Last year, U.S. linerboard capacity reached 24.2 million tons, posting a 5.9% gain over 1994 (see chart, below left). About one-fifth of this larger-than-expected increase was attributable to swing machines that switched from kraft paper to linerboard, and from new machinery producing at high rates, according to Thomas E.
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced two more steps toward deregulation of the meat and poultry industry. As of July 1, the burden of approval is reduced and labeling responsibility reverts back to companies.
Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ) has released a new brochure that details the technical services provided in-house for the design, tooling, production and finishing of pharmaceutical, personal care, food and chemical specialties packaging.
Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) has redesigned its TOPAS® f/f/s system to increase productivity of up to 1겨 bags/hr. In addition to free-flowing bulk goods, such as plastic resins, fertilizers and chemicals, the system can now accommodate difficult-to-handle products such as PVC powders.
Winners of the 1995 National Paperboard Packaging Competition, sponsored by the Washington, DC-based Paperboard Packaging Council, were announced March 25 (see page 42 for feature coverage of one of the winners).
Distinguished packaging for perfume "duplicates" creates an air of a well-established presence for new manufacturer/marketer d'essence. Impressive results merited an award from the Paperboard Packaging Council.
Wulftec's (Ayer's Cliff, Quebec, Canada) NTPS pre-stretch film carriage reduces film consumption. Its components require no threading, and pre-stretch rollers resist cuts, scuffing, pitting and surface deterioration from chemical contamination.
The one pervasive element of the repackaging program is a new graphics approach for all its products. "We wanted to provide product and packaging innovation to the tea category, while giving a more unified branding look to the line," says Pam Aulisi, Lipton's manager of package design.
Polypropylene bottle earns top award by providing functionality and contact clarity for cocktail mixes sold for on-premise use. Other easy-to-use containers also won awards, as did containers differentiated by decoration.