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Downtime shrinks with new wrappers

When Georgia-Pacific needed to speed up wrapping rates for its 9” Dixie paper plates, management picked servo-driven, side-seal shrink wrappers that maintain high speed and tight registration.
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Antibacterial  products like this hand soap would have to be very careful of its status with EPA before selecting package compon
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EPA trying to wrap up packaging standard

Agency would require containers for pesticide and anti-microbial products to pass DOT performance tests.
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Expo Pack Mexico

The Sports Palace in Mexico City plays host to Expo Pack Mexico from June 26 to 29. With some 600 exhibitors on hand, it’s the key packaging show in Central America.
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WestPack moves to June

A bit of history is being made as WestPack moves to June. Innovative and effective packaging solutions are still the focus.
The personnel involved in the expansion were (inset, L to R) Sargento's Jay Nolte, distribution center manager; Jim Gillman, fir
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Wrapper stretches Sargento output

Sargento supplements a well-liked workhorse stretch wrapper with a system that’s 30% faster and also saves on film.
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Cap combines clarity and barrier

Special ingredients give Eleganzza lipstick extended-wear properties. Only a cap molded of the right copolyester can protect those ingredients yet still allow lipstick colors to shine through.
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New machine 'maps' out sandwich packs (sidebar)

Reiser helps distribute packaging solutions
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New machine 'maps' out sandwich packs

Manufacturer relies on modified atmosphere packaging for its line of convenience store sandwiches.
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Limited 'edition,' unlimited help

Distiller and importer David Sherman Corp. often relies on distributors like Saxco to help create packaging for new products. Premium, hand-packaged bourbon is no exception.
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Heinz speeds oval container to market (sidebar)

Heinz ‘Pounces’ on resealable pouch
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Heinz speeds oval container to market

Heinz Pet Snacks’ new Savory Bites dog snacks, packed in a tall oval container, epitomize the company’s new speed-to-market initiative.
Robotic pick-and-place tool (top) loads eight trays at a time into carrier plates that deliver the trays to the evacuation/backf
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Sliced apples stay fresh for 36 days (sidebar)

Robotics to the rescue
Among the packaged fresh produce marketed by Reichel Foods are carrots and, most recently, sliced apples.
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Sliced apples stay fresh for 36 days

Reichel Foods has moved from nacho chips and dip to luncheon meat to PBJ ‘Snax’ to carrots to celery, all in thermoformed trays. Now comes sliced apples with a 36-day refrigerated shelf life.
A maintenance worker places the new Smart Sac Stand-up Pouch inside the Smart Box containing unit for proportioning and dispensi
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Company gets 'smart' with flexibles

A specially designed stand-up pouch helps this manufacturer of cleaning chemicals provide consumers with greater convenience and efficiency.
Online machine blueprints ensure that Sun-Maid receives all the right parts.
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Spare Parts Purchasing: Order History as Diagnostic Tool

Sun-Maid analyzes spare parts order history to identify and correct recurring problems.

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