Sonoco Products (Marietta, GA) has introduced an open-head plastic drum designed for use in shipping and storing hazardous materials. Made of HMWHDPE, the OT-55 drum is a straight-sided, 55-gal reusable container, offering an alternative to the open-head DOT 17H steel drum.
Krones (Franklin, WI) has introduced servo-controlled bottle plate technology, designed to replace traditionally engineered and manufactured cams and to provide accurate label placement on uniquely shaped bottles.
Model DCP 3200-V1 digital case printer from Iconotech (Buffalo Grove, IL) incorporates a vacuum feed system enabling it to handle a range of cases, including corrugated, single sheets, die cuts, wraparounds and trays.
CMS Gilbreth (Trevose, PA) has introduced a new digital imaging service geared for short runs or prototypes. The process eliminates conventional negatives and printing plates or screened art preparation and instead uses electronic prepress and digital technologies to create images in multiple colors, or four-color process illustrations on a variety of substrates.