Each holding just under 18 oz of product, these aseptically filled PET bottles are available in colorful four-count paperboard c
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Del Monte adds food to aseptic PET beverage line

A blow/fill system originally installed for aseptic packaging of teas and juice-based beverages now is being used to bottle a specialty tomato sauce.
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Package design goes for the gold

In this year's annual Clio Awards a history-making computer game and a new beer take home two of many prizes.
Inside the first sterile chamber of the rotary aseptic system, bottles are sterilized with a spray of oxonia
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Filling PET aseptically at 200/min

With a prototype system in one plant and generation two in another, this Italian food company likes what it sees in rotary, aseptic filling of teas and sports drinks in PET.
Outside company headquarters in Hartsville, SC, this centennial sculpture celebrates Sonoco workers
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Sonoco dedicates sculpture for centennial

A revolving bronze sculpture, dedicated to honor the men and women of Sonoco Products, has been placed in a landscaped setting in front of the company's corporate offices in Hartsville, SC.
Fresh Plus is the brand for modified-atmosphere-packed sandwiches that are packaged on thermoform and seal machines using barrie
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Home meal replacements on the move

Increased consumer demand for home meal replacement spurs development of new technologies, new markets. A Packaging World special report.
Following a liquor-bottle trend, American Beverage Marketers switched its Master of Mixes cocktail mix bottles from glass to pi
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Mixer bottle shapes up

Cocktail mixer bottles take new shape in pinch-grip PET. Also new are a gold hot-stamped, pressure-sensitive label and HDPE closure.
Peelable lidstock is heat-sealed to hot-filled cups of salsa (left) on an intermittent-motion cup filling machine. Before sealin
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Film structure is tops with Bel/Kaukauna

A multilayer peelable lidding film for plastic cups of hot-filled salsa eliminates leakers and provides easy opening.
Time/temperature integrator tags (shown here and up close on p. 23)  used by Top of the Mountain Trout Co. include three ?indica
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Nothing's fishy about trout tags

Time/temperature monitoring tags placed in refrigerated shipments of smoked fish let Top of the Mountain Trout's restaurant customers know how long the trout will remain fresh.
A scanning device traverses a web of linerboard to measure the material?s basis weight and moisture content at the Morrilton mil
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Innovative fuels energize paper mill

A tax credit and inexpensive sources of fuel allow an Arkansas paper mill to refurbish its boiler, avoiding a larger investment.
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.
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.
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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)

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