Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Wilson, NC, container plant received Supplier of the Year award from Perdue Farms, Inc. The company's Los Angeles, CA, paperboard mill was a winner in the Waste Reduction Awards Program sponsored by the California Integrated Waste Mgmt.
Hoppmann's (Chantilly, VA) three-part assembly system accurately assembles spout to cap to overcap at speeds to 430 parts/min. Parts are oriented diameter to diameter and exit centrifugal feeders onto an accumulation in-line conveyor.
Adolph Gottscho's (Union, NJ) Gotavure high-speed continuous motion flexographic imprinter eliminates the need for preprinted web stocks. Imprints graphics and bar codes at speeds to 500"/min on continuous motion webs of all types of film, foil and paper.