Labels and caps are applied almost simultaneously at speeds to 50/min.
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Change means quick changeover

In an effort to reduce storage of preprinted tubes, Henkel Home Improvements decided to label in-house. In addition to saving space and gaining flexibility, the company also enjoys quicker changeover.
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Salons sample new pack

Regis salons give away an unusual sample pack printed with a $1-off coupon to entice customers to purchase regular-sized hair-care products.
The output from all ten robots is handled by a single flow wrapper that wraps trays at 90/min (right). Operators can monitor the
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Robotic tray loaders speed cookie loading

A state-of-the-art line at Voortman Cookies in Canada uses 10 vision-guided robots to simultaneously pack cookies into five trays at 1걄 cookies/min. Saves C$450ꯠ/yr in labor costs and provides 10-minute tool-less changeover.
Food, bronze
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More than just a pretty package (sidebar)

Additional winners include:
Cross-feed conveyors receive product from a distribution conveyor for direct delivery to the combination scales. Shown here is t
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Fire gives snack baker a clean slate

Fire claimed Pretzels, Inc.'s Indiana headquarters plant on Christmas Eve '97. By the following August, a new plant with a streamlined packaging room had risen from the ashes.
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Packaging focus for HBA Global Expo

Packaging and components for health and beauty aids will be prominent when HBA Global Expo opens at New York's Javits Center, June 8 to 10.
Users spray foam from the returnable containers onto everything from buildings (shown) to refrigerated trucks.
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Fomo tracks many happy returns

A tracking system better controls Fomo Products' fleet of returnable containers holding foam insulation chemicals. That helps the company save up to $60ꯠ/yr.
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Beta testing will determine U.S. plastic beer bottle spec(s)

Some time after a computer software code is written, but before it is commercially launched, it undergoes a period of beta testing. During this period, select users try the program out, spot bugs in it, figure out function shortcuts, criticize the program's performance and let the developer know what they like and don't like about the software.
The patented PVC capsule that houses the security tag is manually slipped onto the tape rule?s belt clip. Because of an indentat
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Source tags provide measured security improvements

Stanley Tools houses a security label in a patented PVC capsule that clips onto the back of its tape rule package.
The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators honors converters for work done on glass containers. Three of 1998?s winners are pic
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Glass decoration clearly wins

Jelly jars' decoration brings movie to life, wins award and even becomes a collector's item.
Mobius winners span several varying packaging styles. The Newby teas evoke a sense of classic refinement, the President?s Choice
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Package designs shine among Mobius winners

The 28th-annual Mobius Awards were handed out late last year. The package design category highlighted some of the year's most exciting and successful packages.
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More than just a pretty package

A line of high-density polyethylene bottles combines form and function to clinch NACD's Best of Show award. Other winners also fit the theme of beauty and functionality.
Guiderail adjustment assemblies include cylindrical components (shown above and inset) that display color dots that correspond t
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Glaxo 'Wellcomes' quick-change software

As Glaxo Wellcome's Zebulon, NC, facility packs a wider variety of pharmaceuticals, quick-changeover equipment becomes top priority. Software developed in-house helps the plant reduce changeover times on its solid-dose packaging lines.
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New market means new packaging

Sundried tomatoes are a $20 million category, according to marketing vice president Howard Nager of Sunsweet Growers. To break into this hot market, Pleasanton, CA-based Sunsweet decided to use packaging color and design aimed at appealing to a wider market than it aims for with its well-known prune products.
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Kellogg, IP team up in school

A new school milk program from Kellogg Co. and International Paper (Memphis, TN) features 8-oz milk cartons displaying popular Kellogg characters on the side panels.

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