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K 2001 touts visionand innovation

Show organizers expect more than a quarter million visitors at the 15th International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber.
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Campbell Soup to flip its lids

In late July, Camden, NJ-based Campbell Soup Co.’s board of directors announced that it approved a series of investment initiatives to revitalize its brands.
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Packaging mandates workshop rescheduled

Raymond Communications has set Nov. 30 as the new date for “Global Packaging Mandates: How to Design for the Environment and Save Money,” at the Hampton Inn Tropicana, Las Vegas.
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NPA competition call for entries

Submission entries in the National Paperbox Association’s 52nd Annual Packaging Competition will be accepted through December 1, 2001. The competition will recognize excellence and creativity in rigid box and folding carton packaging.
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Conferences combine

September 11 events caused the Gravure Assn. of America to postpone its Fall Technical Conference.
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A better handling bag (sidebar)

Goo Gone gets a grip
The bag's ergonomic handle (above) is produced on hf/f/s equipment (left) by a relocated and reoriented applicator (top).
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A better handling bag

Performance Seed’s 10- and 20-lb bags of bird food have added an ergonomically designed handle in the bag corner to improve carrying and pouring. The patent-pending feature is heat sealed and die cut on customized hf/f/s equipment.
One of two horizontal form/fill/seal pouch machines produces the Wyler's Soup Starter packs.
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Pouch with pocket wins for Wyler's

New barrier materials and machine modifications permit unique ‘pouch within a pouch’ as Wyler’s switches from canister to flexible packaging.
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New products, new looks for Korbel brandies (sidebar)

Going for the gold, gold, gold
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New products, new looks for Korbel brandies

After more than 100 years, Korbel adds two new brandies and redesigns all labels to be more competitive in its category.
A special indexing feature in the desiccant feeder ensures that one desiccant canister is inserted into each passing bottle, inc
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Co-packer kicks production up a notch

A canister-style desiccant helps a pharmaceutical contract packer protect delicate product from moisture. Newly installed desiccant feeders boost production, enabling the company to package millions of units/month.
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Integration issues squeeze machinery builders (sidebar)

Respondents: Packagers don’t appreciate engineering costs
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Integration issues squeeze machinery builders (sidebar)

Methodology
Networking still nascent: While half of respondents report that few or none of their installations in the last year were on netw
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Integration issues squeeze machinery builders

Machinery builders find it challenging to recoup the cost of time spent learning a variety of control systems to satisfy customer networking requirements, according to an exclusive PW survey.
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PET developments refresh beverage and dairy applications

AriZona Beverages moves into a hot-filled PET longneck bottle, PET helps launch a carbonated dairy drink, PET/nylon/PET resists carbonation loss for Perrier’s new bottle, and an additive extends shelf life for the first PET-bottled milk in the U.K.

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