Alcoa Closure Systems (Indiana-polis, IN) has introduced the Intelli-Torq capping system. For use with both lined and linerless plastic closures on glass or plastic bottles, the sys-tem en-sures consistent re-moval torques and proper sealing with a variety of closure/ container combinations.
On November 2, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a final ruling requiring packagers of hot dogs, bologna, and sausage to be more forthcoming in the ingredients statement if their products contain chicken or turkey meat.
Upstart cap molder Acadiana Plastics Manufacturing outfitted its injection molders with hot runner manifolds and a quick-change mold system for faster cycles, quick changeover and better quality PP caps.
Cap Snap (San Jose, CA) has extended its line of 38-mm plastic closures to include a foil-lined cap. The Foil-Lined STN closure provides added freshness and security while retaining original features of the STN cap.
Food packaging is, at least, a $60 billion business in the United States. It makes up the largest chunk of our $102.3 billion packaging market. That's a pretty big number- larger than most other estimates we've seen of the U.S.
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