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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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Vermont rBST labelling

Dairy packers won a major victory when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ordered the Vermont District Court to grant an industry-requested injunction against the state's mandatory rBST labeling statute.
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Food exempt from California law

Three years of legislative battles paid off for food and cosmetics manufacturers on September 4 when the California legislature passed a bill exempting food, beverage and cosmetics products from the State's 1991 Rigid Plastic Packaging Container Law.
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New direction for Tradewinds

Four years and 14 flavors after its introduction, Tradewinds(TM) Tea and Juice is getting an "enhanced" look. Its producer, the Horizon Tea & Spice Co., div.
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Nathan's gives the nod to nostalgia

"Because Nathan's is an old-fashioned Coney Island restaurant, we wanted to bring back the feel of an old-fashioned squeeze bottle instead of something modern." That's how Steven Gold, president of Gold Pure Food Products in Hempstead, NY, explains his firm's selection of a 12-oz high-density polyethylene cylinder from Silgan Plastics (Chesterfield, MO) for a new 12-oz addition to Gold's line of Nathan's® Famous Original Coney Island Deli Style Mustard.
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Dairyland tests Tetra's latest

In August, Dairyworld Foods of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, became the first in the world to commercialize a new pouch concept from Tetra Pak Canada (Aurora, Ontario, Canada).
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Salaries rise for flexible packaging converters

According to a survey by the Flexible Packaging Assn. (Washington, DC), manufacturers of flexible packaging expect to increase salaries an average of 2.6% to 3.2% this year.

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