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Plastic carton shows off new Aquafresh tube

A folding carton made of 15-mil polyvinyl chloride is helping new Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste fly off store shelves. For a time since its introduction early this summer, the new brand was reportedly the top-selling item in Wal-Mart’s toothpaste aisle.
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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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Creating a sophisticated package

To help create a package that could communicate the rich, luxurious character of its new line of beauty products called Lineance European Body Essentials, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. of Princeton, NJ, looked to Sonoco to help design a sophisticated line of folding cartons.
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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Plastic carton shows off new Aquafresh tube

A folding carton made of 15-mil polyvinyl chloride is helping new Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste fly off store shelves.
The combination of thermal-transfer print engine and pressure-sensitive label applicator now applies labels to 
corrugated cases
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Mohawk Paper reinvents its labeling operation

Glue-applied pre-printed labels were both unattractive and a drag on efficiency at Mohawk Paper, so the firm switched to online print-and-apply technology.
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Three wineries try 'twist-cork' closure

In August, three wineries began shipping quantities of their vintages in new bottles that are closed by the MetaCork from Gardner Technologies.
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
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Zipper broadens ice bag's appeal

Arctic Glacier, a leader in the $2.5 billion North American packaged ice industry, was looking for a way to differentiate its Premium ice from other providers and increase retail sales. Management saw package reclosability as the answer.
There are a trio of shrink banders on each of Peak Foods' two lines.
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Reaching Peak efficiency (sidebar)

Banding together
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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.
Adhesive helps stabilize pallet loads, which benefits shipments in transit and makes them easier to stack for Lafarge's customer
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Lafarge constructs sturdy shipments

A water-based palletizing adhesive helps stabilize pallet loads of construction materials in transit.
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GAF revamps bundle marking

Producing roofing shingles in 30 different colors and marking the film-wrapped bundles clearly for retailers like Home Depot is no easy task for Wayne, NJ-based GAF Materials Corp.
While the new labeler (above) at Music Mountain Water occupies minimal floor space, it's able to handle a range of bottle sizes
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Labeler sings a new tune at Music Mountain

A new labeler at the heart of a new bottling line is helping Music Mountain Water respond to growing demand for its own-brand and private-label bottled water.See in-plant video
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Cat litter gets a 'hand' up

Cedar Fresh cat litter from MFM Industries, Reddick, FL, is the first commercial user of a special new injection-molded polyethylene handle located in a corner of its 12- and 14-lb flexible stand-up pouches. Introduced last October, Cedar Fresh uses a handle from 2N2 that’s applied by MFM to the bags on a machine from Marble Manor.
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Injecting an innovative packaging solution

Syringe maker Safety 1st Medical relied heavily on suppliers for help in designing an automated packaging solution for its unique syringes.

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