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Penn tennis balls retail in a PET container trimmed in a dual process to provide efficient lidding consistency.
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PET bottle converter racks up efficiency

Manufacturer of PET containers uses new dome-and flange-trimming machine to cut scrap rate and increase throughput by 20%.
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Sara Lee's mini-donut packing system uses an unusual continuous-motion rotary drum loader (seen at left and up close at far left
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Prototype wrapper's feeder suits Sara Lee

An automated mini-donut sorting and wrapping system improves efficiency at Sara Lee’s Paris, TX, bakery.
Sausage patties exit the freezer on a conveyor and flow into a pivot pan that feeds patties into a bulk-and-dribble scale (right
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North Side super-sizes packaging value

Higher throughput is in the bag, in this case a large foodservice bag that is automatically filled, sealed, and packed on three new packaging lines. See in-plant video
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Labatt launches label-less bottles

Labatt Breweries of Canada reintroduced locally in May Labatt 50 premium ale in a 341-ml (12-oz) amber glass bottle.
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Everything but the brush!

Sherwin-Williams’ Dutch Boy Dirt Fighter paints are debuting in an extravagant four-piece square plastic container.
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Beverages flow boldly into aluminum bottles

The path to product differentiation for two new beverages is a metallic one.
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IPER's 'natural' trays, lidding

Italian supermarket chain will sell fresh food in thermoformed containers and heat-sealable film lidding.
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B-I-B brings big benefits

A switch from 5-gal plastic pails to bag-in-box packaging has greatly reduced the number of failed packages.
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Tyson revamps packaging design

Tyson Foods just announced a “world-class” packaging makeover to give its products a fresh, new look.
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Redesign showers success

Alsons Corp. was looking to develop a new packaging strategy for its hand-held shower and regular shower heads.
A 14-product line of cartoned printer and fax products from Oki Data Americas is protected from counterfeiters by a  3/4 '' squa
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Oki okays enhanced security labels

A holographic label appearing on cartoned consumables from Oki Data Americas is the company’s next generation of security protection.
A three-ply label includes a tear-off coupon, plus a 
reinforced tab on the outside that can be reattached to 
the base label.
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Multi-panel label produces coupon

Without adding a folding carton, Rexall Sundown offers instant savings coupon inside a three-part label.
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Wine's single-serve PET bottle serves new venues

In late April 2002, Canandaigua Wine introduced nationwide 375-ml PET bottles of Arbor Mist wine in four fruit flavors.
Shown is Superior's unique bottle shape in  1/2 -gal, 3-L, and 1-gal sizes.
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Superior likes caseless shipping

This Ohio dairy manufacturer is rewriting the rules that govern distribution in the dairy industry. Caseless shipping is key. See in-plant video
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Lunchmeats launch in reusable PP containers

The Hillshire Farm division of Sara Lee Foods, Cincinnati, OH, has selected GladWare® containers for its new Ultra-Thin Deli Select line of lunchmeats.
An operator calibrates a metal detector based on salad type (above), identifying the product's conductive properties and therefo
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Metal detectors safeguard salads and simplify jobs

Salad producer uses six new metal detectors to check its salad tubs, taking advantage of easy-to-operate features.

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