With its new twin-head filling system (left), Mid-Florida Mining can more evenly blend cat   litter and scented crystals. Both
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Twin-auger filler is pick of the litter

Automated filling and capping of jugs containing cat litter helps Mid-Florida Mining reduce giveaway by 83% and labor costs by 45%. Increased efficiency helps push new product offerings and increase sales.
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Sterile packaging growth projected

Continued increases in surgical procedures and stringent standards for infection control are two factors that are expected to contribute to an 8.4% annual growth in the demand for sterile packaging over the next five years.
After discharging from the liquid nitrogen chiller, deodorant containers index to this capper for application of polypropylene c
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Deodorant sticks chill big time in small space

Tom's of Maine doubles its production of stick deodorants by adding an in-line chiller that uses liquid nitrogen to rapidly cool the hot-filled product.
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Glidden's paint testers pass with flying colors

High-density polyethylene test containers let homeowners test a color before plunging into the purchase of a gallon of paint.
An overview of the bundler and integrated heat tunnel shows the small-footprint design
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Bundlers shrink labor costs

Private-label pharmaceutical manufacturer Biocraft Laboratories saves $900ꯠ a year in labor and materials by installing collator/shrink bundlers on 13 lines.
Meats like Hormel?s Spam that are heat processed in the can are critically dependent on the package integrity for wholesomeness
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USDA keeps on trucking with HACCP

USDA is ready to issue a joint proposal with FDA on warehousing and distribution of packaged foods. New safety requirements could affect packaging.
A scanner on the labeler verifies bar codes as labels unwind from rollstock. Two similar scanners are mounted on the cartoner an
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Code control: three scanners, one PLC

To verify the readability of preprinted bar codes, Private Formulations, Inc. employs three scanners integrated into its solid-dose bottling line by Parish Automation (Lakewood, NJ).
A World Variety employee applies tags while trimming and repackaging produce for delivery to a retailer. A Melissa?s? tag (left)
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Locking in sales

A California-based produce wholesaler opts for new tags for improved product identification and greater brand visibility.
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Seals create I-D for lubricant

Induction-sealed PVC bottles that don't leak enable Westridge Laboratories to introduce personal lubricant to the pharmaceutical market and boost sales substantially.
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Pflaum succeeds Louis at WPO

The World Packaging Organisation, an international federation of the national packaging institutes, is moving to the U.S. and, effective January 1, 1996, is co-locating in Herndon, VA, with the Institute of Packaging Professionals.
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Plastics lead South African market

In the new South Africa, sales of plastic packaging materials are experiencing double-digit growth (reaching $700 million in '94), and thirst for plastics technology know-how is great.
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Single-stage is on stage at Coke plant (sidebar)

Coke be nimble, Coke be quick
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Hot graphics for the colder ice

In a product category where package decoration is typically printed on a flexo press in one color and rarely conveys anything beyond the most rudimentary product information, the 8- and 20-lb bags of Ice Rounds from City Ice really stand out.
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Redesign brings recognition

The new look of Fleischmann's® Margarine clearly has some marketing appeal. Less apparent is how the Parsip-pany, NJ-based Fleischmann Co.'s switch to Scotch-ban FC-807 from 3M (St.
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Mexican Coke bottler gets in shape (sidebar)

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