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March 28, 2011
The Monobloc Fill/Finish Packaging System accommodates different container sizes and shapes. These systems can perform a wide range...
March 28, 2011
This firm has teamed up with Pactiv Corp. to supply Hefty Slide-Rite slider customers with an improved filling and opening feature for heavier (15–65 lb) bagged...
March 28, 2011
The new CIL-9100R range of peelable labels provides excellent initial tack, yet can be cleanly removed without leaving any adhesive...
September 1, 2010
Spiroflow Systems Bulk bag fillers with even more throughput than before Next month at Pack Expo 2010 (Chigago, Ill., October 31–November 3), this firm will exhibit one of its latest Bulk Bag Fillers (photo) with new features that increase the number of bags that can be filled per hour while reducing operator fatigue and maintaining filling accuracy — even for NTEP resale applications. Many...
August 15, 2008
As fuel prices continue to rise, energy management is everyone’s business Market trends suggest that the demand for energy resources will rise dramatically over the next 25 years with the global demand for all energy sources forecast to grow by 57% and the U.S. demand for all types of energy expected to increase by 31% (see Figure 1). By 2030, it is expected that 56% of the world’s energy use...
May 15, 2008
GEA Procomac, a Division of GEA Niro Inc. (Hudson, Wisc.; has received a letter of non-objection from the U.S. Food and Drug...
November 15, 2007
The globalization of the economy is making the world a smaller place and leading businesses — the chemical process industries (CPI) included — to source, produce and sell material in foreign lands. Politics aside, the trend has the potential to wreak havoc on the supply chain, logistics and transportation operations of chemical corporations unless strategies that increase collaboration and...
June 1, 2007
    A stopper for hot, hygienic applications This firm now offers injection-molded silicone bottle stoppers (photo) for containers such as carboys, flexible-storage systems, laboratory equipment and bottles, and sampling and storage vessels. Manufactured in a clean-room environment, the stoppers meet Class VI and FDA standards, which makes them suitable for pharmaceutical, biotech, biomedical and...
June 1, 2007
Polylactic acid (PLA) is a commercially available biodegradable polymer used in many nonfood products as an alternative to petrochemical-derived polymers. However, PLA's physical properties limit its use in many applications. Scientists at the USDA’s Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC; Wyndmoor, Penn....
June 1, 2007
Nova Chemicals (Pittsburgh, Pa.; has launched Arcel, a new foam resin that enables retailers to reduce the cube size of packaging...
April 1, 2007
    The world's largest pharmaceutical conference and exhibition, Interphex, will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York from April 24-26. Approximately 1,000 global companies that serve the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industries will showcase their latest lines of equipment, technologies and services in the areas of manufacturing, sourcing and services, information...
February 1, 2007
Advanced Excelsior Co. (Houston, Tex.; has launched Bio-Bubble, claimed to be the world’s first 100%...
March 1, 2006
A patented moisture-control technology (MCT) developed by CSIRO Plant Industry (, with cooperation from Stellar Films Group (both Melbourne, Australia;, has shown it can maintain field freshness of selected fruit and vegetables during extended periods of storage and shipping. In a recent export trial of oranges to the U.S., the MCT liner not only...
March 1, 2006
Axxom Software AG (Munich, Germany; has introduced a new technological approach that, for the first time, allows an end-to-end supply chain optimization of very large, multi-stage networks. Based on the so-called cost-scaling algorithms (CS-A), production companies can now plan very complex...
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