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Produce box standard

The corrugated box industry has introduced a new Modularity Standard for produce cases that will improve operational efficiency for grocery retailers and their distribution centers.
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Service opportunities abound in foodservice

But it's also evident even in more expensive establishments. My wife and I have been disappointed for a wide variety of reasons, often because the restaurant didn't have the meal that we ordered from the menu.
The LLDPE bags-on-a-roll are printed off-line with label formats stored on a PC. The spool of printed bags are then mounted onto
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Printer furnishes improved productivity

A furniture hardware distributor uses a thermal-transfer printer for bar codes, graphics and part numbers on its bagged hardware to cut costs and increase production.
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Broad attendance at motion control meeting (sidebar)

Desparately seeking standards
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Pizza Hut serves 'Wrappies' with breakfast sandwiches

To better contain its breakfast sandwiches and make them easier to eat, Pizza Hut Express employs an unusual 'Wrappie.'
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Ordering spare parts via the Web (sidebar)

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These filter-packs of ground coffee represent a growth opportunity for Cordoba Coffee now that the company has automated overwra
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Foodservice packs at twice the speed

Canadian coffee marketer sees growth in coffee filter-packs used by guests in hotel rooms. A new flow wrapper lets the firm aggressively pursue this foodservice market niche.
A three-compartment CPET tray, PE-based lidding film and colorful SBS carton are employed by Corky?s for its frozen HMR dinners
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HMR package serves dual markets

Southern BBQ restaurant chain and mail-order business employs the same dual-ovenable CPET tray and attractive paperboard carton to introduce frozen dinners sold both in hospitals and grocery stores.
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Desperately seeking standards

Head engineers from Anheuser-Busch, General Mills, Hershey Foods, Nabiscoand Procter & Gamble begin a dialogue with machinery and controls suppliers on motion control standards for packaging. Part one.
Cases are formed into rows (top) on a slider plate that moves a layer of cases (above) onto the stretch wrapper part of the pall
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Dow Corning sings praises of palletizer/stretch wrapper combo

Combo systems at the end of three silicone sealant cartridge packaging lines save space, money and materials at the company's Elizabethtown, KY, facility.
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End-users seek motion standards

Part two of our report covering a ground-breaking meeting last October where engineers from Anheuser-Busch, General Mills, Hershey Foods, Nabisco and Procter & Gamble spoke out about their packaging controls needs.
Joe Kimbrell, Rovema
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Machine builders debate PC vs PLC control

Part two of our report on PC vs PLC control for packaging machinery, from the perspective of design engineers at leading packaging machinery builders.
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PW launches new site

Auto Notification and QuickSearch technology make searching PW's site faster than ever.
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Report plots growth of PET used in packaging

According to a recent study by Tecnon (UK) Ltd. (London, England), global consumption of polyethylene terephthalate resin used in packaging applications will rise from 4.45 million tons in 1997 to 11.53 million tons in 2007.
Products such as these may soon be able to claim they help prevent heart disease.
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FDA urged to approve soy health claim

The National Food Processors Assn. and the Grocery Manufacturers of America are urging FDA to approve a pending health claim for labels that links soy protein with the prevention of coronary heart disease.

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