Allen-Bradley controls have been added to Circle's (Green Bay, WI) vertical and horizontal f/f/s systems for packaging liquids, powders, moist towelettes, medical devices and other small, rigid products in 4-side-sealed pouches.
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Klockner Pentaplast of America (Gordonsville, VA) has opened a new packaging technology center at its headquarters location. The center has two separate sections: one for pharmaceutical applications, the other for food, medical device, static control and general thermoforming applications.
Purchasing plans for packaging machinery will outpace inflation in '99, says a survey conducted for PMMI. Pharmaceutical/medical and beverage businesses see biggest gains, while three industries expect declines.
Arnitel® grade film from from DSM Engineering (Evansville, IN) is a thermoplastic elastomer based on copolyether-esters. Develop-ed specifically for the monolithic and breathable film and coatings market, the target applications for this film include packaging for surgical drapes and gowns, and wound coverings.