The size of a household's garbage container seems to be a controlling factor in the amount of waste discarded by that household. So says Dr. William Rathje, professor of archaeology at the University of Arizona, writing in the The ULS Report.
This year's FPA awards recognized converters for packages that permit product viewing--even touching the product--without compromising package integrity. Reclosable and/or stand-up pouches drive into new product categories.
High-cavity tooling and a unique tandem trim operation with special matched-metal cutting dies produce a new inner cover for lipsticks. Shrink label provides security for products sold without blister cards.
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) denied a request by the American Meat Institute (AMI) for a blanket 6-month extension of the August 8, 1995, deadline for revising ingredient labeling standards.
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.