TricorBraun has become the latest organization to license IoPP’s online Fundamentals, which includes 42 prerecorded, self-directed lessons and 27 hours of learning covering all the major areas of packaging.
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.
Enercon Industries Corp.www.enerconind.com/sealingThis
new multi-language site allows users from around the world to view
information in their own languages. Users can now get product
information in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, or
Highland Laboratories (www.highlandvitamins.com)
, a Mt. Angel, OR, private-label and contract manufacturer of nutrition
supplements, has begun to replace its more than 200 opaque and amber
PET bottles used for dietary supplements with similar containers made
of polylactic acid (PLA) from NatureWorks LLC (www.natureworksllc.com). PLA is a bioplastic derived from corn.
This summer, Highland Laboratories, Mt. Angel, OR, began to replace its more than 200 opaque and amber PET bottles used for dietary supplements with similar containers made of polylactic acid from NatureWorks LLC (www.natureworksllc.com).
TricorBraun’s Murano family of rounded ovals includes a tottle as part of the line. An unusual shape at the shoulder and upper portion of the bottle gives it a unique look as well as making it easier to hold for spray and other dispensing applications.
General industrial and automotive: gold to North Pak Palmer Container (Twinsburg, OH) and Ashland Chemical for an F-style can and spout for insulation adhesives; silver to Richards Packaging and Bardahl for a bottle and closure for a custom designed bottle for automotive chemicals; bronze to TricorBraun and Senoret Chemical for a bottle and dispensing closure for a pesticide.
Harvey Dushkin, a 20-year veteran of Texberry Container in Houston and a great ambassador not only for the National Assn. of Container Distributors but for the world of packaging at large, died of leukemia in July of 2000.
Gourmet food manufacturer Rothschild Berry Farms, Urbana, OH, started ordering glass containers and gold colored metal closures for its line of salsa, mustards, and dips in mid-January via TricorBrauns preferred customer site at www.tricorbraun.com.
Impaxx (www.impaxx.com), which owns several companies that supply packaging materials and labeling equipment, permits customers to access online proofing, order status and inventory management information.
Call it revenge of the brick-and-mortars. As the valuations of business-to-business “dot com” companies deflate over unrealistic expectations, traditional firms—in this case packaging suppliers—continue to roll out useful Web sites that help packaging buyers.
Alvey Systems, Inc. (St. Louis, MO): Douglas M. Westerman, dir., Central Region; Bruce Bleikamp, account mgr., Major Account Development; Steven Cohron, account mgr., Major Account Development; Hank Kirk, account mgr., Major Account Development.
Surf wax in a deodorant-like container, an ergonomic waste container for biohazardous materials and a snowmobile lubricant in a jug designed for mittened hands are among this year’s NACD award winners.