A universal tube gauge for aluminum and plastic squeeze tubes is now available from Victor Tube (Pittsburgh, PA). It can determine diameters for crimped and filled or open and unfilled tubes, as well as tube lengths and orifice sizes.
Filtertek, Inc. (Hebron, IL) is integrating its thermoform companies: Robinson Industries (Huntley, IL), Fuzere Manufacturing Inc. (Stockton, CA), Fuzere Midwest (Huntley, IL) will be known as Tek Packaging Group (Huntley, IL).
Walnut Industries (Bensalem, PA) now offers a 4-page brochure on the Ty-Gard freight restraint system. It describes how the 15" wide bands of industrial fiber-reinforced material adhere to vehicle walls via Ty-Bond, a dry, high-strength adhesive with minimal peel resistance.
Volpak's S-240 horizontal pouch machine is available from Raymond Automation (Norwalk, CT). Using rollstock, it creates stand-up pouches with a straw inserted inside the pouch instead of affixed on the outside.
The BULKAIR® conveying system packaging station is a high-volume loose fill dispensing machine from Free-Flow Packaging (Redwood City, CA). Individually designed to meet specific requirements, from overhead gravity-fed systems to high-volume, semi-automatic systems.
A new study on the costs and benefits of a national bottle bill conducted for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded that the social benefits of deposit legislation would slightly outweigh the costs-provided a least-cost system were adopted.