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Brewers tap holographic effects

Two brewers are adding holographic effects to their packaging to entice consumers at retail: Miller Brewing, Milwaukee, WI, has redesigned its Magnum malt liquor to include a label with a psuedo-holographic look, and Coors Brewing Co., Golden, CO, is launching a summer promotion for Coors Light that incorporates holographic packaging.
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PMMI expects really big show

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) says Pack Expo 98, November 8-12 in Chicago, will be a record setter. On April 30, exhibit space stood at 1걗꼬 net sq'.
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Brands 'Sing' with consistency

Tying in with recent graphic updates of Michelina's® and new Michelina's Lean 'n Tasty(TM) brands, redesigned packaging for Michelina's Yu Sing® entrees and egg rolls began reaching store freezers this April.
Sold to school foodservice programs in five states, these fresh apples in MAP pouches are a big hit with students
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Apple and tortilla packs break the foodservice routine

Fresh, sliced apples for school foodservice customers and tortillas for hotel and restaurant kitchens both come in packages that look like they were lifted from a retail setting.
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Streamlining handling headaches

Stainless-steel, reusable IBCs reduce drum handling/disposal problems for chemicals manufacturer Bush Boake Allen and a key customer.
New computer hardware and software helps Pharmacia & Upjohn coordinate product changeovers. This screen illustrates some of the
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Small changes deliver big-time for Pharmacia & Upjohn

Pharmaceutical firm saves $650ꯠ/yr at its Kalamazoo, MI, packaging facility by implementing simple, yet cost-effective quick-changeover procedures on 30 packaging lines.
Induction sealing is greatly improved at Algood since new equipment (below left) was installed. The PET containers filled at t
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Algood looks good with new sealers

Outdated induction sealing systems were driving production line workers nuts at this peanut butter manufacturer. New equipment reduces downtime, raises productivity.
The connector on this 7.5-L stand-up pouch functions as a closure in transit. When the pouch is placed in the dispenser, a nozz
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Dispensing with food quality concerns

Large, 7.5-L stand-up pouches for condiments rely on unique closures that help Van Dijk Food Products' Dutch foodservice customers meet HACCP quality standards.
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Are packagers ready to invest in metal's best and brightest?

Packaging managers looking for innovations can be forgiven for focusing most of their attention on the flexible packaging and rigid plastic container fields.
Film is advanced evenly through the automatic L-sealer by a powered unwind and a side chain gripper. Inset photo shows cartoned
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Video cassette packaging hits fast forward

Semi-automatic labeling, cartoning and shrink wrapping of video cassettes just couldn't keep pace with Provac's rapid growth. New equipment was the answer.
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Jalapenos 'wheel' to market in new jar

New barrier plastic jug offers convenience, safety and disposal improvements.
Parts room manager Jim Ryder uses a parts pick list to gather a starwheel for a rotary labeler for a Line 24 changeover
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Small changes deliver big-time for Pharmacia & Upjohn

Parts organization speeds changeovers
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Shaker cups pour into Papa John's pizza outlets

New 'shake-n-pour' lidstock on a plastic cup lets consumers shake or pour crushed pepper or parmesan cheese onto their pizza. The cup is placed into a die-cut area on corrugated pizza boxes for Papa John's pizza deliveries and carry-outs.
A footed bowl allows each of the four Hot Bowls varieties to stand and display nicely. Inside are all the components necessary,
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The power of packaging on display at FMI

Hot Bowls, packaged apple slices and fresh spinach that can be microwaved right in its clear film package were among the highlights at this year's FMI show.
Drums of Witco?s products are often stored outside (left),where labels are exposed to weather elements and the bleaching effe
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Witco leaves lasting impression on containers

Chemical producer shifts to thermal-transfer-printed labels for drums often stored outside. Copy required by regulations is legible longer. Computer software makes labels much easier to create, too.

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