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Integrated section comprises 8-up clamshell denesting onto a custom conveyor that moves left to right (above). Midway of the mac
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Rayovac charges up battery lines

Two new production lines package AA and AAA batteries, respectively, into peggable, reclosable RPET clamshells. Integrated setups include self-designed battery handling systems.
On the AA and AAA (shown) lines, battery count changes are tool-less, done using plastic and metal inserts.
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Rayovac charges up battery lines (sidebar)

Super-charged changeovers
A 10-bucket combination scale feeds a steady supply of sweetened dried cranberries to each waiting case (inset).
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Bulk-packed Craisins pick up the pace

As demand for its sweetened dried cranberries in 10- and 25-lb boxes continued to increase, Ocean Spray responded with a brand new bag-in-box line.
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P&G puts packaging a click away

Procter & Gamble’s director of corporate purchases talks about how packaging design and procurement will become increasingly web-based and collaborative.
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Diners find film packs ideal for every meal course

From soups and salads to poultry, foods of all types become winners at the market—and in the 2000 Flexible Packaging Assn. competition.
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Diners find film packs ideal for every meal course (sidebar)

Produce packs win two
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Technical prowess, flexible style

Two improved package materials, one for cup lidding, one for microwave wrapping, secured Technical Innovation awards in the Flexible Packaging Assn. competition. Printing and Environmental Achievement awards also went to new technologies.
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Non-food flexible packs devour awards

FPA recognizes a multilayer p-s ‘book’ label for cleaners, a plastic header bag, a resealable stand-up pouch, a high-barrier industrial wrap, formable and peelable webs for a medical package, and a CR reclosable bag for pharmaceuticals.
Craig Reichel admires freshly sliced apples that have just been loaded into trays thermoformed on used, rebuilt equipment.
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Rebuilt gear means speed to market

Beginning with two metal detector/checkweighers and moving quickly to htf/f/s machinery, Reichel Foods has had a positive experience with rebuilt packaging equipment.
In this photo, the central feed wheel (right) has just been loaded with 36 cans, and the pickup head (left) is ready to load aga
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Pepsi caps its cans

In response to consumer concerns about hygiene, Pepsi-Italy has begun thermoforming HIPS overcaps onto single-serve cans of its soft drinks.
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Skepticism surrounds rebuilt packaging equipment (sidebar)

Methodology
Kit Kat Bites are packaged in this 12-oz stand-up pouch on two lines that were moved to Hershey's Hazleton, PA, plant.
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Kit Kat Bites the 'Junkyard Dog'

To promote the best use of company equipment, Hershey Foods annually recognizes the team that saves the most money. Two packaging lines for Kit Kat Bites won for 2000.
The "time and effort to both rebuild and maintain old machinery usually exceeds the savings" gained from buying rebuilt vs new e
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Used equipment buyers offer 'suggestions'

Packaging machine buyers sound off about buying used or rebuilt packaging machines. Many say the process needs to resemble how they buy new equipment.

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