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CUSTOM FIT. Housed in a compact, custom-engineered frame, the digital thermal transfer printer retrofits nicely to Battistoni’s existing line and codes packages from 6-oz to 5-lb in volume
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'Swing' to thermal transfer printing

Pouched meat packer saves time and improves print quality and consistency.
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Lid designs provide differentiation for Yeo Valley’s dairy products
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Lid designs provide differentiation for Yeo Valley’s dairy products

Consumers peel back a polyester lid to reveal a unique code that they enter online via the dairy’s website for a chance to win a VW campervan.
The VR-3000's HMI.
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Machine vision brings PTI compliance

Sun Pacific, the largest grower/packer/marketer of citrus fruits in the U.S., is reaping the benefits of machine vision in its packing houses.
HIGH-IMPACT. Jack Link’s new  laminated paperboard cartons provide  high-quality, gravure-printed graphics without the lines associated with microflute corrugated packaging; structural strength is the same and less material is used.
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Jack Link’s shows 'Wild Side' with retail-ready, club-store carton

Meat snacks provider switches from PVC canister to retail-ready laminated paperboard carton for club-store sales that provides greater shelf pop and improved sustainability.
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Elegant salt grinder adds to consumer décor

With its sleek, contemporary design and removable label, packaging for Morton Salt’s new Morton Grinders line of three salt and pepper products is meant to complement consumers’ modern kitchen décor as well as add to their culinary experience.
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Preform technology enables ambient yogurt product

Venezuelan food and beverage manufacturer Empresas Polar has introduced the first shelf-stable yogurt in the country through its subsidiary, Pascual Andina.
New reclosure system for Kellogg's in Europe.
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Kellogg's bags feature 'intuitive' reclosure

Last January breakfast cereal leader Kellogg's launched a new flexible bag using a new kind of reclosure feature.
Barrier packaging plus "patented sterilization process" brings 12-month unrefrigerated shelf life to this new line of tapas from Spain.
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It's tapas time

Grupo Alimentario IAN, based in Navarra, Spain, has launched a new range of Carretilla brand tapas in a new barrier package.
Aldi scores source reduction with light-weight container.
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Reduced-weight Aldi mozzarella pack

Italian manufacturer Gruppo Francia has reduced the packaging weight of Aldi’s private label ‘Cucina’ mozzarella cheese by half after switching to a SuperLight container.
HopeGel is a nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel designed to aid children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
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HopeGel delivers nourishment to starving children in Haiti

Shelf-stable stand-up pouch offers portability and convenience; donations accepted to help save children’s lives.
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Design translates modern curry 'taste explosion'

New packaging for the Little Turban line of curry sauces takes a modern twist on traditional Indian patterns and lets the vibrant, flavorful product take center stage.
Personalized M&M's get a new kind of reclosure system.
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Novel reclosure feature on personalized M&M's

Mars Inc.’s M&M’s brand has come out with a new twist on its personalized MY M&M’s bulk packaging design.
WIRELESS ACCESS. The Wi-Fi-connected, touch-screen printing system features full logo/image/graphics/barcodes programming and editing.
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On-case inkjet printer saves time, labor, and materials

Switch from hand-applied p-s labels expands flexibility and provides opportunity to print more data on much larger shipping case panels.
 MULTIPLE ROBOTS. Photo shows how robots one, two, and three automatically move lidded plates to the retort crates.
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Automation at Nestle brings back baby food line

A range of shelf-stable, microwavable, ready meals for babies and toddlers showed promise a few years ago. But packaging operations had to be optimized to make it viable.
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Multipacker boosts seafood company's productivity up to 75%

Chicken of the Sea installs new multipacker and two tray shrink packers that provide changeover versatility, operate at 95%-plus efficiency, and have resulted in a 20% reduction in manpower.

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