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Three-station semi-automatic stretch wrapping helps the 
DC unitize loads more efficiently for shipment to 520 regional True Val
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Stretch wrappers are a true labor-saving value

Twin stretch wrappers at True Value’s Northwest distribution center replace the laborious task of manual wrapping.
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Bagger puts zip in radish packs

Radish grower moves from a semiautomatic bagging system using premade zipper bags to an automatic bagger with integrated transdirectional zipper system that automatically applies the zipper material across the film web.
LDPE on the front panel makes attractive graphics possible, while the mesh on the back provides breathability that's crucial.
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Green beans get vf/f/s treatment

Pennsylvania produce marketer teams up with key suppliers to develop a customized vf/f/s solution for a complex film that incorporates an unusual mesh component.
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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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Transforming the Egyptian dairy market (sidebar)

Aseptic PET on the way?
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Wegman's brands its irradiated ground beef

Innovative supermarket chain Wegman’s has introduced irradiated fresh ground beef in chub packs.
In the foreground (below), a continuous band conveyor feeds cookies by diverters into the infeeds of two parallel wrappers. An o
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Jana's cookies fly high!

Although markets have been depressed, Jana’s Classics has automated the packaging of its cookies for airline desserts.
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Vitamin gumballs bounce into new canister

Bloomfield, CT-based Amerifit Nutrition released its Vitaball Vitamin Gumball product to the warehouse club market.
Sundor's Anaheim, CA, plant's labor-saving move to automated hot melt distribution will yield a payback of just more than one ye
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Sunny Delight solves a sticky situation

An automatic hot melt distribution system for five glue units at P&G saves labor costs and improves performance.
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Powdered chai goes flexible

Portland-based Oregon Chai release a new dry powdered chai tea latte mix in October 2001.
New erectors and partition inserters for Chevron- Texaco Global Lubricants have helped reduce corrugated waste by nearly 12%.
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Chevron erects plan to cut corrugated waste

Six new machines help oil giant dramatically cut corrugated waste.
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Tesco sells sushi the Japanese way

Solway Foods, Corby, England, the sushi processor and packager, developed an unusual three-dimensional thermoformed tray and lid.
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Transforming the Egyptian dairy market (sidebar)

Upstream gear at IGI
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Phosphorescent decoration

To celebrate the “Festival du Film de Paris” this year, the French Champagne house Pierrel released a limited-edition bottle decorated with a phosphorescent shrink-sleeve label from Sleever Intl.
Plant manager Doros Cleanthous holds filled bottles of milk, one of which is shown close-up.
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Monobloc 'cleans up' for Cyprus company

Cyprus-based beverage producer Lanitis Bros. Ltd. is first to use a monobloc bottle-blowing, -filling, and -capping system for fresh, pasteurized milk in PET.
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Award-winning design solution

A dramatic packaging design solution for the Irving, TX-based Mission Foods line of tortilla products earlier this year helped Axion Design (San Anselmo, CA) win an American Graphic Design Award.

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