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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.
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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.
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
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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Piping hot packaging

Packaging for Dragon Fire Gum from Amurol Confections Co. looks as hot as the product tastes. Designed in-house, the bright red steel tin delivers an upscale appearance.
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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.
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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Nestea's new look

Nestle replaces canister with shaped HDPE plastic with dosing cap.
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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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.
Each of eight new vertical form/fill/seal machines like the one shown here can fill any of Golden Flake's potato chip varieties,
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Addition by subtraction

Golden Flake doubles speeds and reduces labor costs for potato chip packaging by replacing 21 outdated lines with eight new vf/f/s machines. See in-plant video
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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.
Electronic net-weigh fillers are long on sanitation and accuracy.
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Special equipment for a special concept

Custom blow molding, electronic net-weigh filling in a HEPA-filtered enclosure, robotic palletizing—it all helps Superior Dairy succeed with caseless shipping. See in-plant video
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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.
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Dry dental packs

Desiccant canisters add two-year shelf life for dental retraction cords.

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