The top portion of the Squish-Pak! bottle's two-piece closure is removed (below left), revealing the "sipper  protrusion" that m
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Suiza dairy touts 'squishy' bottle

A soft LDPE bottle and ‘sipper protrusion’ make it easy for kids to hold and drink single-serve milks. Suiza’s Country Fresh dairy introduces two distinct brands of milk in the containers.
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In the above drawing of Daiwa Can's ASIS line, two single-stage injection/stretch blow molding machines feed bottles through an
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Dueling technologies spell success

At Japan’s Daiwa Can, one aseptic PET line uses in-line mold/blow/fill. Right beside it, another line blows bottles and sterilizes them in a second operation just before filling.
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Dueling technologies spell success (sidebar)

ASIS, CC lines illustrated
Kirin aseptically fills either 350- or 500-mL PET bottles at 900/min on its new line.
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Aseptic advancements make it tea time in Asia

Kirin of Japan and Uni-President of Taiwan are taking advantage of pioneering new developments in aseptic packaging technology to sell their teas.
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'New' InterBev widens focus

With a new show producer, InterBev has become an all-beverage show. New conference and keynote session are among the added features.
The vf/f/s machine discharges four filled and sealed packs at a time (above). The equipment heat-seals a strip of unprinted film
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Filler meets tough standards at Stonyfield

Stonyfield Farm is so confident about the potential sales of its Yo Squeeze organic yogurt for kids that it’s purchased a second vf/f/s machine. Each machine produces 200 tubes/min, with an unusual ‘butt seal.’
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Filler meets tough standards at Stonyfield (sidebar)

Cartoner delivers downstream
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Suppliers recognize packagers' training needs

In describing their own programs, suppliers acknowledge shortcomings and reflect the criticisms made by their customers. Time allocated for training remains the most pressing need, they agree.
Glen Long
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Suppliers recognize packagers' training needs (sidebar)

PMMI’s ‘train the trainer’ program nearly ready
The redesigned Tums package (left) features a snap-on/twist-off cap and an oval-shaped neck finish that is induction-sealed on a
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Tums packages sealed with a twist

SmithKline Beecham breaks new ground with an oval-shaped, induction-sealed foil membrane beneath a twist-off cap. Benefits include reduced downtime and less scrap.
Wheeled dollies (top) of reusable plastic crates filled with chilled foods are rolled through portal readers at the Tibbett & Br
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UK firms are out to shorten time to market

Sainsbury’s will soon implement a sophisticated RFID tag system to better manage its chilled foods distribution, while ICI Paints evaluates digital asset management.
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All need to find time for training

The two-part training certification and accreditation program announced by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) sounds like a strong plan that could pay big dividends to packaging operations in the years ahead (see p.
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Wine bottles go 'green' for Europe

Citing European preference for “green” packaging, and to satisfy local regulatory prohibitions, Canandaigua Brands, Fairport, NY, has switched wine capsules on bottles it ships to Europe.
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Cash pops out of Aussie cans

The expression “show me the money” has taken a beverage twist Down Under. That’s where United Distillers & Vintners, part of London, England-based Diageo, has stashed real cash inside select cans of Bundaberg’s Rum & Cola.
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Textured finish is a first

In launching a new beer called Swan Mid, brand manager Brenton Foster of Australia's Swan Brewery wanted a package that would stand out from other beer products.

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