoInk® appointed John Glover, DPA, to its Security Advisory Board.

Ken Austen has been named the North- east regional sales manager for ESS Technologies, Inc.

Greg Spillman joined JLS Automation as manager of operations.

Magnus Ekerot was named managing director for Beijer Electronics Products AB.

Stephen Mohr was appointed director of packaging-marketing for Unisource Worldwide, Inc.

Randy Roberts was appointed regional account manager for Norwood Marking Systems/Allen Coding Systems.

Steve Wirrig was appointed managing director, primary packaging and prescription business for Rexam.

Alcan Packaging has named Diane Frisch vice president of Human Resources and Communications, Food Americas; she’s also been named vice president of Human Resources, Global Pharmaceutical Packaging.

Chris Curtis assumed the managerial responsibility of Schneider Electric’s Global Building Automation and Renewable business.



Colbert Packaging Corp. is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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