PET Technologies has launched the 4th generation of PET stretch blow molding machines APF-Max with output range 6,000–14,000 bph for bottles volume of 0.2–3.0l. The product range consists of three models: APF-Max 4, APF-Max 6, APF-Max 8 and its modifications.
Silgan Closures has launched ELC gable top caps for cartons of all formats and sizes from 28 to 35 mm. ELC eliminates the pull ring in favor of a drop-down tamper band, providing visual, audible and tactile tamper evidence.
ProMach announces the opening of a new facility, ProMach Atlanta in Statham, Ga., for upgraded and expanded multi-brand manufacturing, customer support, aftermarket parts distribution and Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT).
Chromatic Technologies Inc. and American Thermal Instruments introduce BlindSpotz freeze-warning technology. It can be printed economically on individual packages to help protect medical supplies and foods, while also lowering product waste.
Dairies and cheesemakers often choose rigid containers to set products apart from the competition and meet sustainability targets. And new rigid container offerings can help dairy processors enhance shelf impact, sustainability and convenience.
ProAmpac has acquired Gateway Packaging Co., a flexible packaging and technical products company headquartered in White House, Tenn. Gateway is one of the largest pet food packaging manufacturers in North America, offering multi-wall bags, stand-up pouches, small- and large-format quad-seal bags, box pouches, roll stock, treat bags and hybrid bags.
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue indicated that issuance of the GMO labeling rule will be delayed until later this year, missing its July deadline. The USDA is still taking comments from other federal agencies and may incorporate some guidance prior to release.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies you will find “The Latest Packaging Innovations Changing the Rules,” “The Future of Cannabis Packaging” and “OEE and a Multi-Metric Approach,” along with articles on beauty and alcohol social media influencers, batch vs. continuous and aseptic sterilization, challenger brands bridging ecommerce and retail, and a popular Michigan brewing company who has what it takes to tap into the community.