As sales of its synthetic oil soared, Amsoil found prelabeled bottles too costly to buy and store. A labeler that applies labels in-line to the HDPE bottles saves $50ꯠ a year, frees space for finished goods and virtually eliminates skewed labels.
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This year speculation around the world says that steel may regain an appreciable part of the beverage can market it lost to aluminum-thanks to steel's favorable costs. European trend may presage a similar shift in the U.S. in the next few years.
Korab Eng.'s (Los Angeles, CA) new pouch machine fills liquid and viscous products at ambient temperatures to 210°F. The Korab® D-18 produces four-side sealed pouches with most types of heat-sealable films in sizes from 1"x 1" to 6" x 9".
Klockner Pentaplast's (Gordons-ville, VA) new Pentastat(TM) SC 660/05C is a clear, rigid, static-dissipative vinyl film for clamshell packaging of electronic products, offering more consistent electro-static (ESD) properties than the Pentastat SC 660/05 it will replace.
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.
J.L. Clark (Rockford, IL): Gregory Gann, vp operations; Walt Pietruch, dir. of engineering, metal operations; Jay Defenbaugh, dir. of sales, collapsible tube div.; Ellen Spicuzza, sales rep., collapsible tube div.