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Plastic pleases Mrs. Butterworth's

Mrs. Butterworth's® 24-oz syrup moved from glass to a three-layer polypropylene bottle starting August 2. This change is the first step in a national plan to phase out glass completely in all Mrs.
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French juice marketer first to use reclosable cap

French juice marketer Les Vergers D'Alsace is the first to use the new resealable and tamper-evident opening device for aseptic brick packs from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL) called the SpinCap.
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Resin performs swimmingly for Salmolux

Federal Way, WA-based smoked seafood producer Salmolux Inc. markets gourmet smoked salmon at retail and restaurants internationally. Recently, Salmolux changed packaging film specs for its skin-packs.
The innovative corrugated display holding 12 bottles of ReaLemonade concentrate is made of single-wall corrugated, but it offers
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Lemonade launch refreshed by innovative packaging

In launching the first major ReaLemon Brand® extension in 65-years, package designers at Eagle Family Foods brought plenty of creativity to the first shelf-stable lemonade concentrate.
Because of the large number of private-label accounts and brands it packs, Amalie orders generically-printed shipping cases (abo
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Oil packer's ink-jets add bar codes

Private-label motor oil customers seek better bottle codes and bar codes on cases. Packer siezes opportunity to upgrade to a networked system using wax-based inks that help plant achieve pollution cutbacks.
Zen-noh Hay?s stretch wrapper makes 12 wraps around the bottom and top of its hay bales, and six wraps around the middle. Such a
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Wrapper automatically bales hay for export

For the first time in the hay industry, an export company uses an automatic stretch wrapper to prepare its hay bales for shipment overseas.
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How European culture drives packaging (sidebar)

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Ford Xtreme gum is packaged in blister packs that retain freshness, while graphics denote it as a ?functional? gum.
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Taking gum to the 'Xtreme'

A blister pack with foil lidding keeps this cavity-fighting gum fresh, while graphics promote the gum's significant health benefits.
PLCs (top) have been the mainstay of packaging machine control for years, but use of PC controllers (above) has been rising. Bot
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Debating the future of packaging machine control

PC vs PLC -- Six packaging machinery builders debate the pros and cons of controlling packaging machinery with either computers or programmable logic controllers.
Standardized motion controllers can reduce costly training and engineering time for packaging end-users and machine builders.
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Forging a control standard for packaging

Packaging faces a digital crossroads, with an opportunity ahead for packagers, if they seize it. At the February 1999 OMAC Users Group meeting, several packaging end-users indicated an interest in standardizing motion controls for packaging.
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How European culture drives packaging

The Intl. Steel Packaging Congress 1999, held during interpack 99, illuminated ideas for European manufacturers at the turn of the century. Many points will resound also in the U.S.
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How European culture drives packaging (sidebar)

Enhancing package appeal
Ben Miyares, V.P. Industry Relations, PMMI
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Solutions 99 conference focuses on emerging technologies

Solutions 99 is the educational conference that will be part of Pack Expo Las Vegas, Oct. 18 to 20. Three mornings of seminars feature the latest topics in packaging. Pre-registration deadlines for the conference and for the show are Sept. 27.
A worker at right adds bottles to a floor-level hopper that feeds them into the new bottle unscrambler at the Naturally Vitamins
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Vitamin packer wins new production in Las Vegas

Naturally Vitamins' president didn't go to Las Vegas to gamble, but a visit to Pack Expo there in '97 led to purchases that doubled packaging output and productivity.
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WestPack celebrates 50 years of packaging innovation (sidebar)

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