September 2005

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At a time when the Jan. 23, 2006 deadline requiring water systems to adjust to the new federal arsenic standard of 10 ppb is at our door steps, yet another study has tied arsenic to tumor growth.

Last month, the University of Oklahoma Health...

The International Group, Inc. (IGI) is a manufacturer of petroleum wax-based products in Toronto, ON, Canada. IGI paraffin waxes can be found in products ranging from candles to crayons and lipsticks to labels. Known for its commitment to...

When developing a quality control program, bottlers must evaluate many facets of their operation including sources, transportation, supplies, ingredients, equipment, maintenance, product and distribution. The three major areas to focus on for in-house...

Everyone wants pure drinking water, but traditional point-of-use (POU) purification systems sometimes drive consumers toward bottled water. Pitcher-based filtration systems remove few contaminants. Conventional RO systems treat water at low flow rates...

A sale is a transference of enthusiasm. It sounds so simple, but the problem is that as we stay in our industry, time and rejection whittle away at our enthusiasm until it is so weak that the loss can cost sales. I recently realized how important...

The International Bottled Water Association’s (IBWA) 47th Annual Convention and Tradeshow “Quality Through Innovation” will be held on Sept. 27–30 in Orlando Fla. This year, IBWA will connect bottled water buyers and suppliers all under one roof where...

Following in the footsteps of a very successful seminar that took place last fall in Las Vegas, Water Quality Products was pleased to join Carl Davidson, president of Sales and Management Solutions and his partner, Ric Harry for an energetic and...

The reality, however, is that recycling has been spiraling downward since 1995 when the recycling rate was almost 40%. According to the National Association for PET Container Resources’ (NAPCOR) annual recycling report, the number of bottles collected...

In our January 2005 Industry Forecast, we asked several water industry experts to comment on the effects of current and future trends in the water industry. Alan Leff, director of quality production for Primo Water Corp., a bottled water distribution...