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Total Indulgence is a total winner

Winner of the Bernard M. Seid Best of Show Award in the 35th annual awards competition sponsored by the National Assn. of Container Distributors was Tricor Packaging (St.
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Acid-etched look for plastic

When the owners at Hair Success wanted to introduce a line of haircare products to sell in their salons in and near Fargo, ND, they knew only an upscale look would do.
Cases are conveyed between the uncaser and the infeed carousel of the case balancing system (left). One of the two photoeyes sho
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'Houston, We have no problem!'

Anheuser-Busch's Houston plant brews efficiency on three glass bottling lines with automated systems that accumulate cases and deliver them on demand to case packers.
Near the end of the automated ground beef packaging line are two blow-down p-s labelers. The first (right) applies a label car
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New machines and materials fuel prepackaged fresh beef

An unusual foam tray, seven-layer coextruded lidding, a high-speed rotary backflushing/lidding machine, and weigh/price labeling let this Florida meat packer respond to supermarket demand for case-ready ground beef.
In this dual-panel pallet labeling application, the applicator arm swings out to apply a label to the front of the pallet. The
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Controls advance bar-code print/apply systems

Printer/applicator systems equipped with advanced computer controls are helping manufacturers produce more complex, customer-specific label information on cartons, cases and pallet loads.
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Tapping into the power of the Eastern market

EastPack '98 returns to Philadelphia May 19 to 21, growing to over 125ꯠ sq' of packaging products and two specialty pavilions. IoPP's development conferences will also attract packaging professionals looking to learn.
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Is Bud ready for plastics? (sidebar)

FDA foils Olympics bid
The white roller on a swinging extension arm smoothes down the front of the label even as the case moves forward (above). Cases
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Dual-panel labeling saves General Time

A dual-panel corner-wrap labeler saves $50ꯠ per year over hand labeling and eliminates cumbersome preprinted label inventory.
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Is Bud ready for plastics?

Wondering what the world's biggest brewer thinks about plastic bottles for beer? Anheuser-Busch tipped its hand, ever so slightly, at a recent technical conference.
A sample print run for a Nestlé frozen novelty wrap promoting Walt Disney?s Hercules movie displays the impression-by-impres
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Digital-on-demand printing opens new markets for converter

Two six-color digital offset presses drive Watson Label Products into the packaging market. Machines specialize in short-run production of flexibles used primarily for prototyping and promotional purposes.
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New machines and materials fuel prepackaged fresh beef (sidebar)

New measures for meat profits?
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Catching the rays (sidebar)

Old MacDonald never had this kind of farm
After each bag is coded, it passes through a metal detector and is discharged onto a turntable for manual case packing
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Tortilla packs always get a date

La Siesta Foods tested a new ink-jet coder designed for food processing plants. Better reliability, easy cleaning and operation, and improved portability cut downtime for tortilla bakery.
The label from the Just Pik?t brand emphasizes the juice is not pasteurized but rather frozen when it?s fresh
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Donnybrook over spring brooks (sidebar)

Putting the squeeze on fresh fruit juice
Designed to minimize operator bending, a custom carriage stop allows the film to stop at any height
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Carton producer stretches savings

Paper company Rock-Tenn switches from a shrink wrapping system to a customized stretch wrapper to unitize skids of paper. Benefits stretch beyond expectations.

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