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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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The system shown here includes a robotic positioner that picks a bundle of 12-count corrugated shippers, orients the bundle, cut
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Machinery brings the future to Latrobe

The front end of this glass line for 12-oz Rolling Rock beer is practically an operator-free zone. Laser-guided vehicles replenish packaging materials on demand. See in-plant video
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Three legs are better than one

Glass bottles of Rolling Rock beer run through paired fillers at 1길/min and then fan out to any one of three packaging legs. Eight operators ‘patrol’ the entire line. See in-plant video
As it exits the case packer, the wraparound 3-count case is already shelf-ready for retailers.
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Big containers, big output done Nature's Way (sidebar)

The next wave in gallon merchandising?
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Big containers, big output done Nature's Way (sidebar)

Bigger containers, shorter line
Lengthy line starts with robotic depalletizing where the bagged jugs are picked and placed onto an infeed table for automatic de
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Big containers, big output done Nature's Way

Nature’s Way Purewater fills 180 1-gal containers/min and packs them into 3-count cases at a rate of 60 cases/min. New $4 million, 2000’-long line includes a case packer that accepts 2.5-gal containers, too. See in-plant video
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Worldwide Food Expo returns

Described as the largest food processing and packaging event in the Western hemisphere, Worldwide Food Expo is expected to draw 35ꯠ to Chicago’s McCormick Place.
When changeover is needed, an Aladdin machine operator can adjust the shrink wrapper for various mug sizes and return to product
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Quick changeover sets off production overhaul

Mug manufacturer Aladdin revamps its production facility with a family of seven hand-loaded semi-automatic shrink wrappers.
Shown here is a sampling of Clean Team's packaged cleaning cards that are inserted into magnetic stripe readers, point-of-sale c
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Four-side-sealer homers for Clean Team

Clean Team, a San Diego maker of cleaning card products, speeds changeovers and lowers labor costs with an automated sealer. Pitched area allows for easy filling of liquid cleaning solution into the package.
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What's the opposite of 'green'?

Well, that’s not exactly the question that arises after reading a report in the Aug. 2 edition of The Economist. Rather than being the opposite of environmentally sensitive, the point of the report is that maybe “pale green” is closer to the truth.
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Instant foamer pumps new J&J soap

Johnson & Johnson, Skillman, NJ, in May introduced Johnson’s Kids Foam Blaster hand soap, topped with an instant foam dispenser developed by Airspray International (Pompano Beach, FL). The Table Top foam-producing dispenser is said to provide a soap product that lathers without water.
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Art nouveau design

For the second year in a row, Andy Powell, an artist represented by Scott Hull Associates (Dayton, OH), has created a dynamic piece of artwork to decorate bottles of 2001 Beringer Nouveau red table wine.
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'Fresh-roasted' design

Whether it’s coffee or ice cream, Seattle-based Starbucks continuously works to strengthen its brand identity. Facing fierce competition for premium freezer case space, Starbucks turned to Enterprise IG (San Francisco, CA) to create an exciting new look that would stand out from the competition and also provide a more unified brand identity.
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Promotional graphics

To bolster its Grand Prix Formula One Sweepstakes, Stamford, CT-based Beck’s North America introduced a special, limited-edition 16-oz collector aluminum beer can and multipack racing packaging.
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Relocations, expansions

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Waukegan, IL) has moved its headquarters to a new building located at 1081 Northpoint Boulevard, Waukegan, IL 60085; Phone: 847/596-9000, fax: 847/596-9001.

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