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Promo pack 'tees up'

Beginning Feb. 26, 2001, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch made Michelob and Michelob Light available nationwide in new 12-oz aluminum cans with a golf ball embossed on both front and back. The cans are made in-house by A-B on embossing equipment from Alcoa Packaging Machinery (Crawfordsville, IN).
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Alberto-Culver's all-natural bottle graphics

In an effort to recover its declining herbal shampoo/conditioner business, Alberto-Culver, maker of Alberto VO5 products, decided to modernize and “naturalize” its outdated bottles.
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Packs provide shimmer

Revlon’s new hair treatment line was designed to put the shine back in damaged hair. Housed in equally luminous packaging, the premium line includes nine different products.
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A clear 'Hero'

When Dutch drink manufacturer Hero Nederland BV launched its FruitOntbijt breakfast drink in April '00, it sought a transparent, cost-effective container to compliment its new beverage. Hero found its solution in Millad 3988, a clarifier from Milliken Chemical (Spartanburg, SC).
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/general/01_03_06.shtml#gen003">Machinery failures a major

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Problems caused by failures in packaging and process machinery accounted for half of all recalls of food, pharmaceutical and drink products published in the UK press last year. Click logo for full article.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/general/01_03_05.shtml#gen002">PCI Services acquires UK ph

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Deal includes long-term agreement for the supply of pharmaceutical packaging services. Click logo for full article.
RxPak: Semi-automatic case erector
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RxPak: Semi-automatic case erector

On this prescription drug repackaging line, shrink-bundled containers are conveyed down a roller conveyor to a semi-automatic top-and-bottom taper from Belcor (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada).
RxPak: Leaflet insertion
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RxPak: Leaflet insertion

On this prescription drug repackaging line, after the cottoner, a two-head pick-and-place machine from Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) uses vacuum pickup to grab two inserts from magazines and place them over the tops of two containers. Then a mechanical plunger strokes down to fold the insert neatly into the bottle.
RxPak: Special lift automatically fills overhead hopper
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RxPak: Special lift automatically fills overhead hopper

On this prescription drug repackaging line, the Swiftlift, supplied by Swiftpack Automation, another DT Industries division, is a bucket mounted on a vertical shaft.
RxPak: Electronic tablet counter
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RxPak: Electronic tablet counter

Filling on this prescription drug repackaging line is done by a pair of SV2 Intellisense electronic tablet counters from Swiftpack.
RxPak: Bottles being oriented
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RxPak: Bottles being oriented

The Kalish bottle unscrambler is fed from a floor-level hopper on this prescription drug repackaging line. It unscrambles and orients bottles before placing them on a conveyor leading to an air rinse unit.
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P&amp;G, DuPont invest in Packtion

Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble and DuPont (Wilmington, DE) have agreed to become investors in Packtion™ (Chicago, IL), an online solution provider that matches global buyers, sellers and converters of packaging materials. The investment is a combination of cash (amount undisclosed by the three parties) and certain intellectual property.
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Campbell reshapes bowl

Campbell Soup Co., Camden, NJ, hopes to bowl consumers over with a new design for “Soup to go!” that’s taller, slimmer and curvier than the ubiquitous microwavable bowls it debuted in summer ’99. Soup to go! was re-introduced in a new bowl starting last August.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/innovation/01_02_20.shtml#inv001">Battery-powered packagin

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Ultra-thin flexible battery technology opens up new marketing opportunities. Click logo for full article.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/business/01_02_22.shtml#bus002">US Can buys assets of Oliv

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Acquisition results in expansion of decorative packaging operations. Click logo for full article.

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