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Onions cry for resealable bag

Gills Onions is test marketing a resealable bag for four varieties of 10-oz sliced or diced onions. The Oxnard, CA-based company hopes the package will appeal to consumers brought to tears at the prospect of cutting the pungent vegetable.
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Simplot improves casing eight-fold

A major change earlier this year at Boise, ID-based J.R. Simplot’s Hermiston, ID, plant is helping to reduce labor and breakage of bagged fries during casing.
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Top Oil out to 'end' counterfeiting

San Francisco-based Top Oil Products Co. is waging war against counterfeiting of its premium synthetic motor oils in Indonesia. It’s weapons: top and bottom aluminum closures.
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MAP protects fresh pork (sidebar)

Material matters
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Bagging output soars at Crunch Pak (sidebar)

Bag film: A ‘touchy’ subject
New packaging materials at Clougherty Packing include barrier plastic trays and barrier lidding material heat sealed to tray fla
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MAP protects fresh pork

Barrier materials, MAP technology, and automation upgrades all combine to help Clougherty Packing extend shelf life and improve quality of ground pork and sausage.See in-plant video
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Bagging output soars at Crunch Pak (sidebar)

Bagged apple slices reach for the gold
Cartoned bottles march in single file into the entrance of the shrink wrapper at rates to 100/min (left) and emerge neatly bundl
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Carton bundler shrinks costs

Unilever’s latest shrink bundler for cartoned lotions replaces hand packing of chipboard sleeves to significantly reduce labor and material costs.
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Fresh start for blister packs

Meanwhile, S.C. Johnson introduced air freshener Glade Press’n Fresh in a new blister package that hit retail shelves nationwide in March.
The monobloc filler (left) permits 15-min washouts that are crucial for fast changeover of the nine detergent formulations run.
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Mass flow = efficiency squared

Unilever cleans up on faster changeovers and washout for monobloc mass-flow fillers on tool-less changeover lines. Network yields big savings.
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Bagged apple slices reach for the gold

Crunch Pak came through a winner at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. The Wenatchee, WA, apple processor shipped 200ꯠ 2-oz bags of apple slices in sweet and tart varieties in February to Salt Lake City that were used by volunteers, staff, media, and athletes throughout all venues.
High-flying case erecting: some 30' above the production floor, the mezzanine-mounted machine (right) 
provides bottom glue seal
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Case erector elevates output

A new blow molder and floor space restrictions led Quintex to seek a higher output, mezzanine-mounted casing solution.See in-plant video
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Marketing milk in aluminum cans

From now through early next year, consumers in selected Florida test markets will be able to purchase shelf-stable chocolate milk in a two-piece aluminum can.
A Draper Tools operator presses a trigger on the machine that releases a fastener that secures the tool to the display card.
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Power found handy in tool packaging

England-based tool supplier speeds up packaging production by 70% with new fastening systems.
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S.C. Johnson uses packaging to innovate

Convinced that consumers would respond warmly to a package of plastic wrap whose film cutter bar was plastic rather than tin plate, marketers at S.C.
One of three baggers inside Crunch Pak's cold room packs a range of sizes including its most popular item, a 1-lb zippered 
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Bagging output soars at Crunch Pak

Low-profile vf/f/s units designed to reduce bruising pack up to 50 bags/min of different sizes that are sold to schools and stores.See in-plant video

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