Equipment that automatically feeds ends to can seamers helps Mexico City-based La Coste"a meet rising demand for its chili peppers. The feeders also save 70% in labor costs and improve overall efficiency at a two-year-old plant.
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Presented by Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, Packaging World, The Freeman Cos., and Nordson Corp., the October 12 fundraising golf tournament in Henderson, NV, raised $50ꯠ for PMMI's Education & Training Foundation.
Development of packaging materials and containers and the graphics that go on them are the functions most often outsourced, say Packaging World readers. However, packaging machinery selection, packaging line design and integration all make the Top Ten.
Looking to emulate a recent innovation popular in beer cans, Westford, MA-based Veryfine Products in September began shipping its 18 varieties of Veryfine and Chillers brands with a large-opening end (LOE).
In an effort to reduce errors on food labels, the Food Safety and Inspection Service's Food Labeling Division (FLD) said all label-approval applications will be seen by two FLD reviewers instead of one.
For the fifth straight year at 3M's (St. Paul, MN) Scotchban(TM) Innovation Awards, converters, paper mills and packaged goods manufacturers were honored for the way their paper and paperboard materials showed innovation or sensitivity to environmental concerns.
The prestigious Diamond Award of the eleventh annual DuPont Awards went to Continental PET Technologies (Florence, KY). CPT was honored for the high-barrier 400-mL (13.524-oz) polyethylene terephthalate single-serve bottle it developed for Atlanta-based Coca-Cola.