Forklift pickup channels, clearly visible at the base of the machine, make it easy to transport the machine from one packing she
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Bottom taper coddles fruit

This automated case taper has special gear that helps protect delicate fruit during distribution. It runs at a steady 54 boxes/min and can be forklifted from place to place.
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From left to right: Bob Heitzman, PEF board member and publisher of <I>Packaging Digest;</I> Bill Cobert, president and CEO of C
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PEF receives donation from Canon

Canon Communications LLC's President and CEO, William F. Cobert, opened the WestPack 2001 trade show in Anaheim, CA, on June 19 as the new owner of the event. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Canon (Los Angeles, CA) presented a donation of $25ꯠ to the Packaging Education Forum (Arlington, VA).
Brick packs of a rice-based beverage, in production on the day of PW's visit, move through the automatic case packer.
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Breakthrough aseptic line at CNP

Two new aseptic lines are capable of filling either 500-mL or 1-L brick pack cartons. FIFO accumulation system and remote robotic palletizing also shine.
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Breakthrough aseptic line at CNP (sidebar)

Robotic wizardry
Household chemical category: gold to Twin City Bottle (Minneapolis, MN) and The Caldrea Co. for a bottle and closure for home ca
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Other NACD winners

Listed below are the NACD winners in the other six categories.
General industrial and automotive: gold to North Pak Palmer Container (Twinsburg, OH) and Ashland Chemical for an F-style can an
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Other NACD winners cont.

General industrial and automotive: gold to North Pak Palmer Container (Twinsburg, OH) and Ashland Chemical for an F-style can and spout for insulation adhesives; silver to Richards Packaging and Bardahl for a bottle and closure for a custom designed bottle for automotive chemicals; bronze to TricorBraun and Senoret Chemical for a bottle and dispensing closure for a pesticide.
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Quality product, quality coding

“It’s too easy to spend time and money on the best ingredients, careful production, and attractive packaging only to destroy the quality feel by poor printing of the ‘use-by’ date and batch number on the pack.” Sales director David Marx of Giles Foods knows whereof he speaks. His firm, based in Milton Keynes, England, supplies a range of quiches and specialty breads to major food retailers in the United Kingdom.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/environment/01_07_16_001.shtml">Packaging low on the list

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: A newly published INCPEN-commissioned report on the environmental impact of the way we live shows that packaging comes low on the list of contributors to energy wastefulness. Click logo for full article.
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Paperboard 12-pack wins award

A new 12-pack paperboard can multipack has won the coveted Structural/Technical Innovation award in the 2001 National Paperboard Packaging Competition, sponsored by the Paper-board Packaging Council (Alexandria, VA). Called the DuoStrap®, the Mead Packaging (Atlanta, GA) carton has already received patents for its integral handle and also for its can roll-out dispensing device.
Axxis Intl.: Tray packing and shrink wrapping
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Axxis Intl.: Tray packing and shrink wrapping

At this contract packager of personal care products, bottles are collated in the appropriate pattern so that a pick-and-place head on the Cermex pick-and-place packer can close on them and lift them into a waiting tray. A short distance later, shrink wrapping (from EDL Packaging Engineers) secures the bottles in their trays.
Axxis Intl.: Depucking & labeling
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Axxis Intl.: Depucking & labeling

At this contract packager of personal care products, once bottles are gripped from opposite sides by a transfer conveyor, pucks, supplied by Advantage Puck, ride down an incline conveyor while bottles are transported toward the labeler.
Axxis Intl.: Filling & capping
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Axxis Intl.: Filling & capping

At this contract packager of personal care products, empty bottles in pucks from Advantage Puck move into the 12-head liquid filler from Masterfil. After filling, a three-head capper torques down caps, and then the containers exit the filler and move toward depucking.
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FMI 2001: Innovation on vacation?

The annual three-day extravaganza sponsored by the Food Marketing Institute came to Chicago in early May, and while the usual shoulder-to-shoulder hustle and bustle was felt in the crowded aisles of McCormick’s Place’s South Hall, packaging innovation seemed relatively scarce.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/innovation/01_05_16_001.shtml">New Tetra Pak carton challe

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Retortable carton system offers an alternative to tins and jars. Click logo for full article.
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BBB targets Arizona tea drink

The Council of Better Business Bureaus asked FDA to take action against Arizona’s “Rx Memory Mind Elixir” because of its false and misleading label. The tea drink contains ginkgo biloba.

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