An automatic end-loading cartoning machine is helping tea and coffee producer Keith Spicer Ltd. pack up to 3.7 million tea bags each day. The Bradman Lake SL904 end loader operates on two shifts, handling the output of two baggers and two flow wrappers.
A leading producer of frozen gourmet desserts, Montreal-based Martin Dessert recently upgraded its quality-control efforts by adding X-ray inspection equipment to detect foreign objects that might find their way into the product.
When New York-based Estée Lauder’s Aveda unit introduced its Uruku Lipstick a little over a year ago, the firm’s commitment to environmentally responsible packaging led to what is essentially a refillable case.
A zipper reclosable pouch is now making its debut for pasteurized blue crabmeat in a 16-oz pouch sold under refrigeration. The Zip’n Store™ pouch was co-developed by Pyramid Flexible Packaging and by Presto Products, maker of the polypropylene Fresh-Lock® zipper for retort applications.
When a high-volume retailer expressed interest in a 2-lb package of donut gems from Sara Lee Bakery Group, the Madison, WI, firm met the request by way of a clear thermoformed PET tub and a snap-fit lid of the same material.
A clear stand-up pouch holding 6.75 oz of flavored water is now reaching store shelves in select eastern U.S. markets. It’s claimed to be among the first clear pouches in a category where opaque metallized films or foil-based laminations dominate (see CapriSun from Kraft Foods and Hi-C Blast from Coke’s Minute Maid Div).
Mount Gay Rum has added two new flavors to its flavored rum category: Mount Gay Mango Rum and Mount Gay Vanilla Rum. Each new flavor is packed into stylish bottles with graphics designed by MLR Design.