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El Toro bullish on new coder

Continuing downtime and frustration led fresh salsa maker El Toro Foods, Watsonville, CA, to replace a small-character ink-jet coder earlier this year with a Squid Ink PZ Pilot.
Top photo shows the p-s labeler that applies bar codes; the new ink-jet coder sits a few feet downstream.
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Ink-jet provides a COOL solution

Ink-jet coding on wrapped trays of produce streamlines packaging and takes care of COOL.
This new aseptic bottle-filling line was tested during the summer at WeserGold's plant in Rinteln, Germany. The line was expecte
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New line looks golden for WeserGold

WeserGold’s new aseptic PET juice bottling line in Rinteln, Germany, increases plant output. Vaporized hydrogen peroxide sterilization nearly eliminates expensive water treatment needs for this European beverage producer.See video
Tropicana Europe's new plant in Zeebrugge, Belgium, houses this new aseptic PET bottling line. Bottles are sterilized, rinsed (a
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Tropicana's juiced about aseptic bottle filling line

New aseptic line opens the door for Tropicana Europe to expand its line of bottled juices and beverages produced at its new plant in Zeebrugge, Belgium.See video
In this birds-eye view at Peak Foods, bowls are conveyed from parallel shrink banders at the bottom to the accumulation table at
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Reaching Peak efficiency

First-in, first-out accumulation gives Peak Foods the time it needs to weather temporary packaging disruptions. TE shrink banders dramatically lower rejects to less than 1%.See in-plant video
Plitt's seafood tote is not only rugged, but easily identifiable.
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'Catch and release' packaging

Seafood processor Plitt shifts from waxed corrugated to returnable crates to save money, time, and damage.
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Uptime proves sweet for Barry Callebaut

Zürich, Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut makes chocolates and sells them around the globe to both foodservice and retail accounts. With its volumes, packaging line downtime is unacceptable.
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Snack packs stand out

Convenience continues to drive packaging, as evidenced by two new snack packs spotted this month on store shelves.
Gorgeous graphics make the single-wrap fiber container stand out in the retail setting.
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Pistachios packed for holiday partying

Paramount Farms bets nut lovers will take this lightweight, reclosable, high-impact package home for the holidays. It represents new technology for rigid containers.
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New "smart" label

Frito-Lay introduced a new “smart snack” icon on packages of some of its foods. The yellow, green, and pink icon says “Great Taste, Smart Snack” with information on fats and cholesterol in the product.
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Pita-perfect design

To help develop brand identity and packaging graphics for its new Pita Snax Brand Pita Chips, Pita Products of Farmington, MI, looked to Flowdesign, Inc.
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Kissing an old design goodbye

With a focus on strategically managing the equity that has been established within its Kisses brand chocolates, Hershey’s partnered with LPK to reinvigorate the brand’s packaging.
As taped shipping cases are conveyed through an opening in a wall, a coder prints the side of the box.
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Foodservice firm makes its case

Mark-Lynn Foods employs 29 case coders at its Bremen, GA, facility. The networked machines improve reliability and lessen labor costs.
Tyson's scannable, bar-coded fixed weight packs--which replace random weight
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Tyson's fixed on a fixed-weight future

Tyson’s attractive, but otherwise unassuming, shrink-wrapped trays introduced in early 2003 are packed with far more than chicken.

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