The connector on this 7.5-L stand-up pouch functions as a closure in transit. When the pouch is placed in the dispenser, a nozz
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Dispensing with food quality concerns

Large, 7.5-L stand-up pouches for condiments rely on unique closures that help Van Dijk Food Products' Dutch foodservice customers meet HACCP quality standards.
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Are packagers ready to invest in metal's best and brightest?

Packaging managers looking for innovations can be forgiven for focusing most of their attention on the flexible packaging and rigid plastic container fields.
Film is advanced evenly through the automatic L-sealer by a powered unwind and a side chain gripper. Inset photo shows cartoned
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Video cassette packaging hits fast forward

Semi-automatic labeling, cartoning and shrink wrapping of video cassettes just couldn't keep pace with Provac's rapid growth. New equipment was the answer.
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Jalapenos 'wheel' to market in new jar

New barrier plastic jug offers convenience, safety and disposal improvements.
Parts room manager Jim Ryder uses a parts pick list to gather a starwheel for a rotary labeler for a Line 24 changeover
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Small changes deliver big-time for Pharmacia & Upjohn

Parts organization speeds changeovers
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Shaker cups pour into Papa John's pizza outlets

New 'shake-n-pour' lidstock on a plastic cup lets consumers shake or pour crushed pepper or parmesan cheese onto their pizza. The cup is placed into a die-cut area on corrugated pizza boxes for Papa John's pizza deliveries and carry-outs.
A footed bowl allows each of the four Hot Bowls varieties to stand and display nicely. Inside are all the components necessary,
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The power of packaging on display at FMI

Hot Bowls, packaged apple slices and fresh spinach that can be microwaved right in its clear film package were among the highlights at this year's FMI show.
Drums of Witco?s products are often stored outside (left),where labels are exposed to weather elements and the bleaching effe
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Witco leaves lasting impression on containers

Chemical producer shifts to thermal-transfer-printed labels for drums often stored outside. Copy required by regulations is legible longer. Computer software makes labels much easier to create, too.
Bag-in-box packages of Mont Blanc syrups are designed to sit on coffeehouse and ice cream parlor counters for simplified use by
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Bag-in-box success is sweet

Chocolate syrup manufacturer Mont Blanc Chocolatier adapts bag-in-box technology for use in coffeehouses and restaurants. Extended shelf life and shelf stability are said to be industry firsts.
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PDC changes name

The Packaging Design Council Intl. has changed its name to the Brand Design Assn. (BDA). The change comes, says the group, in response to the changing dynamics of package design, where branding strategy and design have become the dominant criteria.
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MIDPAK's new show dates

MIDPAK '99 will be held May 5-6, 1999, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The show, produced by Minnesota Events (Plymouth, MN), traditionally has been held in the fall.
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Packaging expected to bounce back in Asia

In the wake of last year's Asian currency crisis, packaging markets for plastic are expected to bounce back sooner than other economic sectors. That's due largely to the ongoing nature of consumer demand for non-durables, especially for food products.
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Small changes deliver big-time for Pharmacia & Upjohn

Quick changeover fits into P&U's global vision
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CMM Europe '98 postponed

Miller Freeman (New York, NY) announced April 17 that it is postponing the inaugural CMM Europe exhibition and conference that was scheduled to take place September 15-18 in Paris, France.
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APC and SPC forge alliance

The American Plastics Council and the Society of Plastics Engineers have announced a strategic alliance aimed at strengthening the plastics industry's effectiveness in reaching the public and policy makers at state and local levels.

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