In Europe, comprehensive legislation for reducing, recovering and recycling packaging waste became a reality on December 14 when the European Union Council of Ministers and the European Parliament adopted a directive on all packaging and packaging waste.
When Minnesota-based K-Tel Intl. introduced its KleenSilver plus(TM) tarnish remover system-sold internationally through retail, direct response television and catalog-they tested a polyethylene bag for packaging the system's powdered activator.
Keeping medical device directions outside of a sterilized package lets a healthcare professional read up before opening the package. Luther Medical's patented tray design holds scrolled instructions outside the pack for its catheters.
"We have been fighting a defensive battle for a long time," said Richard Thornburg, director of government relations for the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), in assessing the impact of the November elections.
Clamco's (Cleveland, OH) Model 6600 automatic L sealer wraps a wide variety of products up to 6" high at speeds to 40 packages/min. Conveyor, sealing head, sealing jaw and film advance speeds are adjustable.
December 31, 1994
"We wanted to make sure that if this package was the only communication a consumer got, the product just might sell itself." So says product manager Mark Younce of Jerome Foods in describing what the Barron, WI-based turkey processor wanted from the packaging it designed for a lien extention of The Turkey Store® products.