Multi-Plastics Passes AIB

Multi-Plastics is pleased to announce that its Ohio facility was audited and passed, in its first attempt, the AIB Consolidated Standards as a Food-Contact Packaging Manufacturing Facility on November 27, 2007.

Passing the audit on the first attempt shows the overall dedication MULTI-PLASTICS, INC. has to its flexible packaging, carton and label customers who manufacturer food contact products. Meeting AIB compliance with the standards set forth for overall product safety throughout its facility shows the company’s commitment to the industries it serves. All other North American facilities have been initiating the same overall changes and will be audited by the end of second quarter in 2008.

Nordson Labeling System Wins Award

Nordson Corp. earned a 2007 Oscar de l’Emballage Production Equipment Award for PatternJet, its innovative labeling system used in the global packaging industry.

The Nordson wraparound labeling systems with PatternJet guns are designed for high-speed labeling of containers in various shapes and sizes. The closed, non-circulating labeling system accurately controls temperature and prevents adhesive degradation and contamination. Compared to traditional wheel pot applicators, the Nordson labeling system delivers higher operational efficiency, significant adhesive savings, and lower total cost of ownership.

The 52nd Oscar de l’Emballage Awards event took place in November at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Paris, France. More than 250 industry members attended the ceremony where the 14 winners were announced. The judging panel considered 100 nominations based on technical innovation, design and trade performance in four packaging categories: consumables, distribution, production, and environment.

Hammer Packaging Wins ‘Best Workplace' Award, Again

Hammer Packaging has been awarded the designation, “Best Workplace in the Americas 2007” for their exemplary human resources practices. The Best Workplace in the Americas program allows companies to compare human resources programs and policies to other companies in the graphic arts industry. This year marks the seventh year of the Best Workplace in the Americas program and the fifth time since 2001 that Hammer Packaging has earned this distinction.

The program evaluates success in eight human relations areas: Management Practices; Work Environment; Training and Development Opportunities; Financial Security; Work-Life Balance; Recognition and Rewards; Health and Wellness Programs; and Workplace Health and Safety.