CompaniesNorwood Marking Systems/Allen Coding Systems announced the formation of a distributor agreement between ITW Ltd. and Allen Codiergeräte GmbH. The agreement gives the ITW companies exclusive rights to distribute the coding and marking equipment designed and manufactured by Germany-based Allen Codiergeräte to all the regions of the world not served by Allen Codiergeräte.
COMPANIES Thermo Electron Corp. and Fisher Scientific Intl. Inc. have merged to form Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., creating a provider of products and services in the high-growth life, laboratory, and health sciences industry.
Elected to four-year terms on the Board of Directors at the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute are (from left) John Raterman, vice president North American sales at Nordson Corp.; Glenn Siegele, president of Omega Design Corp.; Randy Spahr, vice president of Packaging Machines Intl.; and Andrew Zucaro, president of Azco Corp.
SWF Companies (Altamonte Springs, FL) has redesigned the CE 151 high-speed, automatic case erector/bottom flap sealer. Reaching speeds to 45 cases/min, the CE 151’s standard features include a Nordson hot melt system, easy load hopper, and multiple case size capabilities.
SWF Companies (Reedley, CA) has redesigned the CE 151 high-speed, automatic case erector/bottom flap sealer. Reaching speeds up to 45 cases/min, the CE 151’s standard features include a Nordson hot melt system, easy load hopper, and multiple case size capabilities.
The movement toward standardizing motion controls for packaging machinery took a small but critical step forward in early February. An official working group for standardizing on motion controls in packaging machinery was created at the recent Open Modular Architecture Controls (OMAC) end user meeting held in Orlando, FL.
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.
Fred Erler, chairman of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Assn. and vice president of Nordson Corp., delivered a November 11 Eye-Opener Breakfast Session at PMMI's Pack Expo 98 and told his audience that "three new realities" will predominate as we enter the 21st century: globalization, personalized packaging and flexibility.
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.
Two hot melts and one cold-glue adhesive are instrumental in allowing this Michigan miller to package more than a million cartons every day. Bundling and tray packing have been upgraded, too, and ink-jet printing of corrugated shippers is a big improvement.
Nordson Corp. (Westlake, OH): Edward P. Campbell, CEO. He also remains president; John E. Jackson, sr vp for all U.S.-based product development, manufacturing and marketing for adhesive dispensing systems; John M.
Presented by Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, Packaging World, The Freeman Cos., and Nordson Corp., the October 12 fundraising golf tournament in Henderson, NV, raised $50ꯠ for PMMI's Education & Training Foundation.
Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Barry Shoulders of BWI Kartridg Pak (Davenport, IA), chairman of the '97 executive committee; other committee members include Fred Erler of Nordson Corp.
CPSC regulations caused pharmaceutical manufacturer Chattem, Inc., to update packaging for its menstrual pain relief products. Line changes included a rebuild-instead of a purchase-of a cartoner to help expedite the switch.
A California firm recently installed the first automatic set-up and sealing system for an unusual MAP produce shipper. It provides a three-week refrigerated shelf life for ripe avocados, allowing nationwide distribution.