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Food Packaging

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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.
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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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Stand-up pouch provides billboard impact

A Texas marketer of dry mixes for frozen desserts and cocktails needed a jazzy package when it decided to crack the retail arena. A stand-up pouch filled the bill.
Form and function chill out together in shelf-stable 64-oz bottles of Torani brand coffee blends and fruit smoothie mixes 
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Cool bottles for a hot market

R. Torre’s attention-getting sleeve-labeled HDPE bottles improve pouring and save shelf space. Dispensing pump offers drip-free operation.
Lava Foods' Chili Chaser salsas use handsome keeper jars screen printed with peppers. Rustic paper labels reinforce the hand-pac
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Sophisticated handcraftsmanship

Salsa is a passion for Larry Blanton. After winning First Place in a prestigious salsa-tasting competition, he uses creative packaging to help sell it.
For this body oil product, a new pump dispenser is secured with a new CR collar to meet new Consumer Product Safety Commission r
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Ready-made solution for CRC packaging

Last year’s requirement expanding the need for child-resistant closures posed a problem for a body oil, but a special collar did the trick.

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