On this bottled water line, one of two robots from Custom Metal Designs depalletizes bagged layers of 1-gal containers and places them onto the infeed of the debagging system. The output of each of the twin units is nearly two LDPE-bagged layers/min, or a total of 180 containers/min.
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At this canner of tomatoes, tomato sauces, canned beans and related products, labeled cans are mechanically grouped in continuous motion in four or six lanes to yield 3x4- (shown) or 4x6-count trays, respectively.
Its an understatement to say Tuesday, September 11, 2001 changed our lives. After an exciting first day at Pack Expo Las Vegas, we all awoke early Tuesday morning with some adrenaline flowing and looked forward to a busy second day at the Sands Convention Center that is until we turned on our TVs and learned of the terrifying attacks on our nation.
An unintended consequence of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States was the interruption of Pack Expo Las Vegas 2001, a trade show that appeared likely to be considerably more successful than had first been hoped.
EXCLUSIVE FROM OUR RECYCLING NEWS PARTNER: Companies that ignore European packaging "takeback" laws could face fines or lawsuits in a new wave or prosecutions next year, according to KPMG U.K, analyst Stephen Oliver, who spoke at the recent Take It Back! conference in Arlington, VA. Click logo for full article.
Following on the heels of its recently launched Wizard Scented Oil plug-in air freshener, Wayne, NJ-based Reckitt Benckiser called on LAM Design Associates (Pleasantville, NY) to expand on its design and create a distinctive look for the entire line of “air care” products.
Since its redesign last year, sales for the Albers corn meal product line have increased considerably. The Nestlé USA company turned to Enterprise IG (San Francisco, CA) to revitalize the image Albers has cultivated since it introduced its product line in the 1920s.
The Sony minidiscs that use biodegradable packaging (see PW, August 01, p. 90) are recordable audio discs, not computer discs as reported, points out Cris Shiffler, packaging engineer for Nu Skin Intl.
interpack 2002 is completely sold out. Scheduled April 24 through 30, 2002, interpack will include 2겥 exhibitors from 51 countries in more than 1.9 million sq of exhibit space at 17 halls at Düsseldorf, Germanys fairgrounds.