Since new labels and a large plastic cap were made part of the package, the container has much better impact on display. Inset s
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New look for oyster packs

Induction-sealing is a key element in Minterbrook’s redesigned oyster package. Shelf life is extended, tamper evidence improved, and costs cut.
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Frame-mounted 4-axis robot uses vacuum cups to assemble cases of cartoned milk three at a time.
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'Cool' robot palletizes three-up

A robot at Schroeder Milk palletizes cases from three lines in up to three different configurations at a time using specialized tooling to handle cases, pallets or slipsheets. System replaces manual palletization.
Romance Foods produces filled and unfilled cooked pasta and sauces (above). Packaged pasta goes through a microwave/convection p
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Fresh pasta maker romances long shelf life

Romance Foods pasteurizes its cooked, packaged pastas using a combination microwave/convection oven to achieve 75-day refrigerated shelf life.
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Fresh pasta maker romances long shelf life (sidebar)

Serving sauce for Sargento
The Milwaukee County House of Correction produces meals in reusable trays like these in an unusual wrap and shrink process. The
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Correctional facility bars wasted food, materials

A specially developed film applied to reusable trays on a heat-shrink machine helps the Milwaukee County House of Correction provide inmates with a tamper-evident package that reduces wasted food and packaging materials.
This rigid APET clamshell provides shock protection for Seagate's disc drives during handling and shipping. Bar codes can be sca
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SeaShell drives away damage

Disk drive manufacturer Seagate reduces damage by 60% and saves more than $4 million per year in freight and materials costs by switching to a thermoformed ‘SeaShell’ clamshell.
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SeaShell drives away damage (sidebar)

Seagate serves two customer ‘streams’
Gorton's of Gloucester operated with an HACCP program 20 years before it was required, and its packaging has several control poi
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Something fishy about HACCP

FDA and USDA plan to re-examine seafood and meat inspection programs, and to consider possible tightening of regulations.
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Where packaging meets logistics, Nordic style

Edited copies of presentations at a Danish symposium are bound into a 106-page volume that largely examines transit packaging and how it fits into a company’s logistics plan.
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Snooping on the competition

So many Web-based databases (of suppliers, products, packages, what have you) promise great information, but my experience is that few deliver.
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PET paint can is a first

Kalon Decorative Products of Birstall, England, is believed to be the first to offer oil-based paints in a one-piece polyethylene terephthalate lever-lid container.
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FPA annual meeting

George Will, one of the nation’s most respected journalists and political commentators, will give the keynote address at the Feb. 28-Mar. 2 annual meeting of the Flexible Packaging Assn.
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Another big year for robotics

The North American Robotics industry is on course to top more than $1 billion in new orders and shipments for the fourth straight year, according to new statistics released by the Ann Arbor, MI-based Robotic Industries Association.
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A 'greener' way to decorate

VOSS of Oslo, Norway, is the first beverage plant licensee of RevTech’s Envirogluv™ glass decorating technology. In fact, it’s the first application of the technology used by a packager other than Revlon, RevTech’s former parent company, which has used it on glass containers of nail polish and makeup for several years.
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New double-bag system in Japan

An unusual double-bag system is being used for delivery of liquid for enteral nutrition in various Japanese hospitals. The system includes an aseptically filled inner Elopouch® bag, the kind often used for UHT milks.

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