Bottles made from Petrothene® LS 9020-46 HDPE resin from Millennium Petrochemicals Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) are said to have about three times the gloss and better crack resistance compared to bottles made with standard HDPE.
Start-up company Dr. McDougall's Right Foods had lofty targets for packaging speed and accuracy. So it invested heavily in sophisticated packaging equipment before it even had a product ready for the marketplace.
Winlon® Release Sheets from Winzen Film (Dallas, TX) are an alternative to coated paper sheets and are approved by the USDA and FDA. The sheets are available from 0.5 to 0.8 mil and in standard sizes from 7.5" x 7.5" to 22" x 28", as well as custom thicknesses and sizes.
Honey Baked Hams, Inc. of Irvine, CA, agreed to change its package labeling as part of a negotiated settlement of a civil suit arising from a complaint by the Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health.
Union Camp (Wayne, NJ) is now offering metallocene LLDPE film converted into finished bags or rollstock. The metallocene film can be used for heavy-duty shipping sacks, form/fill/seal packaging or bags for frozen products.
Stlzle-Oberglas (Scotch Plains, NJ) offers a complete line of new dropper-type bottles and dispensing fitments. The cylindrical bottles are made in stock sizes from 5 mL to 100 mL and are supplied with closures and dropper assemblies that fit the containers' standard 18-mm neck finishes.
Clear and lightweight, a 16-oz PET container for single-serve milk products is now available from QDC Plastic Container (Lansing, MI). The resealable bottle is available with Portola Packaging's (San Jose, CA) 38-mm NEPCO Clement snap-on neck closure.
North American exporters to the European Community (EC), who already must contend with some 20 different packaging laws, may face yet another EC mandate, currently under consideration by the European Commission, according to Recycling Laws Intl.
A plastics recycling bill has been introduced in the Massachusetts state Senate that would, if passed, doom the sale of most plastic packaging. The bill bans plastic packaging for consumer products unless at least 80% of Massachusetts residents have access to plastics recycling facilities by December 31, 2000.