Most companies that participated in Packaging World’s vendor consolidation survey encouraged partnership arrangements with suppliers. All respondents expect better price and service, but others seek on-site technical help, supply guarantees and materials price hedging opportunities.
Water-based maintenance coatings from Burke Industrial (Vancouver, WA) are said to improve wear resistance and enhance worker safety. Pigmented with Alloy 316 stainless-steel flakes, coatings are said to form an impermeable stainless-steel surface on machinery.
This medical device maker says goodbye to extra labels and replaces them with on-line, thermal-transfer printing on lidding material. Print now includes important symbols required by customers overseas.