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Royal label redesign

Indiana-based Oliver Winery recently hired Flowdesign to redesign two of the labels for its best selling wine products. Both wines use newly designed bottles topped with decorated corks that are seen through the clear glass.
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German brewer bets big on multilayer PET

This high-volume move to multilayer PET bottles for beer sold at retail in Germany could signal a much broader acceptance of PET for beer.See video
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Retooling hardware packaging

Our annual look at hardware packaging ranges from the cute (fancy seed pails) to the creatively functional (driveway sealer in an easy-pour bucket).
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Cabot's wrappers tighten savings

Cost savings from an automated wrapping and vacuumizing system for large blocks of cheese has Cabot Creamery personnel smiling.
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Turkey Hill's cool new label

Following a successful market test of a new insulating label that keeps cold beverages cooler, Turkey Hill Dairy plans a broader use of the novel label come spring.
Top right photo shows two of the three Actis 20 coating systems running at the Martens Brewery.
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Belgian brewer moves fast to barrier-coated bottles

Deposit legislation in Germany spurred Martens Brewery to invest in an in-house line for making, coating, filling, and packaging of PET beer bottles.See video
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Campbell's soups adopt EZO lids

Campbell Soup Co., Camden, NJ, is now converting all its Condensed Soup varieties, plus other products in 10- and 11-oz cans, to full-panel, easy-open lids.
Above photo shows one of two infeed stations, including the feed screw, used to feed vials into the labeler.
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Aventis reinvents vial packaging

It starts with a labeler handling 900 vials/min and finishes with robotic cartoning and palletizing. In between is a pioneering use of 2D datamatrix coding symbology.
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Packagers embrace renewable resources

Cornstarch, polylactic acid, and limestone are among the renewable resources used by Cadbury Schweppes for thermoformed candy trays, Biorigin for fresh pasta containers, and Wild Oats for a variety of deli containers.
Each palletizing robot receives cases from two 
overhead infeeds and loads two separate pallets.
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Robots boost pasta packing

Four robotic palletizing cells accept a wide variety of cases from eight upstream packaging lines. Changeover of pallet patterns is done at a touchscreen.See video
Above photo shows how three TIJ print heads are arranged around one of the cylinders through which lidstock must pass prior to b
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Aventis makes a move to 2D datamatrix symbology

By putting variable data on blisters and cartons via TIJ printing in place of embossing, Aventis reaps multiple benefits and becomes a pioneer in the use of datamatrix symbology in packaging.
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Baker employs a metal detection manager

Medford, MA-based pâtissier Edelweiss recently achieved HACCP certification thanks in part to a new combination metal detector and checkweigher from Lock Inspection.
Gift box blanks are conveyed into centerfolded film formed into a tube by this angled inverting head.
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Shrink wrapping shines at Platinum Packaging

New automatic feeding and shrink-wrapping equipment at this Gurnee, IL, contract packager adds capacity to collate and wrap gift boxes, calendars, and other specialty items.See video
Two side windows in this heat tunnel allow Platinum Packaging personnel to view film shrinking around 
a thin pack of gift boxes
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Shrink wrapping shines at Platinum Packaging (sidebar)

A tunnel with a view
The first of two machines that dispense crumpled kraft paper to fill voids was added to meet the needs of an educational publish
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Void-fill to order

Dart Warehouse’s giant fulfillment operation uses a wide variety of void fillers to match what its customers want.
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Royal label redesign

Indiana-based Oliver Winery recently hired [b]Flowdesign[n] to redesign two of the labels for its best selling wine products.

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