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Dry dental packs

Desiccant canisters add two-year shelf life for dental retraction cords.
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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.
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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.
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Digital case printer brings savings

Since Smith Frozen Foods replaced two off-line flexo case printers with a Model 3200 off-line digital case printer from Iconotech (Clinton, CT), one operator can now do the work formerly done by two.
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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.
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New bottle line brewing at Molson

In February, Molson announced plans to invest $34.8 million in upgrades at its Toronto brewery as the first installment in a $100 million plan to increase the facility’s production and efficiency.
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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.
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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New twist on graphics

For Lip Twirls lip protectant recently introduced by The Mentholatum Co. of Orchard Park, NY, Fisher Design (Cincinnati, OH) created a brand identity that is meant to contribute to a strong brand equity over time.
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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Creating 'telegraphic imagery' for P&G

P&G Healthcare's new pain relief package is designed with “telegraphic imagery,” using product photography and graphic symbols to explain the fundamentals of ThermaCare’s pain relief process.
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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Yoplait 'whips' up new design

When introducing the new Whips! yogurt, a line extension of Yoplait, Minneapolis-based General Mills turned to Keck Garrett Associates (Chicago, IL) to design a package that would convey the smooth, mousse-like texture of the yogurt and present it as an indulgent yet healthy choice for women.
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
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.
Spring-loaded fingers in two-level starwheel help stabilize a gallon jug during transfer at Ocean Spray's Henderson, NV, plant.
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New starwheel avoids filler rebuild at Ocean Spray

New one-gallon jug challenged a filling line at Henderson, NV. New discharge starwheel eliminated need for filler modification.

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