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.
Adhesive Technologies (Hampton, NH) has introduced a pneumatically operated hot melt applicator with a spray head. Suited for industrial applications, this hand-held applicator has an adjustable spray pattern developed specifically for hot melt.
Powell Systems (Youngstown, OH) offers the AWC Series of automatic net weigh/fill systems for free-flowing food products and bulk materials. They package products into bags, trays, boxes or plastic-lined cases.
Used with Instapak® foam-in-bag packaging systems, Instapak molding foam from Sealed Air (Danbury, CT) is a .65 mid-density foam specifically designed to cost-effectively improve the packaging performance of mold-ed cushions.
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.
Ampak (Cleveland, OH) has published a booklet to help purchasers select appropriate skin packaging equipment. The booklet discusses typical applications, sizing of equipment, board and film selection, and potential options to improve productivity.