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.
Plaxicon's (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) new family of PET containers is suited for food products such as mustard. Available in 9-, 24- and 32-oz sizes, the jar has an injection-molded neck finish for a tight tolerance.
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.