Companies:Pro Mach, Inc. has acquired Allpax Products, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of sterilization, material handling and automated controls systems for food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. The acquisition will add retort and sterilization capabilities to Pro Mach's diverse portfolio of packaging equipment solutions.
An organization called the U.S. PET Resin Producers Coalition in late March filed petitions with the United States Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission requesting an investigation of unfair trade practices by PET resin producers in India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Taiwan.
Shrink labels are helping Nestlé dress up its high-density polyethylene containers of Coffee-Mate non-dairy creamers, and Nesquik, Rolo, and CoffeeCrisp ready-to-drink milk beverages recently introduced in Canada.
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eWinWin(www.ewinwin.com), an enabler of group buying, achieved its first transaction in the packaging field. In the eWinWin group-buying model, the more buyers that sign up to buy from a given supplier in a specific transaction, the lower the price based on a discount schedule worked out in advance by the seller.
California film and bag maker/converter invests in its future with an eight-color central impression flexo press that expands its opportunities. Press helps Friedman Bag retain the business of Pillsbury spinoff Potandon Produce.
Nutrition supplement marketer Natrol of Chatsworth, CA, gained numerous benefits last fall when it eliminated containers made of glass, high-density polyethylene or polystyrene in favor of polyethylene terephthalate.
Bottles of Clearly Canadian® flavored sparkling water donned full-body shrink sleeves last month in an attempt to grab consumer attention. Clearly Canadian swapped its trademark 11-oz, ACL-decorated blue bottle for a taller, sleeker 14-oz clear glass version with a colorful shrink sleeve.
Videojet Systems Intl., Inc. (Wood Dale, IL) has changed its name to Marconi Data Systems Inc. The name change supports the recent rebranding of Videojets parent group from GEC to Marconi plc.Power Packaging (St.
In adding Anew Day Force, an advanced "vertical lifting lotion," to its premium line of Anew skin-care products, New York-based Avon could have specified a glass jar similar to the one used for Anew Night Force lotion.
Chemical resistance, clarity and high gloss-these are the characteristics that Pacific Chemical Co. of Seoul, South Korea, wanted in the injection-molded closures that adorn its IOPE line of upscale skin care products.
Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN): Thomas J. Stevens, business unit director, container plastic business, North America; Murray R. Deal, business unit manager, container plastic business, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Accu-Sort Systems (Telford, PA) and Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) have entered into a worldwide licensing agreement whereby Accu-Sort will manufacture and market scanners for use with Eastman's NIRF inks.
In an on-site container production partnership first, bottle maker Schmalbach-Lubeca leases a portion of AquaPenn's facility to reheat and blow PET preforms into bottles that AquaPenn fills at the same site.
Billed as the world's largest plastics exposition this year, NPE 1997 expects more than 1귔 exhibitors and 75ꯠ visitors at Chicago's McCormick Place between June 16 and 20. A technology-oriented conference program focusing on plastics trends will feature at least 100 industry experts.
United Distillers saves $400ꯠ in freight and corrugated costs by purchasing bottles in bulk rather than in reshippers, and by shipping outgoing product in a Bliss-style case rather than the reshipper. New depalletizer, case erectors, case taper and inspection systems boost efficiency on 1.75-L spirits line.
Special thermoformed packaging for a medical device from Medex of Dublin, OH, is designed so that clinicians in a non-sterile environment can open the package and present its contents to surgical staff in a sterile operating room without compromising the product's sterility.
Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) opened its first Latin American Eastapak PET plant in Cosoleacaque, Veracruz, Mexico; Eastman broke ground for another Eastapak PET plant in Zarate, Argentina; it will also build a new plant in Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to produce PET for containers and PTA, a raw material used to produce PET.
Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) is planning to build a polyester copolymer plant with about 30ꯠ metric tons annual capacity in Kuantan, Malaysia; Eastman will build a 120ꯠ-metric-ton PET plant at San Roque, Spain.
The four primary goals of packaging-product protection, identification, dispensing and merchandising-won't change in the 21st century. But as we near that milestone, the market forces that more subtly affect packaging are evolving.
Keeping medical device directions outside of a sterilized package lets a healthcare professional read up before opening the package. Luther Medical's patented tray design holds scrolled instructions outside the pack for its catheters.