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These filter-packs of ground coffee represent a growth opportunity for Cordoba Coffee now that the company has automated overwra
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Foodservice packs at twice the speed

Canadian coffee marketer sees growth in coffee filter-packs used by guests in hotel rooms. A new flow wrapper lets the firm aggressively pursue this foodservice market niche.
A three-compartment CPET tray, PE-based lidding film and colorful SBS carton are employed by Corky?s for its frozen HMR dinners
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HMR package serves dual markets

Southern BBQ restaurant chain and mail-order business employs the same dual-ovenable CPET tray and attractive paperboard carton to introduce frozen dinners sold both in hospitals and grocery stores.
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Desperately seeking standards

Head engineers from Anheuser-Busch, General Mills, Hershey Foods, Nabiscoand Procter & Gamble begin a dialogue with machinery and controls suppliers on motion control standards for packaging. Part one.
Cases are formed into rows (top) on a slider plate that moves a layer of cases (above) onto the stretch wrapper part of the pall
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Dow Corning sings praises of palletizer/stretch wrapper combo

Combo systems at the end of three silicone sealant cartridge packaging lines save space, money and materials at the company's Elizabethtown, KY, facility.
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End-users seek motion standards

Part two of our report covering a ground-breaking meeting last October where engineers from Anheuser-Busch, General Mills, Hershey Foods, Nabisco and Procter & Gamble spoke out about their packaging controls needs.
Joe Kimbrell, Rovema
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Machine builders debate PC vs PLC control

Part two of our report on PC vs PLC control for packaging machinery, from the perspective of design engineers at leading packaging machinery builders.
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PW launches new site

Auto Notification and QuickSearch technology make searching PW's site faster than ever.
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Report plots growth of PET used in packaging

According to a recent study by Tecnon (UK) Ltd. (London, England), global consumption of polyethylene terephthalate resin used in packaging applications will rise from 4.45 million tons in 1997 to 11.53 million tons in 2007.
Products such as these may soon be able to claim they help prevent heart disease.
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FDA urged to approve soy health claim

The National Food Processors Assn. and the Grocery Manufacturers of America are urging FDA to approve a pending health claim for labels that links soy protein with the prevention of coronary heart disease.
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FTC cracks down on antibacterial claims

With an increasing number of products calling themselves "antibacterial" on labels and in advertising, the Federal Trade Commission has signaled its intention to crack down on germ-fighting claims that cannot be substantiated.
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Almost ready-to-eat

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has decided to drop frozen entrees containing a combination of fully cooked meat and/or poultry products and uncooked nonmeat ingredients from its definition of "ready-to-eat" foods.
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Heinz ketchup labels cop an attitude

In the first major label change on Heinz ketchup bottles since the venerable product debuted in 1876, the words "Tomato Ketchup" will be replaced with comical messages directed at teens.
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Packagers clamor for control standards

The proliferation of incompatible motion control technologies on packaging machinery is straining the engineering resources at large consumer products manufacturers.
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Bayer pours into lawn-and-garden containers

Spotted at the August National Hardware Show in Chicago were containers from Bayer-Pursell that are notable for their combination of functionality and good looks.

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