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Food Packaging

Mechanical clamp tool captures a multiwall bag  for loading onto a pallet at Forbes Chocolate's Cleveland plant.
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Robot takes 'load' off workers

Forbes Chocolate eliminated a production bottleneck when it replaced manual palletizing of multiwall bags with a robotic palletizer.
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Kraft adds more nutrition information

Responding to the Food & Drug Administration’s call for clearer nutrition information on smaller packages, Kraft Foods, Northfield, IL, has announced its answer.
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Karo corn syrups pour into PET

Karo corn syrup debuted in 1902 in “friction-top tins,” then was filled into glass bottles for decades. This summer, Karo corn syrup made a bold step into monolayer PET bottles, supplied by Amcor PET Packaging.
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Special labels lead to vodka sales

Dutch distiller Toorank has achieved strong market presence for its Petrikov Red and Blue flavored vodka, thanks to striking labels that employ thermochromic inks.
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Cans strike back in the tuna category

Even a casual observer of today’s packaging arena can’t help but notice the trend toward tuna in retortable pouches. But canned fish marketer Saupiquet of Nantes, France, has launched a new line of albacore tuna slices in one-piece steel cans that have Peel Seam™ peelable lids from Crown Food Europe, an affiliate of Crown Holdings, Inc.
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Sleeve label combines chips 'n' dip

Rumblers Chips ‘N’ Dip from Ennis Foods Ltd., Donegal, Ireland, combines tortilla chips and dip in a two-part clear plastic bowl and base, each with its own lid.
The Grill Wipes pads are pouched on a compact, four-station rotary machine that includes a 
customized filling station seen on t
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Slick pouching for oily wipes

For Grate Chef president Keith Aldredge, one good thing has led to another. Not only did Grate Chef reintroduce its Grill Wipes in revamped pouches, the Dacula, GA, company found a great way to automate the product’s packaging operations: via contract packager Packaging Division Inc. See video
Plitt Co. has captured huge savings by switching from costlier rigid containers to preformed bags. The bags offer engineered per
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Bag nets fish packer big savings

The Plitt Co. switched from plastic trays to premade bags that offer precise permeation control for its fish.
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Varietals veer toward ROPP

For two years, iconoclastic winery Bonny Doon has been busy switching from cork to aluminum ROPP caps. Now the conversion is nearly complete.
The first step in the K-one process is to place a corrugated tray on a pallet and hang a plastic bag from the K-one collar.
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Kellogg invents a new bulk-pack format

Kellogg Co. of Battle Creek, MI, is reaping packaging material cost savings of about 70% since it implemented the K-one™ bulk packaging system in most of its U.S. cereal plants. See video
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Brownie maker indulges in sustainable film (sidebar)

Like Tikvah, brownie maker Raw Indulgence is a strong proponent of all things organic, and of environmentally friendly packaging. Raw Indulgence markets five 2.2-oz varieties of Heavenly Whole Food Brownies, made with fruits and nuts.
The first step in the K-one process is to place a corrugated tray on a pallet and hang a plastic bag from the K-one collar.
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Kellogg invents a new bulk-pack format

Prompted by a growing need to move cereal to where packaging assets are already in place, Kellogg engineers came up with a whole new spin on bulk packaging. See video
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DESIGN

Graphics for an organic tea bottleHonest Tea now offers its organic, ready-to-drink teas in 100% recyclable plastic bottles with a panel-less design for a sleeker, more eye-catching look that highlights the healthy, low-sugar/low-carb profile of the teas.
Full-color photo labels can now be found on Hollar Seeds pouches of seeds destined for farmers around the world.
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Hollar labels to order

International seed packager shifts to in-house color label printing to simplify process, save money.
The biodegradable, compostable film used for Tikvah organic soaps offers clarity and moisture permeability. It's also less costl
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From soap to nuts

Soap producer Tikvah and brownie manufacturer Raw Indulgence market organic products in a transparent cellulose film made from wood pulp.

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