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M?ller intends that the two-chamber packs will expand the yogurt category.
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Twin-tube packs 'Corner' yogurt innovation

Müller UK leverages its successful split pot yogurt and fruit in cups with a fresh package: twin-tube packs that are produced on first-of-its-kind vf/f/s machinery.
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Beauties and the bests

Holographic substrates were among the big winners in the annual competition of the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators.
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Plastic #10 'can' is resealable

Heinz Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, introduced in late ’01 a plastic play on the #10 steel can. The custom six-layer plastic version is coextrusion blow-molded by Graham Packaging (www.grahampackaging.com) using polypropylene and an ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier layer.
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Salmon 'catches' retort pouch, too

Chicken of the Sea has found the salmon running its way. For about a year, the San Diego, CA-based company has marketed its pink salmon in a 7.1-oz retorted pouch, much like its tuna products.
Nestlé is testing this new 18-lb bag, which is easier for consumers to carry and store. Nestlé is looking for pet-food pac
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Convenience is key

Pet-food manufacturers discuss the future of packaging and how innovation, customer convenience, and ease-of-use fit in with upcoming packaging plans.
As wine bottles emerge from the heat tunnel that shrinks the capsule around the bottle neck, a vertical conveyor belt rotates th
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Sometimes low tech is tech enough

To salvage existing equipment, winery finds unique solution to capsule wrinkles—by turning a conveyor on end.
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Skippy squeezes into new packs

Unilever Bestfoods’ well-known Skippy brand could redefine the peanut butter category with two stunning new flexible packages.
Thermoformed from corn-based polylactide polymer, or PLA, these clear containers show examples of some of the carry-out products
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Corn-based resin makes North American debut

Wilkinson Manufacturing Co. is the first North American converter to thermoform containers from corn-based polylactide polymer, or PLA. The converter welcomes the material’s sustainable, renewable characteristics, and its consumer-friendly properties.
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Strong visuals help launch product

Ionic Communications Group (Cincinnati, OH) created a packaging strategy to launch a line of frozen, breaded shrimp for Cincinnati-based Azure Waves Seafood, Inc.
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Candy and coffee team up

If Seattle-based Starbucks is synonymous with fine coffee, Brown & Haley, Tacoma, WA, has a similar cachet with its Almond Roca candy. Beginning this year, the two organizations are teaming up as B&H produces Mocha Roca Coffee Buttercrunch in distinctive packaging for exclusive sale at Starbucks outlets.
The digital case printer uses a shuttle system to convey the bottom case blank from a stack in the magazine (top) up into the pr
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Kenosha Beef makes a case for digital printing

An off-line digital case printer saves $50ꯠ/yr in labor and label costs.See in-plant video
At left, the vtf/f/s machine at the DreamPak plant is used for both contract packaging, as well as the creation of the company's
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Following a dream

Thanks to two new vtf/f/s machines, entrepreneur Dr. Aly Gamay was able to expand his cheese processing and flavoring businesses to include nutraceuticals, snacks for kids, and contract packaging, too.See in-plant video
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Capri Sun launches 'bottle can'

In February, Tarrytown, NY-based Kraft Foods Beverages Division introduced Capri Sun Island Refreshers in a 16.5-oz aluminum “bottle can.”
Bottles index single file from front to back through a timing screw (left) before a label is wiped on.
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Black Bear hugs new labeler

Regional beverage bottler adds a p-s labeler that increases packaging speeds compared to its former paper label applicator.See in-plant video
Paradise Tomato Kitchens has added an easy-opening tear notch (top) to its foodservice pouches.
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Easy-opening pouch, tough-to-open box

Paradise Tomato Kitchens, an innovator in fresh tomato products about 10 years ago, adds case security and easy-open pouches.

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