Improvements in materials and machines helped Kraft Canada reduce leakers on zippered cheese packs
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Team effort builds a better zipper

Continuous Improvement Teams at Kraft Canada wouldn't rest until the leaker rate on the firm's zippered reclosable cheese packs was firmly under control.
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Clay-coated newsback cartons have replaced SBS board for Pilling Weck1s line of disposable medical devices. The new cartons, so
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Folding carton changes rescue medical products maker

Changing from preprinted SBS to clay-coated newsback with labels printed and applied in-house saves Pilling Weck between 25 and 30% in material costs while halving carton inventory.
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Tom's finds that 'less, low and no' describe new snacks

What may be the first complete line of salty snack foods in low- and no-fat versions is now debuting from Tom's Foods. Known as a regional manufacturer, Tom's is now taking the lead in package design.
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Nabisco enters variety snack category in stand-up pouches

Nabisco Biscuit Co., East Hanover, NJ, is breaking into the variety snack category with Doyan-style stand-up pouches with reclosable plastic zippers.
With one strap already in place (top), the operator holds down the flaps as a second strap is applied. Because the corrugated co
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Strapping gets an upgrade at Ford

At Ford's massive parts center just outside Detroit, new strapping equipment helps ensure that dealerships around the world receive quality damage-free parts.
Abottom ?guide porch? coupled with top guide tabs create an easy entrance for fork lifts to enter the fiberboard pallets
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Fiberboard pallets lift Liquor Board's spirits

Fiberboard pallets replace wood, saving more than $100ꯠ annually for the Washington State Liquor Control Board.
In the packer, four jugs are being pushed onto the case blank before it?s folded and glued
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Arcadia takes major step in production

Juice and drink bottler upgrades case packing for high output, even outstripping what its palletizer can handle. A new palletizer is on the list; so is improved bottle feeding.
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Arcadia takes major step in production (sidebar)

Lapping it up
Flat blanks fed from a magazine are pressed around a forming mandrel to produce the desired oval shape
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Obie's oval

This cookie mix marketer needed a paperboard container with a small footprint yet all the shelf impact of a round canister. An unusual oval was the answer.
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Transpack 95 packs a punch

Symposium on transport packaging focuses on the increasing sophistication of this aspect of packaging. Hazardous material shipments top a host of regulatory concerns.
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Upscale dressings get Olympic treatment

When athletes sit down to eat at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, they may encounter Olympic 'gold' decorating on the sauce bottle they pour.
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Transpack 95 packs a punch (sidebar)

Does Rule 180 affect small parcel shipping?
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Luster straightens out freshness problems

This haircare producer begins filling creme relaxer into nestable yogurt-style cups with freshness seals. The switch from traditional jars not only keeps the product fresh, it aids in product display as well.
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Florida takes step toward eliminating ADF

In what amounted to a complete reversal of a bill extending Florida's Advance Disposal Fee (ADF) for two years, the Senate's Natural Resources Committee voted for an amendment repealing the fee as of July 1, 1995.
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Teas take aim at teens

At the Pepsi Lipton Tea Partnership of Somers, NY, new graphics, new package sizes and a new Carribean Cooler flavor are sprouting like spring tulips.

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