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Employee retention through TLC (sidebar)

On the trail of a Ph.D.
Promo Edge?s label construction uses a proprietary hot melt adhesive that requires consumers to cut into the label. The label?s
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A winning combination

A unique label construction for an on-pack game piece provides both security and low cost for the shaver division of BIC Corp.
Amodular mold insert system makes it possible to blow mold a variety of bottle sizes without paying high mold costs for each siz
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Honey shows off in clear PET

Burleson overcomes technical and cost hurdles to become one of the first honey marketers to use PET containers. Now in development is a PET jar for foodservice holding 5 lb of honey.
Kyle McMullen (above), president of Newhall Coffee Roasting Company, also serves as packaging engineer and machine operator for
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Small machine is big business for coffee roaster

A compact form/fill/seal machine makes a packaging engineer out of an entrepreneur and launches a whole new business in the process.
Stouffer Foods is launching ?Skillet Sensations,? frozen, stand-up, pouch-packed HMRs, which are expected to be in full nati
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Home meal replacements stay hot

With Americans still clamoring for convenience in the kitchen, food marketers find packaging that offers opportunities in the home meal replacement category.
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Retaining part-time help (sidebar)

Government forecasts 'cloudy' for packaging labor
At Hunt-Wesson?s huge new Waterloo, IA, aseptic pudding plant (below), technical training was a primary ingredient. While much t
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How training aids in recruiting

When Hunt-Wesson planned a state-of-the-art aseptic pudding production and packaging plant, it worked with a local community college to ensure its new hires were ready for the plant's high technology.
The first PEN bottle of Pulmotil AC to reach the marketplace was the 250-mL size, shown here with its extended text label. The l
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Lilly likes PEN for veterinary product

A new treatment for respiratory problems in pigs and chickens is administered in the field, where the breakability of glass packaging is a concern. A homopolymer PEN bottle provides a shatter-resistant answer and delivers all the shelf life needed.
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Beam it down...in size

FDA now says 'irradiation' disclosure on food labels doesn't have to be a 'warning label.' Still, the food industry hopes for more concessions from the Food Safety & Inspection Service.
Near the head of the line, the black bowls in their carrier plates pass beneath the twin hoppers (left) of the filling station.
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Nut bowl offers microwavability and more

Plastic bowl for nuts and snacks is microwavable, reclosable and convenient. Barrier materials extend shelf life, and footed bottom allows stand-up on-shelf display.
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Jar line is a royal flush (sidebar)

Drop packer provides smooth operation
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Controls for a complex system

The entire operation of the MS700 bowl filling/lidding system running at Sanfilippo is tightly controlled by a SLC 504 programmable logic controller from Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI).
Arotating plate ?broadcasts? or spreads yeast into a bisected funnel (above, inset) that channels the flow of yeast into two ja
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Jar line is a royal flush

Universal Foods' Red Star Yeast Div. boosts production five-fold with a new jar line. Nitrogen flushing consistently reduces headspace oxygen below 1%.
A Steelcase operator pulls a length of reinforced gummed tape from a dispenser for application to a box at the office furniture
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Tape machines secure Steelcase shipments

Office furniture manufacturer Steelcase takes a hands-on approach to prevent product damage during distribution.

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