Portola Packaging Inc.,
Batavia, Ill., has partnered with Australia’s Zork Pty Ltd. to bring
Zork’s wine closure to America. The company’s wine closure is
an aesthetic, practical alternative to traditional cork closures.
Nalbach Engineering Co.,
Countryside, Ill., has received a U.S. patent for its Necosort III
high-speed plastic bottle unscrambler.
IonLife Inc., Reno, Nev.,
and Conquest International, Plainville, Kan., have entered into a joint venture to provide
equipment for the commercial production and bottling of alkaline ionized
water, which is highly regarded in the United States for its health
benefits in Asia.