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Flexo savings are in the bag

Bake-Line Products lowers print and package development costs while shortening lead times by switching from gravure-printed pre-made bags to flexo-printed rollstock.
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Packagers predict future trends

Consolidation/globalization, the shift to flexibles and system speed/automation top a list of emerging trends cited by packagers, according to new PMMI research.
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Looking for a packaging edge? Explore technology's promises

If you're looking for an edge--and who isn't?--there's a wealth of emerging technology available today that can help: (1) improve the quality of your product; (2) heighten your packaging line productivity; (3) reduce your packaging costs; and (4) improve your product sales/profitability.
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Lakeport likes can filling flexibility

This Ontario brewer designed a can filling line that accepts sizes from 8 to 32 oz. Secondary packaging can be corrugated trays, paperboard or plastic ring carriers.
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Best of Brand Design honored

Sponsored by the newly renamed Brand Design Assn., the 1998 Gold Awards competition honored outstanding package design from around the world.
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Tiger thermoforms paper/plastic structure for cheese

Swiss company is believed first to use cellulose in a thermoform/fill/seal package for shelf-stable packs of cheese. The 20-g packs of cheese were introduced in the U.S. in June.
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Packaging suppliers in headlights of MACT truck

Packaging and printing operations may be significantly affected by EPA emissions limits on coatings and adhesives. Increased costs to control emissions could lead to higher prices.
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Kraft Foods 'hedges' for cost consistency (sidebar)

No effect on converters
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Packaging suppliers in headlights of MACT truck (sidebar)

OSHA complicates EPA compliance
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Kraft Foods 'hedges' for cost consistency

Food processor broadens cost-control strategy from ingredients into packaging materials thanks to new 'intermediaries.' Commodity-type contracts provide insurance against material price run-ups.
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Tray packer shrinks changeover time

Tray packing/shrink wrapping line for canned vegetables provides 55-tray/min speeds along with fast, no-tool changeover for Furman Foods.
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Egg carton labeling

As part of a new initiative to ensure the food safety of fresh eggs, the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed to require safe handling labels on egg cartons.
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Something for summer

Fruit Smoothie Blenders(TM), Del Monte Foods' new line of shelf-stable fruit smoothie drink concentrates, are now reaching club stores in select cities throughout the U.S.
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Have you ever been Gatorade Experienced?

Designed by the same firm that gave us the ergonomically correct computer mouse, the latest bottle from Quaker Oats' Gatorade Co. is known as the Ergonomically Designed Gatorade Experience, or E.D.G.E.
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Miller brews new looks for Lite

Milwaukee-based Miller Brewing has introduced what it claims is the first major packaging redesign for Miller Lite since the brand's 1975 debut. In June, Miller Lite bottles hit store shelves across the U.S.

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