A side view of one of Mount Rose?s two vf/f/s machines (left) shows the scale buckets that feed a custom-designed discharge hopp
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Mount Rose weighs gains from vf/f/s equipment

Two custom vertical form/fill/seal machines help frozen pasta co-packer Mount Rose Ravioli handle the output from processing equipment, increase its speeds and save more than $200ꯠ/yr through reduced labor and product giveaway costs.
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Packagers reach for new technology at Pack Expo

Pack Expo displays the technology of the future at McCormick Place, November 8 to 12. Together with the International Exposition for Food Processors, attendees will roam 1.2 million sq' of exhibits, making it the largest North American packaging show ever.
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Innovations in plastics help foods flourish

Pinched-grip PET, an innovative pastry bag, a take-out bag for chicken, foamed CPET, and barrier beer bottles and food containers all win DuPont awards.
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Engineers to share projects

Corporate, plant and project engineers maintain primary responsibility for turnkey projects. Packaging, production, technical services and purchasing departments are all joining the decision-making teams.
The product, used to make a tea latte, is packaged in 32-oz aseptic bricks for retail sale and 6-L bag-in-box aseptic containers
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Sweetener packaging is sweetened by reusable IBCs

Handling of liquid sweeteners is greatly improved since multiwall corrugated totes were replaced by collapsible, reusable 275-gal IBCs.
Glaxo Wellcome keeps packaging engineers like Melissa Bonner (far left) invested in their jobs by asking them to participate in
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Keep work interesting, and they'll stay

To keep good packaging professionals, say the experts Packaging World talked to, challenge them with interesting work. Let them be creative, autonomous, even entrepreneurial.
These images, taken directly from the camera, show a neat layer and an irregular layer. The pallet on the right shows how skewed
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Robot gains 'eyesight'

Guided by a simple, compact vision system, a robotic depalletizer picks three 65-lb bags of seed at a time, handling even the most irregular loads without failing.
With Fox 40?s new blister pack (above), four ?posts? in the blister protrude through holes in the card. The posts are then crush
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Blisters clear enviro-hurdles

Fox 40's mechanically bonded blister packs retain the clarity of a clear blister while complying with European recycling mandates. Card costs drop 20%, and new machine boosts productivity by 50% while halving labor.
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Ball Park 'singles' in a winner

Ball Park Singles® are hitting supermarket shelves nationwide this month in what is believed to be the first-ever package containing individually wrapped hot dogs.
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Shamrock sues Dean over milk jug shape

Phoenix-based Shamrock Foods Co. has filed a "declaratory judgment action" in federal court in Phoenix, AZ. It seeks a ruling that the packaging for its Shamrock Farms "mmmmilk(TM)" single-serve milk products does not violate any trademark or trade dress rights that Dean Foods Co.
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Chinese sauce maker is secure with ink-jet coding

In Guangzhou, China, a recent conversion from contact stamp coders to ink-jet coding is helping guarantee the authenticity and quality of Jammy Chai Food Co.'s flavorful bottled sauces.
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Carton feeders illuminate GE Lighting lines

Four cartoning machines on two "Pro 80" light bulb packaging lines at General Electric Lighting's Winchester, VA, plant once required manual refilling of carton blanks every six minutes.
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Packaging Hall of Fame

Four packaging professionals have been elected to the Packaging Hall of Fame by members of the Packaging Education Forum. They are: James L. Chestnutt, president of Packaging Consultants, Inc.; Joseph J.
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Paper/foil cans for bath bubblers

An oval paper/foil can with seamed-on, tin-plate steel at top and bottom gives Remede Ltd. a novel look for its Bliss brand bath bubblers.
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New look brings a boom in sales

New labels on 750-mL glass bottles of six varietals from Delicato Family Vineyards have brought a significant increase in sales for the Novato, CA, wine maker.

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