State governors would be able to restrict the import of out-of-state garbage under a bill passed by the Senate and under consideration in the House. Until now, the courts have considered garbage to be interstate commerce that only Congress can regulate.
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BP Chemicals Inc. (Cleveland, OH) and Asahi Chemical of Japan have entered into an agreement with the China Petrochemical International Co. to license acrylonitrile technology for two production plants in China.
Packaging has been called a chess game without checkmate-never ending, always evolving-reflecting the changing demands of product manufacturers who, in turn, are trying to satisfy the needs of the consuming public.
A literature sheet describing the Mr. Deblister(TM) product recovery system is now available from Gemel Precision Tool (Ivyland, PA). The deblistering machine can remove a variety of products, including liquid gels, caplets and tablets from blister cards at speeds to 3길/hr.
Skavenger(TM) sorbent preforms from Multiform Desiccants (Buffalo, NY) offer good adsorption capacity in a small, compact design for applications including transistors, semiconductors, electronic equipment and some pharmaceuticals.
Green-Tek (Edgerton, WI) has developed dual-ovenable, micro-waveable and freezer compatible trays made of CPET. These thermally stable trays can withstand 40° to 400°F and are available in black or white.