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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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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Golden Flake doubles speeds and reduces labor costs for potato chip packaging by replacing 21 outdated lines with eight new vf/f/s machines.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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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.
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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Nestea's new look

Nestle replaces canister with shaped HDPE plastic with dosing cap.
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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.
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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.
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Aseptic carton moves organic milks

“Organic” milk—produced without the use of pesticides, synthetic hormones, or antibiotics—has been around for a while. But Horizon Organic of Boulder, CO, claims it’s the first to launch an organic flavored milk in a single-serve format: the Tetra Prisma aseptic carton from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL).
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Bag structure grows on Bayer

Dissatisfied with previous bags that were torn or punctured from multiple handlings during palletizing and distribution, Bayer Corp. changed the bag structure for its 50-lb Aztec-brand granular insecticide.
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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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Shapely bottle pours into yogurt

For its new line of 10-oz drinkable yogurt, Stonyfield Farm is using a contoured high-density polyethylene bottle decorated with a full-body shrink-sleeve label.
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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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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.
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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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.
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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