Redesigned multi-packs (left) earned packagers the PAC Gold award for decorated corrugated fiberboard.
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Best Foods launches 'souperb' redesign

Redesigned pack for club stores saves on packaging materials while enhancing visual appeal. Lid-to-lid orientation plays a key role.
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Showtime in Vegas once again

Pack Expo Las Vegas, now in its fourth edition, runs Sept. 10-12 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The Packaging Solutions Conference 2001 and co-located IEFP add to the excitement.
Dutch (left) and Don LaJeunesse hold a skin-packed pad of stainless-steel components in front of their company's new skin packag
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'Job shop' takes hands-on approach to skin packaging

Semi-automatic skin packaging machine improves protection of shipments of stainless-steel components and saves money.
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Packagers air views on machine safety

An exclusive Packworld.com survey provides a rare look at what packagers think about machine safety and what machine modifications they want.
Bottles are removed from reshippers by a continuous-motion rotary-style uncaser (left).
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Bacardi moves to modernization

A revamp of Line One is just part of a plant-wide move to upgrade, automate, and modernize Bacardi’s Jacksonville, FL, plant. See in-plant video
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Uncaser, case packer like twins
Mead Johnson's Stuart Kipperman sits in the company's "war room," where all the company's product labels are displayed for the n
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'Enfa' now says Mead Johnson globally

Nearly 600 SKUs of baby nutritional products around the world are now carrying a new Enfa brand design for easy recognition.
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Blister displays ink cartridges

Simi Valley, CA-based Hitachi Koki Imaging Solutions (HiKIS) repackaged its Dataproducts Inkjet product line from conventional paperboard cartons to carded blister packs that clearly show the cartridges inside. Additionally, color coding on the blister card differentiates the various brands.
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Canister sends Rugrats to Mexico

In April, Mexico's largest baked goods company, Marinela, released a special line of cookies dedicated to the Mexican release of the Nickelodeon movie, "Rugrats in Paris." The product is housed in a slim 113x1110 composite canister from Sonoco (Hartsville, SC). It's topped with a molded plastic dispenser in the shape of one of the seven main Rugrats characters.
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Bakery wraps up production rates

Mail-order bakery Bellows House Bakery, Walpole, NH, found a resolution to high labor costs and low production rates in packaging its grab-and-go cookies and brownies. In fall ’99, manual labor and semi-automatic sealing was replaced by a Fuji-Formost (Woodinville, WA) Model FW-340mII horizontal form/fill/seal wrapper.
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A pedigreed pouch

Kal Kan launched eight 150-g (5.3-oz) varieties of Pedigree Little Champions wet dog food this spring in what appears to be the same foil-laminated pouch used for the company's Whiskas-brand cat food (see Packaging World, Aug. '99, p. 83, or packworld.com/go/whiskas). Little Champions sports an 18-month shelf life, and it carries Kal Kan's Flavor-Lock Pouch trademark.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/general/01_08_21_001.shtml">Dairy Crest milk pouch trial</

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Dairy Crest is currently trialling a milk pouch system at selected doorstep delivery depots and supermarkets in the UK. Click logo for full article.
Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Automated case packing
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Automated case packing

On this revamped bottling line for rum and rum products, the rotary case packer from Hartness International operates just like the uncaser, except in reverse. Downstream from the case packer, tab-lock reshippers have their tabs slit before flaps are plowed and glued shut.
Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Monoblock rinsing/filling/capping
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Monoblock rinsing/filling/capping

On this revamped bottling line for rum and rum products, the cap hopper is nearly 150 feet upstream from the capper. This minimizes dust and clutter on the filling line. The rinser/filler/capper, supplied by Horix Manufacturing, includes a 60-head rinser, 80-head filler, and 20-head capper.
Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Uncasing
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Bacardi Bottling Corp.: Uncasing

Bacardi was among the first to install this rotary uncaser from Hartness International on this revamped bottling line for rum and rum products. It uses 10 carriages continuously moving in a circle to pick bottles from reshippers and place them on a conveyor leading to the rinser/filler/capper block.

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