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A finished bottle with aluminum overcap and pressure-sensitive label is shown above.
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'Scaling up' on vaccine filling

Now the world’s fourth largest supplier of poultry vaccines, Lohmann Animal Health maintains its ranking through capital investment. See in-plant video
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Swanson spins out pop-top lid

Packaging World editors spotted an easy-open pop-top lid on Campbell’s Swanson-brand 14-oz beef and chicken broth cans in Chicago-area supermarkets.
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Instant changeover with Del Monte's labeling duo (sidebar)

Set-up for Del Monte's dynamic duo
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Redesigned syrup container

Jefferson, TX-based Blackburn Syrup challenged TricorBraun’s (St. Louis, MO) design group to redesign its 24-oz clarified polypropylene syrup bottle. The extrusion-blown bottle is created from a six-cavity mold designed by TricorBraun.
The upstream unit of the two-labeler setup is applying the label (above) to the top of the multipack of canned fruit or vegetabl
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Instant changeover with Del Monte's labeling duo

A pair of interconnected applicators yields automatic label roll changes using labels printed offline just-in-time. See in-plant video
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Design: Baking kits display holiday spirit

Betty Crocker cooked up a timely product for the recent season: Holiday baking kits in four varieties. The kits from Minneapolis, MN-based General Mills are packaged in creative and colorful boxes with precision die cuts.
A production time and date code is printed beneath the "3905-6" product code. The code appears in the side gusset area of lawn-a
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Coder grows on lawn-and-garden bagmaker

Exopack’s Tomah, WI, plant adds a thermal-transfer coder to print production dates of lawn-and-garden bags sold to customers such as The Scotts Company.
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No cheesy packaging redesign

For three decades, Bongards’ Creameries has used the same logo, design, color, and tagline to decorate its packs of cheese, butter, and whey products. To help revitalize and freshen its look, Bongards’ contacted Compass Design (Minneapolis, MN).
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New friction-top belt conveys success

A new friction-top belt conveyor replaces a belt-on-roller incline conveyor at Miller Brewing’s Irwindale, CA, facility. Less maintenance, no case slippage are the results.
New insecticide appearing this month uses stand-up packaging with glitzy eight-color flexo printing to lure consumers. A die cut
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Insecticide debuts in 'killer' packaging

GardenTech launches 10-lb stand-up bags of Over ‘n Out in a three-piece display-ready case with a stand-out four-color design.
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Printer presses onward with unitizing (sidebar)

Materialistic thinking=savings
A half-ton of hydraulic pressure compresses the loads an average of 4'' to tighten them for shipment (above) before the load con
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Printer presses onward with unitizing

Automatic weighing, strapping, and stretch-wrapping system unitizes loads of printed materials at Gazette Communications. Damage claims are reduced to zero.
Drawing power: Focus groups with kids and moms helped pinpoint crucial packaging elements that included a closure that allow kid
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Parkay spreads into kids' bottles

Kid-friendly bottles are made of a custom HDPE/LDPE blend for squeezability and feature a portion-control dispensing closure.
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Laser coding excels at Excelda

Excelda Mfg., a contract packager of lubricants and other products sold in the automotive aftermarket, has turned to laser coding to improve legibility of the single-line date code it uses on the plastic bottles it fills.
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Bacardi says 'O yes!' to unique label

As Bacardi introduces its new orange-flavored rum, a unique label helps maintain brand continuity while offering product distinction.
The 128-valve filler handles 20-oz bottles at 1,000/min.
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Bottling built for the future

When this Pennsylvania beverage marketer installed a new line for PET bottles, great care was taken that the equipment be capable of handling multiple package varieties. See in-plant video

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