Designed primarily for glass bottles, the Mecafill VKP filling system from Krones (Franklin, WI) combines a mechanical valve system with pneumatic functions to provide users with accurate and even fill levels.
The Delta line Series 6128 gross weigh bagger from Bemis Packaging Machinery (Minneapolis, MN) is a two-stage gravity filler that can handle paper, poly, and woven poly bags of all sizes at speeds to 10 bags/min.
R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) has completed the first of a new series of form/fill/seal machines designed to meet full ISO metric standards. Developed from the company's Pouch King model, the PK4000 has linear web speeds of 100 m (328')/min, and can run at speeds to 1곚 sachets/min, using 80 mm (3.2") wide sachets.
Polypropylene bottle earns top award by providing functionality and contact clarity for cocktail mixes sold for on-premise use. Other easy-to-use containers also won awards, as did containers differentiated by decoration.
The Composite Can and Tube Institute (Alexandria, VA) has released its 1996 Industry Directory. The directory is a comprehensive source of manufacturers of the composite can and tube industry throughout the world, as well as member company suppliers to the industry.
Called a pilot line, Sonoco's new nonround paperboard canister fabricating line at Hartsville, SC, will keep Lipton and others supplied. European forming technology and paper bottom sealing rounds off Lipton's rectangular shape.
About all Scott Stevenson and Bijan Hosseini knew about sunscreen before they launched Newport Beach, CA-based Solar Gear, Inc., was that the greasy residue it left on their hands after use interfered with their outdoor activities, including surfing, golfing and fishing.
Myers Container Corp. (Emeryville, CA) and Container Management Services, a div. of Western Drums, Inc., (Hayward, CA) have merged their reconditioning operations, now known as Container Management Services, LLC.
A new rectangular paperboard can, new graphics, new glass jars, even some product reformulation, are all part of a major remake for Lipton powdered iced tea mix. New Natural Brew line aims at ready-to-drink market.