Patented EZ-Valve® system from Paper Systems (Des Moines, IA) consists of a reclosable valve heat-sealed to a bulk container liner. Both components are made of PE that's FDA-approved as a food grade material.
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Developed to prevent static discharge when handling paints, solvents, chemicals and other flammable materials, ValuLiner® 5H Antistatic Pail Pals(TM) from New England Plastics (Woburn, MA) generate less than 5 kv.
The Pentener® from BFGoodrich (Cleveland, OH) is an intermediate bulk container designed for hazardous materials or bulk products. Made of Telene(TM), a corrosion-resistant, lightweight polymer, the Pentener IBC is molded with steel support inserts for strength.
Packagers worrying about the availability of recycled polyethylene terephthalate resin will likely be encouraged by the announcement last month that a new process for recycling post-consumer PET has been developed by United Resource Recovery Corp.
Technology Container (Shrews-bury, MA) has developed a line of hexagonal corrugated drums made of 275-lb double-wall corrugated. For use in applications requiring more strength than four-sided boxes, the one-piece drums store flat and are easy to assemble.
The EZ Cover(TM) by Ropak (Fullerton, CA) features a TE tear tab and peel strip for rigid plastic pails that can be removed without tools. Available for Ropak's square and round pails, with or without a flowed-in gasket.
This haircare producer begins filling creme relaxer into nestable yogurt-style cups with freshness seals. The switch from traditional jars not only keeps the product fresh, it aids in product display as well.