Suppliers of entry-level fillers and cappers (above) as well as tapers (right) can be found on-line
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Web Plus: Suppliers of 'hands-on' equipment take to the Web

T hanks to the low cost of disseminating product information via the Web, it's now easier than ever to obtain information on packaging equipment from smaller suppliers that cater more toward users of low-cost, entry-level or "hands-on" packaging equipment.
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The automatic shrink bundler produces multipacks in unsupported film or in overwrapped trays
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Aseptic PET is Henniez's cup of tea

A leader in the bottled water business in Switzerland, Henniez is making a bold move into in-line blowing and aseptic filling of plastic bottles for iced teas.
A tamping arm places the p-s label (left). Shiseido?s labeler came with digital controls (above
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Shiseido shines at short-run flexibility

Shiseido's tabletop labelers provide short-run solutions for applying language-specific labels on bottles and jars of cosmetics for export.
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Worldwide Food Expo creates 'big blend'

By combining the Food & Dairy Expo with the Intl. Meat, Poultry and Seafood Expo, the second Worldwide Food Expo promises the year's largest display of packaging equipment and supplies exclusively for food processors.
Heat and Control
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Web Plus: Capsule reviews

A variety of distinctive glass wine bot-tles are featured at www.winebottle.com, the site of Wine Bottle & Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada).
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Del Monte adds food to aseptic PET beverage line (sidebar)

What will it cost?
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Packaging education: a new coalition?

Workforce development was the prime goal behind the Education Summit held in June and sponsored by the Education & Training Foundation of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA).
Ground beef, like this retail package, may soon be treated with irradiation for safety. One major supplier, IBP, may use irradia
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FDA radiates antipathy on irradiation labeling

Agency appears reluctant to let food processors use less-frightening labeling declaration for foods that are irradiated. Consumer opposition to any change is very strong.
Paperboard cartons provide differentiation for Valio?s ?Fons?-brand of water
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New coating slakes Finnish dairy's thirst

Helsinki dairy Valio substitutes a plastic barrier coating for aluminum foil in its paperboard cartons for drinking water. The change meets environmental objectives while providing the necessary barrier performance.
The filler handles viscous product such as this wallpaper cleaning fluid
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Filling on a budget

Economical pressure filler is easy to operate and handles viscous product for start-up contract packager GLH Industries.
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Steady growth seen for food packaging machinery sales

A market intelligence report reveals a positive outlook for U.S. food packaging equipment through 2003.
Six-color graphics and the Del Monte brand name have helped Productos Del Monte introduce purees and salsas in aseptic paperboa
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Del Monte pioneers salsa in aseptic cartons

Mexico's Del Monte company responds to market with chunky salsas packed aseptically in easy-to-open paperboard cartons.
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Mouthwash closure does it all

“It’s the first time we’ve been able to offer a closure that combines child-resistance, tamper-evidence and a dosing feature.”That’s how packaging buyer Colyn Kemp of The Boots Co., Nottingham, England, describes the closure on the new package launched in May for advance total care mouthwash with Plaque– guard™.
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French dogs taste 'fresh' cuisine

Thanks to the first installation of a newly developed form/fill/seal machine, French dogs and their owners are receiving first-class treatment. Effems, a European company of M&M Mars, is now packaging its Frolic™ dog food in a stand-up bag with edge seals that features easy opening and a Trans-Zip™ zipper for reclosure.

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