Customized end-of-arm tooling delivers a layer of cases onto a waiting pallet. Shown in the inset are 3 of the 7 carton sizes
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Dialing in automated palletizing

The Dial Corp. automated its palletizing operation at the same time it revised the format of its dryer sheets. Labor costs and product damage have both been reduced.
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Slaying the technology beast (sidebar)

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The European Union?s Ecolabel symbol (top) can be used on packages that meet its standards. The Green Dot (far left) has been us
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In Europe, packaging take-backs are hot

Environmental regulation of packaging has become a hot item outside the U.S. this year. More than 20 countries worldwide now have some form of "producer responsibility" law on the books or in the works.
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Entrée salads with a paperboard twist

Fresh-cut produce in extended-shelf-life packaging remains one of the hottest areas of food packaging today. The latest entry is an entrée: Ready-To-Go Entrée Salads from Fresh Express of Salinas, CA.
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California group to reconsider recycling

It may not be required for lawmakers, but it probably should be. The California Resource Recovery Assn. (Sacramento, CA) has planned two seminars this fall to cover recycling policy (Sacramento, Dec.
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Global bar codes

The Uniform Code Council (UCC) is urging U.S. retailers and manufacturers to redesign their databases to accommodate at least a 13- and preferably a 14-digit Universal Product Code (UPC) found on product packages.
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Robotic case packing sweetens Brach & Brock's bottom line

A top-load robotic pick-and-place machine replaces manual case packing of bagged candy at Brach & Brock Confections, saving the confectioner $150ꯠ in annual labor costs.
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Pack Expo turns packaging concepts into production realities

Packaging containers tend to be the milestones by which packaging advances are measured. But thousands of packagers coming to Pack Expo 96 (November 17-21, McCormick Place, Chicago) will assure you that there would be no visible packaging advances without the unseen contributions of packaging equipment.
On their way to palletizing, 12-packs of Pepsi are gently conveyed on two tracks of coated plastic chain (above). When packs bac
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Carton conveyor cleans up beverage act

As an alternative to roller conveyors, a chain conveyor carries beverage packs 900' without scuffing or marring.
One derived from rice the other from soy, these nondairy beverages were the first filled on Farmland?s 1?2-gal low-acid system t
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Half-gallon aseptic carton is a first

Farmland Dairies is the first to pack a low-acid beverage in an aseptic carton this large. Shelf stability permits nontraditional placement in-store. Automatic in-line pour spout applicator is also the first of its kind.
Here?s what the numbers say to International Packaging Systems? Richard Brewer: By the year 2000, the number of 1-gal hot-fill P
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Tropicana tries shelf-stable OJ in PET (sidebar)

Others like PET gallons, too
This part of the monobloc (above) shows bottles indexing first to the filling heads, then to the plugging stations. Tracks feedi
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Monobloc boosts Akorn's capabilities

Sterile filling of opthalmic solutions becomes automated with PLC-controlled filler/plugger/capper that quadruples speed. Special part-feeding systems enhance clean-room packaging.
Mechanical grippers mounted on a continuously moving chain pick the reclosable pour spouts from an infeed chute and, after runni
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Half-gallon aseptic carton is a first (sidebar)

In-line applicator's a first
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Machines to fuel the future

New exhibit space at McCormick Place in Chicago lets Pack Expo 96 grow by over 21%, compared to '94. Greater international emphasis truly helps create a world show.
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Unique venting keeps coffee fresh

Dean Florentino Coffee, Las Vegas, NV, is the first coffee packer to put fresh roasted ground coffee in a "breathable" composite canister that's specially equipped with a one-way degassing valve.

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