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Blue Diamond Growers' line operator Sharon Anderson (above) uses a mouse and keypad to load a message into one of five networked
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Blue Diamond networks coders

Networking multiple coders to a host PC saves time and provides flexibility for nut cooperative Blue Diamond Growers.
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Big boost in bagging salad

Zoltan Payerli of Salinas, CA-based Fresh Express is looking forward to Pack Expo Las Vegas 2001, scheduled for Sept. 10-12 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. His attendance there two years ago led to the installation of a 16-head combination scale from Yamato, which is represented by Hayssen, a Barry-Wehmiller Co. (Duncan, SC).
Colorful front labels are applied to pouches by a tamp labeler (top). On the can-filling side, cans are positively captured on t
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Packaging technologies blossom at seed company

Filling of plant seeds into cans and pouches sold to commercial growers took a big step forward when Seminis built a new plant. Front-and-back labeling systems are standouts.
Cutaway diagram shows just how much space the heat-generating chamber occupies inside the can.
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Nestlé tests an award-winning can

Consumers on the go continue to drive packaging development around the world. This time it’s a self-heating can of coffee from Nestlé UK.
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Furman polishes up brightstock packing (sidebar)

Faster changeovers
Bags leaking and long lead times led No Pudge! Foods' Lindsay Frucci to switch from bags (below, far left) to a bag-in-box confi
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New pack helps No Pudge! Foods fatten sales

A paperboard carton that offers on-shelf differentiation and an inner plastic bag that doesn’t leak help No Pudge! Foods’ natural brownie mix sales soar.
A new tray stacker is part of Furman's $3.5 million renovation made to three packaging lines. The system stacks five trays in tw
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Furman polishes up brightstock packing

Furman Foods increases output with a new depalletizer, tray packer, tray stacker, film wrapper, and shrink tunnel. Conveyors assist flow control to keep things running smoothly. See in-plant video
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J-I-T decoration cures logistic challenges

A unique in-plant bottle decorating method at Voss of Norway solves procurement and inventory challenges while reducing breakage by 10%.
Statcorp's new packaging system (above) requires just one operator and the new bagger/printer combo.
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Printer/bagger lets Statcorp pack 'stat'

Maker of blood-pressure cuffs adds an imprinting bagger to cut labor and label costs, while productivity soars.
The standard Fosshield packs are shown at left (above). The back of a closed resealable bag and an empty unsealed bag shows the
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Promotional package not just for promotions

Foss selects information-packed new header bag for its breakthrough anti-microbial kitchen wipe to quickly communicate product benefits in the store.
Ryt-way's new wrappers sit side-by-side (above).
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Wrapper does 'ryt' by contract packager

New wrapper greatly reduces material waste and labor costs while boosting productivity and employee morale.
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Appeal inside and out

New Purina dog food bag employs vivid printing to catch dog owners’ eyes, great flavor inside to attract those owners’ canines.
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New container helps Ocean Spray mix it up

Customized packaging now allows Ocean Spray to launch its preservative-free Original Fruit Mixers, the company’s first crack at the specialty drink-mixer market.
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Pigmented bottle battles milk oxidation

A new FlavorTight™ bottle that adds a white color concentrate to high-density polyethylene helps prevent oxidation in Dean Foods’ Land O’Lakes-brand ½- and 1-gal sizes of milk. Introduced in August into seven Midwest states, the bottles are used for 14 total SKUs.
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Coke canner rolls out 'fridge-friendly' pack

In a radical departure from the long-standing 4x3-can-configured 12-pack, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Charlotte, NC, last month began to ship a new 6x2-configured 12-pack. Called the Fridge Pack™, the new shape paperboard pack is ideal for refrigerator shelves and replaces the 4x3-can 12-pack for the company.
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Tuna salad kit packs multiple components

In April, Chicken of the Sea Intl., San Diego, CA, launched a Tuna Salad Kit that contains premium no-drain tuna in a vacuum-packed foil pouch.

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