Packaging machinery spending by U.S. manufacturers this year will likely rise by up to 3% more than it did in 1997. Strong investment is expected from personal care and household/industrial chemical markets.
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Automated Production Systems' (New Freedom, PA) high-speed conveyor and accumulation system can handle up to 470 bottles/min. The system offers an automatic pallet handling system, complete line-speed modulation and pressureless combining.
Paper Converting Machinery Co. (Green Bay, WI) announced it has an intl. agreement with Italconverting (Lucca, Italy), which positions PCMC as Italconverting's sales and marketing team for North America, Latin America, Australia and the Far East.
MRM Elgin's (Menomonie, WI) Versa-Cap capper applies plastic or metal continuous-thread caps onto plastic, metal or glass containers at speeds to 240 caps/min, depending on cap and bottle size, material and spacing.
In recent years, Packaging World and other publications have reported on current news and applications where the properties of metallocene-based resins have enhanced the performance of packaging materials.
Perfecseal (Philadelphia, PA) introduces PerfecFlex® Ice(TM), a forming film for medical packaging made from coextruded PE and nylon resins. The 2-mil film provides superior strength and puncture-resistance to protect against package failure and pin holes typically caused by devices shifting inside the cavity of the package.