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Engineers paid well to handle changes

Packaging engineers earn a good income and many received a healthy pay raise last year, according to Packaging World's exclusive salary survey. But many feel their effectiveness is limited by perpetual crisis management, downsizing and unrealistic schedul
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At Kodak, a variety of label sizes and shapes
9;partially pre;printed with generic graphics
9;are laser-printed with variable d
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Kodak develops speedier labeling

Completing generic preprinted labels with laser-printed variable information allows Kodak to ship orders within 24 hours while saving hundreds of thousands of dollars per year for its small-batch printing needs.
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Soaring demands, shrinking resources

Readers are concerned with unequal pay, heavier workloads for shrinking staffs, and constant crisis control. Packaging World's first exclusive salary and job satisfaction survey reveals a majority are content with their paychecks.
Inside the blow molding machine, one of Ball?s 2-L bottles is positioned at the vision inspection station. Images flash across t
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Ball inspects becausePepsi expects quality

On-line machine vision system helps Ball's Chino, CA, plant deliver high volumes of PET bottles to Pepsi-Cola's California bottlers.
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Machinery receives 'heavy' emphasis at Pack Expo West

PMMI's second Western show will feature 25% more machinery than '95 during its run in Las Vegas, Oct. 13 to 16. Co-located International Exposition for Food Processors and Solutions 97 conference will add a processing flavor.
At the pre-tare station (above), empty bottles are individually weighed, then conveyed to the  dosing station (left). A dust shr
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Sweetening your medicine

A new auger filler/checkweighing system allows Canadian pharmaceutical manufacturer to double its output and incorporate a new formulation onto its line.
Graphis Packaging 7 offers readers a concise view of  interesting, contemporary package designs
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Graphis Packaging 7 a resourceful package

Question: When Graphis Packaging 7 arrives, the newest volume in the Graphis series of books, should it be placed on the coffee table or on a shelf with other packaging reference books?
A group of mechanical fingers (shown at bottom left in the photo at left) remove six blow-molded 1-gal HDPE jugs and place them
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Insourcing springs savings for AquaPenn (sidebar)

HDPE container production 'captiv-ates' AquaPenn
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Packaging revolution IS changing everything

"This changes everything." That line, taken from a recent crop of Chrysler ads, would have us believe the company's doing something revolutionary in its field.
A line operator looks at beer bottles as they pass the second inspector on the line. This unit checks for label placement and ma
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Widmer's bottle inspectors craft success

Widmer Brothers verifies fill level, missing crowns, as well as full cases of its newly introduced 12-oz bottles of beer. Newer bottling line produces draft 'biers' much like kegs.
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EAS: ending the state of confusion

What's the difference between smart tags and source tags?
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Print-and-apply units compute for Bay Networks (sidebar)

The software side of computer control
The entire soft drink industry is observing Southwest Coke1s  experience with returnable trays for 12-oz aluminum cans (left). T
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'Hidden' payoffs through waste savings

Major southwest Coke franchise discovers that shifting to returnable trays for cans not only reduces landfill waste, it also improves productivity and cuts costs.
Case sizes produced at the plant vary widely. The palletizer adjusts to a new case height automatically thanks to a photocell u
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Alberta upgrades case handling and labeling

Maintaining maximum flexibility was a must as this Jim Beam subsidiary in Canada automated its palletizing operation. Cases now get bar codes, too.
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The whole world in its hands

Affecting 146 markets globally, the new redesign of Diet Coke offers more than meets the American eye.

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