Corrugated processing machine cuts and scores multiple case styles and sizes. It enables Boeing to produce cases on a J-I-T basis and frees up space once allocated to lot quantities of premade case blanks.
New packaging system allows Coca-Cola Production, Socx, France, to "twin-stack" 33-cL cans into paperboard cartons to meet demands of consumers in France, Germany, Belgium, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Africa.
Volpak's S-240 horizontal pouch machine is available from Raymond Automation (Norwalk, CT). Using rollstock, it creates stand-up pouches with a straw inserted inside the pouch instead of affixed on the outside.
The V-Max(TM) family of HDPE films from Van Leer Flexibles (Houston, TX) use Alathon® HDPE resins from Occidental Chemical Corp. V-Max is an extremely flat high-grade film used for food, medical packaging, and release liner applications.
In Europe, comprehensive legislation for reducing, recovering and recycling packaging waste became a reality on December 14 when the European Union Council of Ministers and the European Parliament adopted a directive on all packaging and packaging waste.