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Food Packaging

The new vf/f/s systems at ConAgra Foods can produce either pillow-style packs or four-corner-sealed stand-up bags like these.
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New bagger's a boon to ConAgra

New four-corner-sealed vf/f/s bagger with transverse zipper technology offers dependability as well as materials savings for major international food manufacturer.
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Vial delivers eye-opening ingenuity

Arthur Lifshey, a senior fellow engineer with Merck & Co., Whitehouse Station, NJ, is the inventive mind behind the patented Ocumeter® Plus, a high-density polyethylene vial for ophthalmic products.
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Pez juice launched in pouch

In the candy business, Pez in its refillable dispenser is a classic. Now Leading Brands, Inc., is marketing a Pez shelf-stable juice, in a 8.54-oz (250-mL) “no-spill” stand-up pouch topped with a collectible Pez character.
Operating using 4 axes, each robot picks a cordial from the conveyor and places it into the tray at an average rate of 1.5 cordi
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'Cordial' robots hit savings sweet spot

Twenty-four robotic arms place Queen Anne brand cordials at rate of 90/min/arm into six-count plastic trays.See in-plant video
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A 'fishy' redesign

Van De Kamp’s decided to revamp the graphic design for the cartons containing its line of frozen seafood entrées. The company turned to Deutsch Design Works (San Francisco, CA) to help reposition the brand as a main meal for the entire family.
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Trayed entrées bring blessings

Mary Ellen’s Blessings At Home cartoned frozen meals literally make an inspired entry into the family-sized entrée category.
After folding two side flaps, an operator inserts the sensor product (above) between the package's corrugated and film material.
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Less time + less labor and materials = savings

Sensor maker Sensotec employs retention packaging that saves in labor and material costs, while delivering consistent protection.
Variable information printed on boxes (top) includes number of pieces in human-readable and bar-code format.
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Fruit-packing line learns to count

Hand-stamping of variable information has been replaced by automatic ink-jet printing. A machine vision system counts fruit pieces and relays totals for each box to the printer.
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Onions cry for resealable bag

Gills Onions is test marketing a resealable bag for four varieties of 10-oz sliced or diced onions. The Oxnard, CA-based company hopes the package will appeal to consumers brought to tears at the prospect of cutting the pungent vegetable.
Six-color, reverse flexo-printing on Merrick's stand-up pouches of dog food identifies the product variety and its benefits and
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Stand-up pouch earns Merrick's merit

Merrick Petfoods introduces dog food in a resealable stand-up pouch that’s marketed primarily in Europe.
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Bagging output soars at Crunch Pak (sidebar)

Bag film: A ‘touchy’ subject
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Fruit snacks in 'hearty' cups

New Choice Foods, Irwindale, CA, is marketing fruit snacks in heart-shaped cups thermoformed of polypropylene. Packaged in Taiwan, Squez’N’ Bites have been introduced to the United States in 10.5-oz bags that contain 10 cups and retail for $1.19.
A bag conveys up a belted incline conveyor (top) into the digital printer's press where text, graphics, and bar code are printed
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Bag printing enriches JW Allen

Digital printer reduces inventories of preprinted bags and flexo plates at Rich Products’ JW Allen bakery mix facility in Wheeling, IL.
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Marketing milk in aluminum cans

From now through early next year, consumers in selected Florida test markets will be able to purchase shelf-stable chocolate milk in a two-piece aluminum can.
One of three baggers inside Crunch Pak's cold room packs a range of sizes including its most popular item, a 1-lb zippered 
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Bagging output soars at Crunch Pak

Low-profile vf/f/s units designed to reduce bruising pack up to 50 bags/min of different sizes that are sold to schools and stores.See in-plant video

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