Private-label motor oil customers seek better bottle codes and bar codes on cases. Packer siezes opportunity to upgrade to a networked system using wax-based inks that help plant achieve pollution cutbacks.
Packaging faces a digital crossroads, with an opportunity ahead for packagers, if they seize it. At the February 1999 OMAC Users Group meeting, several packaging end-users indicated an interest in standardizing motion controls for packaging.
Solutions 99 is the educational conference that will be part of Pack Expo Las Vegas, Oct. 18 to 20. Three mornings of seminars feature the latest topics in packaging. Pre-registration deadlines for the conference and for the show are Sept. 27.
With its February introduction of Perform(TM), PowerBar Inc. believes it has an attention-grabbing package that will stand out from the competition. Clad in a striking label, the bottle is also uniquely tactile.