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Have a drink with Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer Lite Half & Half is a new beverage that’s not just for thirsty golfers.
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Gatorade Kids Pack uses a colorful six-color printed shrink film for both the front and back panels, including distortion-printi
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Custom line lets Gatorade sprint to market

Effective use of resources gives Gatorade Canada a new product just in time for the summer selling season.
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Gatorade's All-Stars don PET

In July, The Gatorade Company launched a line of hot-filled 12-oz Gatorade All-Stars beverages for “tweens” (kids between 8 and 12) in injection/stretch-blow-molded PET bottles from Amcor PET Packaging (Manchester, MI).
Operating using 4 axes, each robot picks a cordial from the conveyor and places it into the tray at an average rate of 1.5 cordi
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'Cordial' robots hit savings sweet spot

Twenty-four robotic arms place Queen Anne brand cordials at rate of 90/min/arm into six-count plastic trays.See in-plant video
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Trayed entrées bring blessings

Mary Ellen’s Blessings At Home cartoned frozen meals literally make an inspired entry into the family-sized entrée category.
Variable information printed on boxes (top) includes number of pieces in human-readable and bar-code format.
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Fruit-packing line learns to count

Hand-stamping of variable information has been replaced by automatic ink-jet printing. A machine vision system counts fruit pieces and relays totals for each box to the printer.
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Crave packaging is revealing

A 2.5-oz plastic spray bottle mounted inside a see-through plastic “carton” distinguishes the packaging for Crave fragrance from Calvin Klein Cosmetics, a New York, NY, div.
After folding two side flaps, an operator inserts the sensor product (above) between the package's corrugated and film material.
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Less time + less labor and materials = savings

Sensor maker Sensotec employs retention packaging that saves in labor and material costs, while delivering consistent protection.
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Dasani does the twist

Most beverage bottles with sports caps open by pulling up on the cap, and they’re closed by pushing the spout back down. But a new 24-oz PET bottle of Coca-Cola’s Dasani-brand water uses a unique overcap/spout combination that twists open.
The 24-valve filler (above) is enclosed in a chamber where overpressured sterile air keeps contamination out.
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Montaqua makes its move

This Montana water plant is poised to make a splash. A new line for PET bottles paves the way for much broader distribution.
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Nite Ize sees card printing economics

To achieve color printing on both the front and back of its blister cards, Nite Ize Inc., a Boulder, CO-based manufacturer of outdoors equipment, turned to CardPak (Solon, OH).
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A 'fishy' redesign

Van De Kamp’s decided to revamp the graphic design for the cartons containing its line of frozen seafood entrées. The company turned to Deutsch Design Works (San Francisco, CA) to help reposition the brand as a main meal for the entire family.
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Say 'cheese' for new packaging graphic design

With the help of LAM Design (Pleasantville, NY) Fujifilm unveiled its new Fujicolor QuickSnap Flash one-time-use camera with a sleek, stylish body design and vivid package graphics.
The monobloc filler (left) permits 15-min washouts that are crucial for fast changeover of the nine detergent formulations run.
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Mass flow = efficiency squared

Unilever cleans up on faster changeovers and washout for monobloc mass-flow fillers on tool-less changeover lines. Network yields big savings.
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Energetic design strategy

Frulatté Foods Co. called on Addis (Berkeley, CA) to help design packaging for its Frulatté Smoothies. The smoothies are marketed as fresh, satisfying products created to serve as a healthy substitute for a light meal.
High-flying case erecting: some 30' above the production floor, the mezzanine-mounted machine (right) 
provides bottom glue seal
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Case erector elevates output

A new blow molder and floor space restrictions led Quintex to seek a higher output, mezzanine-mounted casing solution.See in-plant video

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