This excerpted screen capture of the PC control programming software shows a portion of ladder logic programming that incorporat
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PC control grows up

Contract packager Beverage Capital becomes one of the first users of a 78-valve liquid filler controlled by a single PC. Benefits include ease of use, faster troubleshooting.
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Packers can easily choose how many bags to place in boxes to protect the books. This system makes it easier for packers to use
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Textbook seller learns a lot about cushioning

Follett Educational Services cuts both costs and customer complaints by switching from foam-in-place to an air cushion void-fill system.
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Dazzling decoration for cosmetics

Bath & Body Works steps up graphics for its teen-targeted Color Drops cosmetics line with holographic hot-stamping.
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International labeling

At a recent meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, an international body that issues principles and guidelines for international trade, the U.S.
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Hansen's joins the trend toward PET

Attention-grabbing labels on heat-set bottles injection stretch/blow-molded of polyethylene terephthalate are helping Hansen's® Healthy Start(TM) juices get off to a healthy start in the marketplace.
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Prop 65 for Massachusetts?

The Massachusetts legislature is considering a chemical warning label bill patterned after California's Proposition 65. Testifying in opposition before the state Joint Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee, GMA and NFPA both argued strongly against the bill.
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Thanks, Ben

For the first time since Packaging World began publishing in January, '94, this space is not filled by packaging news and opinions of Ben Miyares.
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More on irradiation

In comments to USDA on its proposed new regulations allowing the use of irradiation on meat and poultry products, FMI strongly supported irradiation and said informed consumer choice is essential to its success.
Marc Anderson, vp of manufacturing (far left) and Dick Wendroth, plant engineer, stand beside one of three new print-and-apply l
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Print-and-apply applies to carton converter

Automated print-and-apply labeling replaces manual case labeling and eliminates inventorying preprinted label stock. Combined labor and material savings top $100ꯠ/yr for folding carton converter Walter G. Anderson, Inc.
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FDA OKs functional food

In what many observers think will be the first in a flood of new "functional foods," FDA gave a green light for the sale of Take Control, a new margarine manufactured by Lipton that in tests sharply lowered cholesterol.
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Ocean Spray firmly grasps handled PET

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., broke new ground in mid-April by introducing a 1-gal, clear, heat-set polyethylene terephthalate bottle that incorporates a preformed polypropylene side handle.
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New look and shape for aseptic packs

"We think it's a revolutionary packaging development."That's what Jim Montealegre, vice president of procurement, product development, graphics and legal services at Golden Valley Foods, has to say about the Prisma package from Tetra Pak (Chicago, IL).
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Goldfish 'swim' to overseas markets

Pepperidge Farm's Goldfish crackers are in plentiful supply throughout the U.S. in both gable-top and paper-bag package formats. But to launch the popular snack overseas, Pepperidge Farm, a division of Campbell Soup Co.
After logging into Monarch?s extranet from the home page (above), subscribers can drill down into specific label formats, such a
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Digital 'library' promises easier bar-code compliance

Many retailers require manufacturers to label their primary and transport packaging with a retailer-specific bar-coded label format. Labels that don't scan or are otherwise out of compliance with retailers' specifications can often result in big fines levied against the manufacturer.
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French brewer pioneers new barrier technology

Among the highlights of interpack 99, May 6-12 in Dsseldorf, Germany, was the ACTIS high-barrier bottle coating developed by Sidel (Norcross, GA).

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