Bella Vista has been successful with its organic jams through gourmet food stores, but new filling capacity on the firm?s auto
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New equipment helps jam maker go mainstream

A Michigan manufacturer of organic jams extends product sales beyond gourmet stores and into the supermarket aisles since installing a complete filling line late last year.
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Flexible film use wraps up awards

A bag for grease lubricant and a label for bottled juice are just two examples of innovative film uses that earned Golden Mummy and Pyramid awards.
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Protecting gourmet flavors for canines

Breeder's Choice opts for a high-barrier, all-plastic lamination for two sizes of its new Pinnacle super-premium dog foods. Long shelf life, nutrient protection and minimizing of infestation are among benefits.
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CMM brings converting into the 21st Century

Through a conference program and exhibits, CMM Intl. attendees will be updated on the latest in printing and converting technologies. Here's a preview of what to expect at Chicago's McCormick Place, April 12 to 14.
Once wrapped and sealed, individual pieces of Creme  Savers are discharged onto a takeaway conveyor
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'Servo-ing' up new generation Lifesavers

High output and quick, tool-less changeover were wrapper features that were persuasive to Nabisco's Lifesavers Division. Throughput is up at least 15% with servo-driven wrapping of individual hard candies.
Kettle Foods wanted to keep the paper look of their previous bags but put in a window so customers could see the tortilla chips
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Innovative applications bag awards

Flexible bags protect bone-in meat products, provide a barrier for respiring cheese, and allow high-altitude shipping of tortilla chips. All three earn awards from the Flexible Packaging Assn.
By viewing charts of acquired data, it?s possible to pin down specific line performance symptoms that can then be analyzed. This
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Putting 'smart systems' to work

Avoid these common pitfalls when implementing a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system on a packaging line.
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Putting 'smart systems' to work (sidebar)

When less is really more
Flexible packs of chlorine shock treatment products for swimming pools maintain child-resistance while offering users an easy-op
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Olin notches easy opening for flexible packs

A small notch makes it easier for consumers to open Olin Pool Products' child-resistant, single-use, flexible packs of chlorine shock treatment products for swimming pools.
New packs of Heath?s bird suet (above) offer consumers easy opening. At retail, they can stand on the shelf, offer appealing gra
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Flexible materials earn Green Globe Award

Heath Manufacturing wins a Green Globe Award from the Flexible Packaging Assn. for a bird suet cake package that uses less material than its predecessor. New equipment increases productivity while saving labor costs.
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Flexible pack zips to market

A flexible bag with a transverse zipper provides consumers with 'pour-and-store' convenience for Birds Eye-brand frozen chicken-based meals.
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Collating candy at 3,000/min

Goetze's Candy Co. triples speeds for packaging its venerable soft caramel cream candies after installing a new servo-driven feeding/collating system with high-speed motion control.
Symbolic of child-resistant packaging, this photo from Van Leer Flexibles shows how a tear-resistant bag can foil toddler?s atte
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Oh, baby!

Consumer Product Safety Commission proposal on child-resistant caps would force packaging expenditures for many products. The specifics of new rule have yet to be fully identified.
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Testor blazes a new trail in paint packs (sidebar)

Pouches reach U.S. in Visions line
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U.S. goes 'bananas'

Packagers who buy folding cartons from Europe for toothpaste, cereal, cosmetics, glassware and a host of other products better get ready for sticker shock.

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