Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) now manufactures stock and custom extrusion-molded containers from a clarified grade of PP. Suited for hot fill applications, this new grade eliminates the cloudy appearance associated with products hot filled into PP containers.
Two styles of PET water bottles have been introduced by Plastic Bottle (Libertyville, IL) for the retail water and sports drink market. M- and J-style tall rounds are available in four sizes: 355-mL, 500-mL, 1-L and 1.5-L.
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.
Easy Flow(TM) pressureless accumulation tables from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) provide accumulation for light and unstable containers, and are designed to fit most existing production lines.