The Ron Hayter Awards, for plastic packaging designed with environmental impact in mind, were announced November 8. Sponsored by the Environment and Plastics Institute of Canada (EPIC), headquartered in Don Mills, Ontario, Canada, the awards program is in its fifth year.
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.
Amsco integrates fabricated and molded foam, corrugated and plywood to protect $35ꯠ medical sterilizer. Along with absorbing shock and providing cushioning, the new pack also provides an assembly base.
Winners of the 1994 AmeriStar Package awards were announced November 12 at a reception held in conjunction with Pack Expo in Chicago. Sponsored by the Herndon, VA-based Institute of Packaging Professionals, recipients in the Industrial Category included a multi-compartment paperboard container for pressure transmitters and a polycarbonate suspension system for silicon wafers.
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.
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).