Archive for June, 2006

Davis-Standard: Promotion of Keller to Vice President

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Davis-Standard, LLC is pleased to announce Rick Keller has been promoted to Vice President of Sales for Converting Systems. He will be responsible for sales in North, Central and South America, as well as for the sales of blown film products globally. Rick has more than 25 years experience in the film machinery industry, with the past 24 years in the films and coatings machinery business at Egan and Davis-Standard. He has held various management level positions in sales, product management and market development in the blown film, cast film and extrusion laminating processes with the company.
Davis-Standard, LLC is a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of extrusion systems, feedscrews, barrels, and process controls for the flexible web converting, plastics processing and rubber industries. Under brands including Black Clawson Converting Machinery and Egan, Davis-Standard Converting Systems manufactures systems for blown film, blow molding, cast film, extrusion coating and laminating, along with solution coating equipment to further service the flexible web converting industry.
For more information on Davis-Standard Converting Systems, visit, or contact Rick Keller at [email protected]

Huhtamaki: New, easy use cat food dish and lidding film

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Huhtamaki has developed a new, easy to use cat food dish and lidding film together with Butcher’s Pet Care. Olli Single Serve is a complete cat food which enables owners to simply peel off the lid, feed the cat straight from the dish and dispose of when empty. All with the help of the innovative anti-slip technology to prevent the dish from slipping.
The white dish is made of multi-layer barrier polypropylene (PP with EVOH) and has a 140 grams capacity. The cat food has been enhanced by locking flavours and nutrients in during the cooking within the plastic container. The high barrier lidding film ( pet/Alu/PP) is retortable and easy to peel off. The high quality print on the lid makes the product stand out from the shelf and the materials used increase shelf life for up to 12-15 months.
User convenience has further been enhanced by facilitating multiple stacking and storage of the dish to assist cat owners. Huhtamaki’s new packaging allows Butcher’s Pet Care to offer cat owners a complete meal in an attractive dish to serve the cat food directly from, just by easily peeling off the lid. The new packaging is a result of extensive consumer research and is believed to make a huge impact on the pet food sector.
Laura Martin, Sales and Marketing Analyst at Huhtamaki UK is pleased about the new product: ‘In this new packaging, we have combined our knowledge in barrier plastic packaging and high quality lidding films. The end product is both good looking and very consumer friendly.’
Emelyne Robin, Brand Manager at Butcher’s Pet Care said: ‘This is the ultimate combination of owner’s convenience and quality cat food. After the success of Olli 100% Complete dry cat food and our reputation for health and natural nutrition, the new product is sure to be a winner!’
The new Olli Single Serve cat food will be rolled out in leading supermarkets in the UK throughout 2006 and beyond.