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ESL moves Marigold into multiple markets

In September, Minneapolis-based Marigold Foods introduced five flavored milk varieties in high-density polyethylene bottles. Ultra-high temperature (UHT) processing yields a 65-day shelf life. The 12-oz Kemps®-brand varieties sell in refrigerated dairy cases of supermarkets, as well as in school vending machines.
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The twin-head scale system, shown up close (above) and from a distance (left) has helped reduce giveaway of bulk in-shell nuts b
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Scale system shines at Diamond

A twin-head, triple-pan scale system at Diamond of California’s Robertsdale, AL, plant reduces giveaway, lessens labor costs, and saves on forklift rental costs.
At Thorntons, the X-ray inspection system checks lidded boxes for contaminants and, through a software upgrade, chocolates that
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X-ray vision checks inside chocolates boxes

Thorntons in the U.K. uses X-ray scanning equipment to inspect foil-wrapped and boxed chocolates. Software upgrade detects missing chocolates.
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Can labeling improves logistics

In Vejle, Denmark, where a company called Tulip operates Northern Europe’s largest meat packing plant, preprinted round cans are giving way to round cans that are decorated in-line via roll-fed labelers.
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Delivering for dairy (sidebar)

Custom bottle helps launch Oberweis Dairy into single-serve milks
Some see probiotic products like this one from Dannon as another logical candidate for cold aseptic filling into plastic contain
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Plastic bottles move toward aseptics (sidebar)

What about probiotics?
New filling equipment has helped Yofarm improve accuracy and consistency in filling toppings for its YoCrunch line of yogurt.
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Yogurt producer fills craving for higher throughput

Yofarm reduces waste dramatically with a new auger filler that achieves consistent volume control of yogurt toppings.
Flavor Delite's products are checked by the on-line X-ray system at speeds to 62/min. It even detects underfilled canisters.
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X-ray system spices up on-line QA

An X-ray inspection system at Flavor Delite checks for ?anything? out of the ordinary inside canisters of seasonings, including clumps. A ?guardian angel? for the line, the system confirms packaged product weight, too.
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'Fresh-roasted' design

Whether it’s coffee or ice cream, Seattle-based Starbucks continuously works to strengthen its brand identity. Facing fierce competition for premium freezer case space, Starbucks turned to Enterprise IG (San Francisco, CA) to create an exciting new look that would stand out from the competition and also provide a more unified brand identity.
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Oberweis Dairy is 'looney' over milks

North Aurora, IL-based Oberweis Dairy, best known for its glass containers of milk, introduced in August a line of five 12-oz Looney Tunes-brand flavored milks in polyethylene terephthalate bottles.
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Multipack markets Stonyfield's soy yogurt

Organic yogurt producer Stonyfield Farm in May introduced O’Soy, an all-natural soy yogurt, in what it believes is a unique six-pack. The multipack “wrap” is 20-pt recycled clay-coated newsback, supplied by Old Dominion Box (Madison Heights, VA).
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Welch's opts for multilayer PP, easy-spread cap

Like other juice marketers, Welch’s has typically relied on heat-set polyethylene terephthalate when converting from glass to plastic. But the firm changed that pattern when it came time to design a plastic alternative to its 10-oz single-serve glass containers. This time, the Concord, MA-based firm opted for a translucent polypropylene bottle rather than clear PET.
The system shown here includes a robotic positioner that picks a bundle of 12-count corrugated shippers, orients the bundle, cut
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Machinery brings the future to Latrobe

The front end of this glass line for 12-oz Rolling Rock beer is practically an operator-free zone. Laser-guided vehicles replenish packaging materials on demand. See in-plant video
Shown here is a sampling of Clean Team's packaged cleaning cards that are inserted into magnetic stripe readers, point-of-sale c
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Four-side-sealer homers for Clean Team

Clean Team, a San Diego maker of cleaning card products, speeds changeovers and lowers labor costs with an automated sealer. Pitched area allows for easy filling of liquid cleaning solution into the package.
One of two horizontal form/fill/seal pouch machines produces the Wyler's Soup Starter packs.
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Pouch with pocket wins for Wyler's

New barrier materials and machine modifications permit unique ‘pouch within a pouch’ as Wyler’s switches from canister to flexible packaging.

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