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A bag conveys up a belted incline conveyor (top) into the digital printer's press where text, graphics, and bar code are printed
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Bag printing enriches JW Allen

Digital printer reduces inventories of preprinted bags and flexo plates at Rich Products’ JW Allen bakery mix facility in Wheeling, IL.
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Elegant new design

William Grant & Sons, U.S. importer of the Italian Tiziano wines, turned to Bailey Design Group (Plymouth Meeting, PA) to create a label for the new Tiziano Chianti Riserva.
Using the 20/20 Hindsight system, a P&G packaging line operator can troubleshoot a problem by viewing video footage in slow moti
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P&G captures high-tech assistance

A new video troubleshooting tool gives packaging line operators at Procter & Gamble the power to solve problems faster.
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Redesign sizzles

Schering-Plough, maker of Coppertone Sport, recently unveiled a stronger, sportier package and brand identity for the suntan lotion. Created by Lipson Alport Glass & Associates (Chicago, IL), the package is designed to appeal to active, goal-oriented consumers with a passion for the outdoors.
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Fridge Pack rolls out for Dasani (sidebar)

Speeding up the first Fridge Pack
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Graphics help new brand break into bath and body

The new “sub-brand” Ohm by Olay from Procter and Gamble, a line of botanical bath and body products, launched this summer. The packaging, with graphics designed by Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH), ranges from spray bottles to lotion tubes and cartons.
Baxter's robot picks up four blister packs at a time using a hinged gripper for placement into the cases.
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Baxter cases with unerring accuracy

A robot places and counts blisters containing IV packs into cases with an accuracy that has reduced complaints. Setup also uses case erector and sealer.
Twelve 12-oz PET bottles of Dasani water are now being marketed in the Fridge Pack by Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated.
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Fridge Pack rolls out for Dasani

Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated was the pioneer for the refrigerator-friendly 12-pack for Coke soft drinks in cans. Now it’s doing the same for Dasani water in 12-oz PET bottles.
A worker feeds wrapped boxes of chocolates onto a V-belt conveyor for conveying past an ink-jet coder.
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V-belts mean victory over downtime

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates found its conveyors needed too much attention. New conveyors hardly ever require belt replacement.
EOS Winery's graceful port bottle is adorned with an oval p-s label made of embossed flexible pewter.
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Pewter isn't only for tankards

EOS Estate Winery crafts a specialty port wine that’s decorated with a pewter label imported from France.
Shown at left are all four pieces to the new package: 
precision white tray and inside clamshell (right), and exterior clamshell
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Sheet gives thermoformer an 'edge'

When this maker of cutting tools wanted a versatile new double-tray package, its thermoformer selected special sheet stock for difficult forming.
Gorgeous graphics are preprinted, but variable information is printed on-line by a thermal-transfer printer.
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Kauai brings coffee packing in-house

An auger filler mounted over a vf/f/s machine equipped with a thermal-transfer printer was all it took at Kauai Coffee Co. to bring coffee packaging in-house.
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Self-venting entrées cook up convenience

Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA, lays claim as the first to offer microwavable entrées in a self-venting package. “There is absolutely no hassle with these entrées,” enthuses Mark Willes, vice president prepared foods/retail.
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Shaped pack launches Blue Bell's ice cream line

In recent years, dairies have turned to different container shapes to market their ice cream.
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ConAgra debuts aseptic pudding packs

ConAgra Foods, Irvine, CA, claims it’s the first-ever shelf-stable pudding in a single-serve tube pack. Another convenient, tube-packed fun food directed toward kids has been introduced (see packworld.com/go/c049): Hunt’s Snack Pack Squeez ‘n Go Portable Pudding.
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Innovative tin touts German Altbier

Looking to make its packaging as special as its premium Altbier, Issum, Germany-based brewer Diebels employed a tin gift package that held 10 33-cL steel cans of the specialty beer sold in retail outlets in Germany.

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