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Home cooking contest

Stouffer's freezer icon, the red box line of entrees, is about to make some cook rather famous. Nestlé USA's Food Group, Solon, OH, has begun to advertise a "real home cooking" contest, whose grand prize winner will have his or her name and picture right on the package that contains the entree "inspired" by the winning recipe.
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How to find the best new hires in packaging (sidebar)

P&G casts a wider net
Galderma?s MetroCream is now available in a reclosable clamshell package so patients can test at the doctor?s office and reclos
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An open-and-shut case for reclosability

Pharmaceutical company Galderma Laboratories switches to a reclosable clamshell for its sample size of prescription topical medicines that's 35% cheaper than before.
Machinery builders listened to this panel explaining what manufacturers want in training to accompany machine or line purchases:
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Machinery trainers need upgrading

Three major manufacturers emphasize how important training has become when they evaluate packaging equipment to buy. Too often, technician/trainers know machines, but not how to teach.
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. Technology breakthroughs on display.
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Dissimilar packs share honors

A powder medication inhaler and unusual bags for an ice melter and for pet food earn recognition at DuPont's 12th awards competition.
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Smart systems improve line efficiency (sidebar)

What is SCADA?
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. Courses from IoPP.
On a scale from 0 to 1, these benchmarks show high input efficiency for a particular packaging line, but poor speed and efficien
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Smart systems improve line efficiency

The more packagers know about their equipment, the better they can fine-tune it. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition software has already proven a benefit to some packagers. Part one of a two-part analysis.
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The color of branding (sidebar)

What colors mean
Redhook Ale Brewery?s Woodinville, WA, brewery reversed declining efficiency rates by putting engineers back on the bottling lin
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Packaging power struggle

When operators override control logic and take control of the line, how should the packaging engineering department react?
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Packagers reach for new technology at Pack Expo (sidebar)

Hall of Famers and Sealed Air Corp. to be honored at PEF banquet
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Building human potential builds business

A tight labor market puts a premium on retaining good employees. By building the skills of individuals and helping them realize personal goals, management will likely develop a workforce with a sense of purpose and desire to better the business.
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A new record for distributed control (sidebar)

Profibus network explained
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. Euro mandates.

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