American Packaging Corporation Extrusion Laminating & Coating facility located in Rochester, NY today has announced that it has received ISO 14001:2004 registration for its Environmental Management Systems
I recently posed the following question to the LinkedIn group known as Packaging Machinery: Considering how often we hear that an open-architecture approach in controls platforms is a desirable thing when it comes to building packaging machines, do you agree or disagree; and if open architecture is such a good idea, who benefits from it-- machine builder or machine buyer?
Guest editorial: the biggest packaging show on earth is also among the
most influential. Plenty of corporate packaging machinery buyers from
the Fortune 500 attend. Why do only 10% of North American OEMs exhibit
By John Kowal
Global Marketing Manager
End users are beginning in earnest to throw out single vendor specs, citing need to align automation supplier capabilities with business strategies and foster innovations in packaging machine design. Packagers who’ve opened their control specs experience reduced delivery times, cost savings and performance guarantees.
Packaging Strategies announces that U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Al Frink will deliver the Keynote Address at 2005 Summit Meeting, March 29-31, 2005. Packaging World is proud to be the exclusive media sponsor for this key event.
Rochester Institute of Technology packaging science program will receive $90ꯠ in grants from American Packaging Corp. to support graduate research in RIT’s Integrated Plastics Center of the College of Applied Science and Technology.
On April 30, Alcan Inc. inaugurated the “Alcan Packaging Technology Center,” which integrates the global company’s North American packaging resources into a single development center in Aurora, IL. It combines Alcan’s Packaging and Rolled Products technical groups to better serve its North American customers in both rigid and flexible applications, according to Armin Weinhold, president of Alcan Packaging.
–Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL) has named Alex Piagnarelli director of sales and marketing. –Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) appointed Martin Prakken, Bruce Larson, and James Anderson to 4-year terms on its board of directors.
Both the product and package for Gillette for Women Venus razor achieve new levels of consumer convenience. An easy-open blister pack with an unusual collar highlights the razor, while cartridges are hermetically sealed in easy-open cups.
Pack Expo displays the technology of the future at McCormick Place, November 8 to 12. Together with the International Exposition for Food Processors, attendees will roam 1.2 million sq' of exhibits, making it the largest North American packaging show ever.
North American Packaging Corp. (Atlanta, GA) has reached an agreement with Park-Ohio, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) to purchase Bennett Industries (Peotone, IL) for approximately $50 million; also its Story City, IA, Consumer and Industrial Bag Div.
American Packaging Corp. (Rochester, NY) has entered into a partnership with Quality Packaging (Chalfont, PA) to provide the retail and gourmet coffee market with its film packaging and engineering service.
Called a pilot line, Sonoco's new nonround paperboard canister fabricating line at Hartsville, SC, will keep Lipton and others supplied. European forming technology and paper bottom sealing rounds off Lipton's rectangular shape.