Evergreen Packaging Equipment is introducing its NEW QL-30 and QL-30ESL gable top packaging machines. Designed for low-volume production capacity, the QL-30 can handle fill volumes of 6 to 32 oz (180 ml to 1 liter), and fills quarts/liters up to 3,000 cph (cartons per hour) with a single stage bottom-up fill system. Allen Bradley PLC controls and servo driven technology provide repeatable package performance and automatically controls fill volumes and profiles based on product and carton size. Infinite fill adjustments allow for less downtime with quick and easy changes in carton size or product.
Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it is implementing a price increase for all rigid plastic packaging in the United States and Canada, effective November 5, 2018. Prices will be increased between 6 percent and 10 percent based on the specific resin substrate.
“Sonoco’s Supply Management team has adeptly leveraged our global buying presence, enabling us to source the resin we need to serve our customers, while mitigating as much inflation as possible,” said Jeff DiPasquale, division vice president and general manager for Sonoco’s Global Plastics operations. “However, continued resin disruptions, strong regional demand, and increases in other materials and freight are driving prices up throughout the supply chain. While we will continue to monitor the domestic and global sourcing landscape to find ways to temper as much of this inflation as possible, we must recover our current cost exposure. We are confident in our sourcing capabilities and will do everything we can to control these costs as much as possible.”