The top award in container distributors competition was won by a coextruded drug bottle that keeps out light and moisture. Other winners display distributor prowess in technology, decorating and sourcing of components that meet packager needs.
To give consumers a sealed and reclosable bag, candy and snack maker Golden Stream adds new compact zipper applicator onto an existing form/fill/seal line. Savings vs preapplied bags and an option to run nonzipper webs keeps company as flexible as its packaging.
IWK's (Fairfield, NJ) Model TFS 20 tube filling machinery offers quick-release interlocking parts designed to accommodate design variations. Allows quick changeovers with only 14 replaceable tubeholder cups and related product contact parts.
FPA '94 competition winners created specialized packs: a child-resistant, easy-open bag and a recloseable handle bag for insecticides; a flexible wrapper for a rare crystal block; and a special bag containing a tarnish preventer for shipping jewelry.
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.
The BM-A f/f/s machine from CSD Intl. (Shelburne Falls, MA) is designed for blister packaging of small- and medium-sized products. With production speeds to 25 cycles/min, it is suitable for hand loading or integration with a production mach-ine.
Free-Flow Packaging (Red-wood City, CA) has introduced 8PAK(TM), a reusable PS loose fill. Cushions both heavy and fragile items. Can be used in a variety of industries, as a finished product or by converters or expanders.