Powered rollers and photoelectric sensors are networked by computer throughout 11ꯠ' of retrofitted conveyor used to direct mail within the U.S. Postal Service's Carol Stream, IL, facility. Noise levels, maintenance costs and electrical consumption are all reduced.
Congress has picked up the pace on FDA reform, with legislation moving in both the House and Senate. Strongly backed by food manufacturers is language in the Senate bill providing that health claims on food labels would be presumed to be authorized if the claim is based on, and consistent with, findings of a federal health agency or of the National Academy of Sciences.
ACalifornia State Dept. of Conservation study of that state's beverage container recycling law recommends changes that would simplify the way the bottle deposits fund recycling, potentially reducing paperwork for packagers.
Part two of our exclusive look at recycled-content plastic packaging reports how some packagers justify using recycled resin, even in down markets. Plus, evidence that the "closing the loop" issue won't go away soon.