The rubber-stoppered and aluminum-crimped 100-mL glass bottles are sold under Phoenix?s own label as well as that of its distrib
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Liquid filling goes custom

Veterinary injectibles maker Phoenix Scientific develops a customized time-pressure filler, the first all-new machine from a supplier that was historically a rebuilder. Benefits include high accuracy, low cost and excellent service.
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Servo control offers labeling latitude (sidebar)

This is the story of the in-line capper that almost got away. When the Nutrilite Div. of Amway Corp. wanted to double the speed of its vitamin packaging line, management was leaning toward a rotary capper.
Trays loaded with Keebler?s chocolate chip cookies are conveyed through the metal detector and onto the platform of the checkwei
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Combo checkweigher/metal detectors save space for Keebler

Compact and highly accurate, combo checkweighers and metal detectors at Keebler's Macon, GA, bakery are meeting special needs.
Although its square bottles have four panels, Nutrilite applies what it refers to as a five-panel label
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Servo control offers labeling latitude

To comply with FDA's labeling rules, Amway's Nutrilite Div. relies on a labeler with 12 independent servo-driven stations that permit fast changeover, high speed and improved copy-to-panel registration for square bottles of vitamins.
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'Message on the bottle'

"The perfume bottles which grace a dressing table and the beverage bottles which languish in the cupboard speak volumes about their owners," writes Mary Lewis of London-based design consultancy Lewis Moberly.
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New plastics institute

The U. of Massachusetts-Lowell is in the process of establishing a new research and engineering center dedicated to the technology of plastic forming of materials in the solid state.
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FDA reform bill passed

Congress eked out an agreement on the FDA reform bill and passed the legislation on November 9 as members were scrambling to get out of town for the year.
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Carry on carry-outs

Packaging of restaurant food for carry-out looks to be a very hot market. The NPD Group (Port Washington, NY) reported that 1996 was the first year that more restaurant meals were taken out than eaten on premise.
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GMA participates in "America Recycles Day"

At an October 1 White House "America Recycles Day" ceremony, the Grocery Manufacturers of America reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to reduce solid waste.
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HP picks PE foam for 'green' packs

At Hewlett-Packard's Boise, ID, disk and tape drive manufacturing plant, management sought an alternative to polyurethane foam packaging, which is taxed by European governments because it is so rarely recycled.
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New packaging to invigorate Salem brand

Last month, RJ Reynolds, Winston- Salem, NC, began testing a new slide box and package design in New York City for its Salem brand of cigarettes.
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New life for Morris

Cat lovers are urged to breathe a tenth life into Morris the Cat this holiday season with Heinz Pet Products' new 9-Lives® Color & Win promotion.
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Protecting delicate decorations

Bakery supplier Lucks Food Decorating Co.'s unique product, Edible Image® transfers, are hygroscopic cake decorations that peel off of a liner and adhere to cake frosting in seconds, eliminating the need for in-store bakeries, schools and restaurants to hand decorate cakes.
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Clarification

In the Mainstream department in October, PW prematurely reported a joint venture between Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) and Sentinel Products Corp.

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