OvenMate BRC(TM) paperboard trays from Gulf States Paper (Tuscaloosa, AL) provide a cost-efficient alternative to PET-coated ovenable trays. FDA-approved for food contact, they are suitable for use in commercial, conventional and microwave ovens.
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MGS Machine Corp. (Maple Grove, MN) has entered into a joint venture with Korea Fuji Machinery Co. Ltd. (Ansan-City, South Korea) for distributing and manufacturing MGS's full line of equipment to Asia.
Printpack Inc. (Atlanta, GA) will purchase the flexible packaging div. of James River Corp. for about $365 million (Richmond, VA). Assets include nine manufacturing plants in the U.S., one in Mexico, and part of the technical center in Milford, OH.
Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) has introduced the PalletWorld® Motoman S604/30 robot for handling a full range of palletizing applications. It can palletize 15 cases/ min or 30/ min with a double-tooled gripper.
A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) has introduced a case sealer that handles seven different case styles. The Super Pro 30S case sealer runs RSCs, HSCs, CSSCs, full- and partial-overlap cases and gap flap cases, in sizes from 8" x 6" x 4.5" to 24" x 16" x 18".
Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) is opening a 170ꯠ-sq-ft manufacturing facility and headquarters (shown) that uses the latest production systems, proprietary manufacturing processes, feature automation and computerized inventory to assure timely delivery.