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Case Studies

Flexible Packaging

The machine visions systems are positioned over the infeed lanes to the can end baggers where they can detect gaps indicative of
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Rexam focuses on end results

Labor-saving baggers use 36 machine vision cameras to automate the high-speed inspection of can ends.
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Coffee pads offer youthful 'edge' and convenience

Bon Beanies in Amsterdam has joined the trend of marketing consumer products in packaging tailored toward small-household convenience with Zinglez coffee pads.
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Sugar packaging is in for a change

Long viewed as a commodity product requiring the simplest, most inexpensive packaging possible, granulated sugar is getting all gussied up these days (see packworld.com/go/c142).
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The wrap-up: Soup for you!

Al Yeganeh, the inspiration for “Seinfeld’s” “The Soup Nazi” episode, has created his own line of soups to be sold in grocery stores across the nation.
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Domino sweetens sugar packaging

Sugar is the latest product to turn to a handled high-density polyethylene container.
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Retort pouches convey freshness in mushrooms

Grupo Ayecue, a manufacturer and marketer of mushrooms in Spain, has a reputation in Europe as a pioneering research and development company.
Onions as well as celery/onion mixes are being introduced in 8- and 10-oz portions in these PET containers with film lidding and
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Onions take to thermoforms

For both foodservice and retail channels, Gills Onions is now offering rigid packaging as an alternative to flexible film bags.
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Custom pouch adds glamour

The image of Smashbox Cosmetics is sleek and sophisticated," states Chuck McKnight, vice president of operations at Smashbox.
Packaging supervisor Dee Chiodo holds a bag under a funnel for seed filling. By depressing a foot pedal, she releases weighed se
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S&G weighs in on seeds

New triple-pan weighing system allows seed packager S&G Flowers to reduce labor costs and lower product giveaway of valuable flower and vegetable seeds.
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Clarification

On page 47 of Packaging World’s March coverage of the Flexible Packaging Association’s awards competition, the wrong image appeared with the description of the Autopak® Sterilization Pouch.
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Barrier pouch stands up to moisture

Süd-Chemie turns from packaging supplier to packager as it uses a stand-up pouch to bring Dri-It moisture absorber to the retail trade.
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Chocolate sauce first in microwavable aseptic pack

Valrhona, a French gourmet chocolate maker, is among the first to launch product in the Tetra Wedge™ Aseptic microwavable 200 S aseptic pouch from Tetra Pak.
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Making 'scents' of technology

NutriSystem markets plastic bottles with three closures, each of which emits an aroma designed to enhance the appeal of water for dieters.
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FPA Silver Award winners

Winners of Silver Awards in the Flexible Packaging Assn.'s 2005 Achievement Awards...
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Non-foil 18-oz retort pouch provides microwaveability (sidebar)

Gold—Packaging ExcellenceTo help position its 18-oz Homestyle Express Asian Style Selections as highly consumer convenient, The Wornick Co.

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