The End-User Committee of the Technical Assn. of the Paper and Pulp Industry will interface with corrugated paperboard people in Chicago for Pack Expo, Nov. 7 to 11, via a Virtual Classroom connection.
Andy Kerr(above) is a Development Technician specializing in corrugated packaging at Eastman Kodak, and he’s been re-elected chairman of the End User Advisory Committee at the Technical Assn. of the Pulp and Paper Industry. Here, Andy talks about the RFID program held recently at TAPPI’s October conference in Dallas.
Produced by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, the Conference at Pack Expo runs from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 6. Here’s the line-up. For session abstracts, go to http://pei2002.packexpo.com.
Ramsey Technology (Minneapolis, MN), has changed its name to Thermo Ramsey as part of a new corporate identity strategy; Goring Kerr (Minneapolis, MN) has changed its name to Thermo Goring Kerr; Allen Coding Systems (Minneapolis, MN) has changed its name to Thermo Allen Coding USA.
As youve doubtlessly seen by now, this April issue of Packaging World comes with a bonus, a supplement called Net Sourcing. Produced by PW editors under the guidance of Dave Newcorn, director of new media, this publication is devoted to exploring how manufacturers can purchase packaging materials and machines via the Internet.
Coated monolayer PET bottles are replacing glass for 16-juice drinks, juice cocktails and 100% juices. FDA-approved coating is said to cost less than multilayer barrier bottles. The heat-set PET bottles will be sold in vending and C-store channels nationwide.
Canadian dairy products marketer Natrel is the first North American user of an ultra-high-temperature processing/aseptic filling line. The process permits Natrel to launch single-serve milks and shakes with a 90-day refrigerated shelf life.
Producers of child-resistant packaging are invited to submit their product names for an index list to be included in the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) revision of D 3475, Standard Classification of Child-Resistant Packages.
Ramsey-Thermo Sentron (Minneapolis, MN) has agreed to acquire Goring Kerr (Windsor, U.K.), Best Inspection (Welwyn, Garden City, U.K.) and Allen Coding & Marking Systems (Redditch, U.K.) from Smiths Industries PLC (London, England, U.K.).
Ott Food Products used a pressure-sensitive, multi-panel coupon label and a special cap liner on its bottled dressings and barbecue sauces to promote the hottest tourist destination in its marketing area.
When El Paso Chile Co. of El Paso, TX, started shipping its dips and salsa, it used a conventional continuous-thread closure on its glass jar. Its chief appeal was a deep skirt that allowed room for plenty of graphics.
Start-up company Dr. McDougall's Right Foods had lofty targets for packaging speed and accuracy. So it invested heavily in sophisticated packaging equipment before it even had a product ready for the marketplace.