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Food Packaging

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'Bottle cup' pours innovation into tf/f/s (sidebar)

By early next year, look for the “bottle cup” to be launched commercially, most likely for drinkable yogurt. So says Charles Ravalli, president of Hassia USA, Inc.
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Chilled paté spreads innovation

Nutrexpa S.A., has introduced an oxygen- and ultraviolet-light-barrier thermoformed polypropylene cup for a line of refrigerated patés.
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'Meaty' developments (sidebar)

Reclosable 8-oz pouches of Danola Supreme Deli Classics sliced luncheon meat from Plumrose USA, East Brunswick, NJ, serve up a pair of innovations, winning Silver Awards for the opening technology and for the slider reseal feature.
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Two-in-one medical hybrid pack (sidebar)

A packaging system that contains, mixes, and injects medicine all in one unit?
Scotts' new Nursery Select line was designed to appeal 
to women shoppers.
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Scotts designs line for independent nurseries

New Miracle-Gro Nursery Select plant care line is sold only to independent nurseries and is designed to appeal to female shoppers.
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Steel can packs innovation and functionality

An elegant, curved shape and a subtle, embossed image of a coffee cup, saucer, and rising steam are the first things you notice about J.J. Darboven’s new steel coffee can for Warca-brand ground or bean coffee.
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Zipper aids cereal packing productivity

New Zealand cereal maker shifts to packaging web with a pre-applied zipper to cut scrap and improve output.
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Sylvania shatters changeover paradigm (sidebar)

At its St. Mary’s, PA, plant, lamp manufacturer OSRAM Sylvania reduced the number of parts for changeover on a key cartoner from 36 to zero. It also reduced changeover time by more than 90%.
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McDonald's 'dips' into sliced apple bags

A plastic pouch containing 2.4 oz of ready-to-eat apple slices is part of McDonald’s new New Happy Meal Choices, aimed at providing parents and children with mix-and-match menu options.
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Adding eye and opening appeal

Harris Ranch’s Cookhouse Classics precooked beef entrees are now generating more eye- and easy-opening-appeal, thanks to new graphics in its new lidding film.
Glove ports allow operators to make adjustments at key machine areas.
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Swiss beverages go on the 'bloc'

An aseptic bloc filling system helps Pomdor AG
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X-ray inspection boosts QC

A leading producer of frozen gourmet desserts, Montreal-based Martin Dessert recently upgraded its quality-control efforts by adding X-ray inspection equipment to detect foreign objects that might find their way into the product.
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A labeling/taping solution

When a high-volume retailer expressed interest in a 2-lb package of donut gems from Sara Lee Bakery Group, the Madison, WI, firm met the request by way of a clear thermoformed PET tub and a snap-fit lid of the same material.
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Blue crab in 'Cadillac' package

A zipper reclosable pouch is now making its debut for pasteurized blue crabmeat in a 16-oz pouch sold under refrigeration. The Zip’n Store™ pouch was co-developed by Pyramid Flexible Packaging and by Presto Products, maker of the polypropylene Fresh-Lock® zipper for retort applications.
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Diamond launches Emerald snack nuts

This month, Diamond of California will launch nationwide its Emerald of California snack nut brand in both rigid and flexible packages.

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