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Materials Product Brief

TE bulk container

The EZ Stor(TM) bulk container from Ropak (Fullerton, CA) is an 8-gal, TE container designed to carry and store a wide variety of dry products. Built-in hand grips and a hinged or nonhinged reclosable EZ Cover(TM) allow the container to be opened by means of a pull-tab and peel strip.
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Materials Product Brief

Intermediate bulk container

The Pentener® from BFGoodrich (Cleveland, OH) is an intermediate bulk container designed for hazardous materials or bulk products. Made of Telene(TM), a corrosion-resistant, lightweight polymer, the Pentener IBC is molded with steel support inserts for strength.
Controls Product Brief

Antistatic pail liners

Developed to prevent static discharge when handling paints, solvents, chemicals and other flammable materials, ValuLiner® 5H Antistatic Pail Pals(TM) from New England Plastics (Woburn, MA) generate less than 5 kv.
Materials Product Brief

Valve and liner system

Patented EZ-Valve® system from Paper Systems (Des Moines, IA) consists of a reclosable valve heat-sealed to a bulk container liner. Both components are made of PE that's FDA-approved as a food grade material.
Materials Product Brief

Weigh bagger

WeighPack Systems (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) offers machines for efficient and accurate bagging of fresh, processed or frozen foods from less than 1/2 oz to 50 lb into a variety of bags, cartons, jars or trays.
A customized vf/f/s system (top) produces pouches holding liquids as thin as water to sauces laden with particulates as shown ab
Feature Article

Pouches, vf/f/s system add sizzle to sauce sales

Vf/f/s system helps Fontina Foods increase sales threefold and expand its product line for foodservice/institutional customers. Eight-month equipment payback is projected due to selling product in flexible pouches rather than HDPE pails.
Materials Product Brief

Semi-automatic case sealers

The CP-333 and CP-344 semi-automatic carton sealers from Central Products (Menasha, WI) are suited for clothing and furniture manufacturers who seal lightweight, bulky packages.
Improvements in materials and machines helped Kraft Canada reduce leakers on zippered cheese packs
Feature Article

Team effort builds a better zipper

Continuous Improvement Teams at Kraft Canada wouldn't rest until the leaker rate on the firm's zippered reclosable cheese packs was firmly under control.

Beyond the 'pail'

Regulatory reformers on Capitol Hill are fond of citing ludicrous examples of government agencies attempting to regulate away every potential problem. Sometimes these stories are apocryphal.
Feature Article

Transpack 95 packs a punch

Symposium on transport packaging focuses on the increasing sophistication of this aspect of packaging. Hazardous material shipments top a host of regulatory concerns.


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