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Antibiotech campaign launched

A coalition of activist groups seeking to halt the use of genetically modified (GM) ingredients in foods or, to at least require such foods to be labeled, announced in July that it had selected Campbell Soup Co., Camden, NJ, as the first of its six targets.
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Adding a 'leg' to the corrugated industry stool

Packaging World Editor report on SuperCorr 2000, a late October show and conference in Atlanta sponsored by a paper Expo association and an organization of corrugated converters.
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Carnation relaunches Coffee-mate

A new curvy-shaped, high-density polyethylene jar, decorated by a heat-shrunk roll-on label, is carrying Carnation Coffee-mate® to the marketplace.
For its foodservice business, Mother Parker's sells bags of ground coffee under its own name as well as for brands it contract p
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Paired vf/f/s equipment 'brews' foodservice packs

By adding two vf/f/s machines, Mother Parker’s Tea & Coffee meets growing sales demand for small bags of ground coffee sold primarily to restaurants and hotels.
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Paired vf/f/s equipment 'brews' foodservice packs (sidebar)

New Texas plant turns to vf/f/s machines
The output from three extruders combines, then rises to form the bubble at the upper left side of the photo. The panel on the ri
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Tri-extrusion heightens Haremar's capability

A faster line yielding more consistent films lifts Haremar Plastics into three-layer capability, exemplified by a clear overwrap for McDonald’s buns.Highlights include comprehensive central control and remote monitoring and servicing.
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Tri-extrusion heightens Haremar's capability (sidebar)

Film wraps McDonald’s Canadian buns
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Tri-extrusion heightens Haremar's capability (sidebar)

Central and remote control
The vision sensor's hand controller for set-up parameters is wired through the cartoner's main panel (above) with the view displ
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A vision for low-cost inspection

Access Business Group, the manufacturing arm for Amway, upgrades cosmetics packaging with new low-cost vision sensors that confirm literature insertion and label presence.
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A vision for low-cost inspection (sidebar)

A detailed look
Hank Whetstone pauses at the PC keyboard through which he controls his high-speed candy-wrapping machine.
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Whetting Whetstone's appetite for PC controls

A 350 piece/min wrapping machine at Whetstone Candy relies on PC-based controls and a single software program to control logic, motion and HMI functions.
David Van de Velde (shown above) could be called the 'curator' of the Vincent Van Gogh line of spirits. The vodka bottles (right
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Vodka served at this art gallery

In the premium spirits category, Luctor shows Dutch heritage through extravagant decorating of Vincent Van Gogh vodkas, gin and a liqueur. Gallery graphics require 16 colors involving suppliers in five European countries.
Harley-Davidson uses molded pulp to help protect shipments of motorcycle parts and accessories, as shown (above) by packaging en
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Molded pulp benefits beer, motorcycle parts shipments

Harley-Davidson and Merchant Direct discussed how they ride the advantages of molded pulp at IMPEPA’s late-September seminar.
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'Plastics Packaging' molds students, professionals

With the World Wide Web, packaging students and professionals can quickly glean information. Thus, there seems to be little need for a book on the basics of plastics packaging, especially a 432-page tome whose only color printing appears on its hard cover (shown at right).
Packaging Machines Intl., Inc., is moving into a new 40,000-sq' facility at 505 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; phone:
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Relocations, expansions

Zanasi USA (Minneapolis, MN), formerly MarCode, has moved its headquarters to 8601 73rd Ave. N., Suite 38, Minneapolis, MN 55428; phone: 763/593-1907, fax: 763/593-1941.

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