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Food Packaging

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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.
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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.
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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Nutty beer canister

What could be more natural than beer nuts in a beer can?
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Decorative tin

U.S. Can has released its only wine-themed decorative tin, “Salud.” Measuring 65?8”x113?16”, the tin is offset printed with images of wine glasses and grapes, in addition to scripted lists of different wine types.
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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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Perfect Popper pulls in prizes

Both the President’s and Innovation awards at the 61st National Paperboard Packaging Competition were snagged by the Perfect Popper popcorn box from Family Time Snacks of Valparaiso, IN.
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Kellogg's tests portable cereal

Talk about dashboard dining. Kellogg’s Drink’N Crunch! portable cereal is packaged in a tapered cup that snaps onto the rim of an outer tapered cup for on-the-go consumption.
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AIMCAL winners shine

Canada Bread and Celplast won Package of the Year in the annual competition of AIMCAL. But other packs were also honored.
Optically-clear multilayer cylindrical bottles meet a difficult set of requirements for bioM?rieux, maker of the BacT/ALERT line
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Diagnostic fluids switch to plastic containers

Medical diagnostics maker bioMérieux pioneers switch to multilayer plastic bottles for blood culture samples.
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Diagnostic fluids switch to plastic containers (sidebar)

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