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Robotic case packer

Starting at less than $250ꯠ, the RP 240 robotic case packer from Edson (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) top loads light or heavy products into small or large packages at speeds to 15 cases/min, or 50 layers/min.
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Cremora's switch to PET

Eagle Family Foods Inc.’s switch in packaging materials in its 1-kg size of Cremora powdered non-dairy creamer was the first move in an across-the-board transition.
Carton contains two four-count stacks of electron-beam treated patties.
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Irradiated burgers warmly welcomed

Introduced just in time for the grilling season, frozen hamburger patties from Huisken Meats, Chandler, MN, are a hit in the Upper Midwest.
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What's new at NPE 2000

Packaging World Interactive previews some of the new packaging-related machinery and components used to produce both rigid and flexible plastic packaging materials that will be on display June 19 to 23 at the National Plastics Exposition.
At the end of the new line, a thermal-transfer print-and-apply tamp labeler applies a label with product identification and othe
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Siemens solidifies growth with packaging investment

Packaging of hot-selling cordless phones is being automated at Siemens’ Austin, TX, manufacturing facility. Labor costs are reduced and appearance improved significantly.
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Packaging makes a run for the border

With more than 600 exhibitors and 25ꯠ attendees, Expo Pack Mexico, to be held June 6 to 9 in the Mexico City Sports Palace, is the premiere business show in Central America.
Top photo shows the labeling station that applies labels to the square PET bottles. A spring-mounted overhead conveyor (above) h
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Square minis shake up a bottling line

When UDV began bottling two new brands of schnapps in its Toronto plant, the square bottle called for new labeling technology.
A customer service employee at Mathews uses the PadPak Jr. to prepare spare parts for shipment.
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Shipping problems warrant 'krafty' solution

Mathews Conveyor saves time, money and reputation by re-evaluating its void-fill packaging for the shipment of small spare parts.
Frozen chicken wings are fanned out to individual weigh buckets by a dispersal cone (above). Bagged chicken drops out of the vf/
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Packaging of chicken wings takes off

When Canadian poultry producer Olymel automated the packaging of its chicken wings, it was able to redeploy 12 operators formerly required for manual packaging.
Casa de Oro's tortilla bags, taco-shell cartons and corrugated cases all receive a crisp, legible date code for the benefit of b
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New code's legibility smears its predecessor

Casa de Oro Foods’ new date coder produces a clean, legible date code on taco-shell cartons, tortilla bags and corrugated shippers. Downtime is minimal.
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Sleeve label dresses exotic Chai teas

Celestial Seasonings’ stunning full-body sleeve label provides marketing advantages for tapered, square bottles of hot-filled Mountain Chai tea lattes.
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Sleeve label dresses exotic Chai teas (sidebar)

Chai label ‘steams’ to bottle
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More conferences for EastPack

Several groups are planning conference sessions during EastPack in Philadelphia. Some are planned for Monday, the day before the show opens on Tuesday, May 23.
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Grape grower adds 'zip' to bag

A new bag with a sliding zipper keeps a grower’s grapes unitized and adds consumer convenience. The gussetted bags also display well on store shelves.
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Club stores driving corrugated changes

Warehouse membership stores are one of the primary drivers of change in corrugated packaging. Here’s how some major manufacturers are coping.

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