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Vibrant label whirls with color

In February, White Rock Products Corp., Whitestone, NY, introduced Southern Swirl carbonated soft drinks in a 12-oz glass bottle decorated with a six-color, clear heat-transfer body label.
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New printed shrink film unsupported bundles (left) offers the company new merchandising possibilities, while the tray overwrap s
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Single line pours out many SKUs with new options

One packaging line plus 10 different containers equals 60 SKUs, thanks to new end-of-the-line bundling and tray-pack equipment and film.
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U.S. Sugar zips into reclosable bags (sidebar)

Zipper application is outsourced
A Blue Diamond technician makes a keypad adjustment to a new case coder (above). Each coder codes up to three lines of type on a
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Case coders sparkle at Blue Diamond

New equipment delivers three lines of type for bulk boxes of nuts. The case coders reduce labor costs, downtime, and ink loss associated with previous units.
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Nestlé 'concentrates' on tea packaging

In May, Glendale, CA-based Nestlé USA introduced Nestea iced tea concentrate in a striking custom-molded bottle supplied by Continental Plastics Container (Elk Grove Village, IL). The bottle includes a measuring chart along the side that shows how much tea to use per quart of water.
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Roll cradles adapted to package roll-up doors

Having developed a line of roll-up doors for self-storage buildings, Betco, Inc. of Statesville, NC, needed an economical method of packaging the doors for transport.
Mead Johnson's Stuart Kipperman sits in the company's "war room," where all the company's product labels are displayed for the n
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'Enfa' now says Mead Johnson globally

Nearly 600 SKUs of baby nutritional products around the world are now carrying a new Enfa brand design for easy recognition.
Books enter the case packing line on an infeed conveyor and are then stacked for case packing in a down-stacking chamber.
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Textbook publisher moves to automation

By automating case packing and palletizing, this not-for-profit book publisher saves thousands of volunteer hours annually.
Redesigned multi-packs (left) earned packagers the PAC Gold award for decorated corrugated fiberboard.
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Best Foods launches 'souperb' redesign

Redesigned pack for club stores saves on packaging materials while enhancing visual appeal. Lid-to-lid orientation plays a key role.
Dutch (left) and Don LaJeunesse hold a skin-packed pad of stainless-steel components in front of their company's new skin packag
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'Job shop' takes hands-on approach to skin packaging

Semi-automatic skin packaging machine improves protection of shipments of stainless-steel components and saves money.
U.S. Sugar, and its private-label brown and powdered sugar customers enjoy competitive differentiation with reclosable packs (ab
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U.S. Sugar zips into reclosable bags

Private-label sugar producer converts nearly all its customers to zippered flexible bags of powdered and brown sugars. The switch helps to double sales.
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Sony in Japan, Swedish dairy introduce 'green' packs

Sony debuts computer discs in an overwrap made from biodegradable, compostable resin. Swedish dairy tries 2-L bottle for milk and juice made from a resin blended with calcium carbonate.
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Nestlé extends pasta's shelf life by 50%

A Nestlé USA facility in Danville, VA, is the first known commercial user of the OS1000 polymer-based oxygen-scavenging system from Cryovac (Duncan, SC).
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X-rays develop in packaged foods

United Kingdom-based plants of Nestlé, Unilever, and Thorntons Plc are among the first to use an enhanced Advanced X-ray Inspection System (AXIS) to inspect trayed salads, wrapped baked goods, and packaged candy, among others.
Knocked-down cases are placed in a magazine on the infeed section of the digital printer. Stacks of printed cases discharge onto
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Sunnyside sees sunny side of off-line printing

Chemical manufacturer employs an off-line digital printer that prints bar codes on cases. It reduces downtime and produces more legible type than previous in-line coders.
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Nestlé debuts retorted carton; Hain gains competitive 'wedge'

Nestlé Friskies Italia is the first globally to use a retortable carton from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL). Commercialized in May for its new Friskies “Qualità Freschezza” petfood, the Tetra Recart™ technology is more than two years from a U.S.

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