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Packaging with the force

In order to appeal to kids of all ages, Star War’s collectable toy action figures from Pawtucket, RI-based Hasbro needed packaging that hit on themes from all five of the popular movies.
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Nestea's new look

Nestle replaces canister with shaped HDPE plastic with dosing cap.
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Pampers product scores NACD top award

TricorBraun (St. Louis, MO) is the distributor that won the Bernard Seid Best of Show award in the 2002 packaging competition sponsored by the National Assn.
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First PET, pasteurizable

In England, Coors Brewing Co. has launched Reef, a vodka-based fruit drink, in a three-layer plastic barrier bottle that’s fully pasteurizable.
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Two-chamber bottle serves Stridex

Spotted last month at a Chicagoland Walgreen’s store was Stri-Dex-brand Day & Night acne medication in a single dual-chamber bottle.
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Apple sauce tubes rocket into new markets

Launched into California in mid-2001, Selah, WA-based Tree Top’s Fruit Rocketz distribution expanded earlier this year to include the Pacific Northwest and Texas.
One of Kitchen Kompact's four print-and-apply machines applies a p-s label to a cabinet-filled case.
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Cabinet maker takes proactive marking approach

Kitchen Kompact invests in printing and labeling equipment to mark shipping cases with a bar code and product identification.
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Shapely bottle pours into yogurt

For its new line of 10-oz drinkable yogurt, Stonyfield Farm is using a contoured high-density polyethylene bottle decorated with a full-body shrink-sleeve label.
A new conveyor (inset) moves cases of wine to a new palletizer and wrapper installed October 2001.
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Winery harvests success with new machinery

New machinery helps Beringer Blass Wine Estates reduce breakage and damage to its glass wine bottles, as well as increase line efficiency.
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Alfresh extends into PET

Toronto, Canada-based Alfresh Beverages Canada in January began selling its 473-mL (16-oz) fruit juices in PET bottles, rather than glass, under the Everfresh brand name in Canada and Fairlee in the United States.
A key improvement to downstream packaging functions is this automatic case erector.
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Equipment sparkles at Diamond of California (sidebar)

Downstream, upstream efficiency
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Holography delivers 'pizzaz'

When Chicago-based Barton Brands elected to add three flavored vodkas to its Fleischmann’s vodka line, management felt special labeling was in order.
Diamond's new vf/f/s machines produce a variety of bag sizes. One machine applies an LDPE zipper in the transverse direction, sh
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Equipment sparkles at Diamond of California

New vf/f/s machines and computerized scales increase speeds, reduce downtime, and lessen giveaway of Diamond of California shelled nuts. See in-plant video
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Peanut butter twin-pack spreads to market

Driven by a request from BJ’s Wholesale Club store chain customer, Everett, MA-based peanut butter and nut packer Leavitt Corp. in January began producing a two-pack of peanut butter that’s unitized in a printed polyvinyl chloride sleeve.
At Kwik Goal, pre-fitted protective packaging parts have reduced the amount of hands-on labor required.
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Trade show 'shot' scores

Kwik Goal managers visited a trade show to find new packaging for their soccer goals. They came home with better protective packaging and a way to reduce hands-on labor costs.
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'Entry-level' craft beer

Designed to target “youthful” beer drinkers, Pintail Ale from BridgePort Brewing, Portland, OR, is packaged to be reminiscent of BridgePort’s other beers, while establishing an elegant, stylish design.

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