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Recycling reports to be filed in California

Food industry organizations will help members comply with requirements of a California law requiring recycling of rigid plastic containers sold in the state.
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Filling in container corners adds convenience

New space-efficient rectangular 5-gal jug helps C.A.R. Products improve filling and handling. Convenience for end users helps boost sales by 10%.
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U.S. packaging rules square with UN recommendations

Performance-oriented packaging regs for hazardous material shipping are more sweeping than simply shifting to United Nations standards. Some changes relating to drum packages are being criticized.
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Automation times six at Apotex

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Software systems 'pop' big savings for Weaver

Computer software helps Weaver Popcorn improve pallet patterns and downsize corrugated shippers. The result is savings of thousands in freight and material costs.
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Vertical cartoner

The Clybourn Spectrum Series vertical cartoner from Sasib (Skokie, IL) reaches speeds to 300 containers/min. Accommodates a range of carton sizes with centers from 3" to 24".
An ARS worker prepares a radiator for shipment. The converter folds kraft paper in a way that creates air pockets, which prov
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Radiator maker warms up to paper

Faced with new General Motors' specifications for paper-based packing materials, this automotive supplier found a dunnage system that is both environmentally friendly and economical.
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Single-piece drum

Sonoco Products, Industrial Container Div. (Hartsville, SC), introduces a single-piece 55-gal drum with a concave center sump for optimal drainability of 100 ml or less.
American Ingredients began using intermediate bulk containers instead of steel drums for shipments of its cooking oils to custom
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American Ingredients 'sells' disposability

The replacement of steel drums with a biodegradable, corrugated intermediate bulk container surprises American Ingredients with extra benefits in production and sales.
The customized slave pallet, shown above left and below, provides an assembly base for the sterilizer. Pieces of the sterilizer
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Multiple materials protect international shipments

Amsco integrates fabricated and molded foam, corrugated and plywood to protect $35ꯠ medical sterilizer. Along with absorbing shock and providing cushioning, the new pack also provides an assembly base.

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