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.
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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)

Where the markets are
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Coffee beverage sparkles in test

Mazagran sparkling coffee, the first product of a joint venture between Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. and Somers, NY-based Pepsi-Cola Co., has made its debut in Southern California.
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Nabisco 'rolls' Grey Poupon collection

"One of the most ambitious undertakings in our company's history" is the phrase used to describe the rollout of 12 new gourmet products under the Grey Poupon brand name.
This diagram illustrates the flow of resin from dryer, to booster units, to preform molding, to preform conditioning, to blow m
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Single-stage is on stage at Coke plant

Coca-Cola Company's commitment to bringing consumers the packages they want has helped make this plant in Poland special. Integrated injection molding of PET preforms and stretch/blow molding of bottles was a first in the vast Coke empire.
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Prepare for 'oxygen shock'

Attendees of MAPack '95 learned, among other things, that "oxygen shock" treatment may be the next trend in modified atmosphere packaging of fresh produce.

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