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In two languages, the Kraft Canada Minute Rice box extols the new easy-open, easy-reclose feature that is an integral part of th
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Pour spout on rice box wins patent

A paperboard pack for Kraft Canada’s Minute Rice has a tear-open pour spout that’s been well received by consumers. The converter has just been awarded a U.S. patent on the technology.
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Heinz speeds oval container to market

Heinz Pet Snacks’ new Savory Bites dog snacks, packed in a tall oval container, epitomize the company’s new speed-to-market initiative.
The first of two stretch wrappers used by Spencer Press is this orbital machine that applies film around the top, bottom, and tw
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Six-sided wrapping speeds Spencer

Two new stretch wrappers that run in sequence on the same line greatly increase speed and output while eliminating labor costs to band pallets of mail-order catalogs printed by Spencer Press.
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Heinz speeds oval container to market (sidebar)

Heinz ‘Pounces’ on resealable pouch
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Climbing the ladder of f/f/s technology (sidebar)

More complex structures, too
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Redesign spices up seasoning's image

By switching from glass jars, the traditional vehicle for spices, to a 300x200 composite can from Sonoco (Hartsville, SC), Restaurant LuLu in San Francisco was able to project a more upscale image for its spices.
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Limited 'edition,' unlimited help

Distiller and importer David Sherman Corp. often relies on distributors like Saxco to help create packaging for new products. Premium, hand-packaged bourbon is no exception.
One of Calhoun's new vf/f/s lines automates packaging from roll stock to manual case packing. Some examples of Calhoun Bend Mill
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Climbing the ladder of f/f/s technology

Beginning a decade ago, Calhoun Bend Mill started with simple packaging equipment, went through a rebuild upgrade and now has two new vf/f/s machines for bags of its food mixes.
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Richards Packaging wins for combo pack

An unusual two-chamber bottle for Diamond Magic Chemical Ltd., Brampton, Ontario, Canada, won Best of Show in the annual packaging competition of the National Assn. of Container Distributors (Philadelphia, PA). Winning distributor is Richards Packaging (Brampton, Ontario, Canada).
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Cap combines clarity and barrier

Special ingredients give Eleganzza lipstick extended-wear properties. Only a cap molded of the right copolyester can protect those ingredients yet still allow lipstick colors to shine through.
The personnel involved in the expansion were (inset, L to R) Sargento's Jay Nolte, distribution center manager; Jim Gillman, fir
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Wrapper stretches Sargento output

Sargento supplements a well-liked workhorse stretch wrapper with a system that’s 30% faster and also saves on film.
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WPO lauds 'Dream Steam'

The “best-of-show” President’s Award in the WorldStar 2000 packaging competition, sponsored by the World Packaging Organisation, went to a concept known as “Dream Steam.” Developed by flexible film converter Wipf AG (Volketswil, Switzerland) and food R&D company Creative New Food (Eglisau, Switzerland), Dream Steam is a three-component package that makes it possible to combine fresh vegetables and a fresh protein—meat, fish, or poultry—in one cook-in container.
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Dole debuts in barrier-coated bottles

The distribution power of Pepsi and the brand recognition of Dole combine in single-serve juices in barrier-coated 16-oz bottles for a line of nine natural fruit flavors developed through the Tropicana Division of PepsiCo, Purchase, NY.
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PET carafe shakes up NFC juice category

This month, Atlanta-based Coca-Cola’s Minute Maid Co. will launch Simply Orange not-from-concentrate (NFC) premium juice in a distinctive 1.75-L carafe made of polyethylene terephthalate.
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Contoured bottle 'clearly' fits

In April, Clearly Canadian Beverage and Reebok Intl. unveiled Reebok Fitness Water in a compelling contoured bottle.
The converting machine (left) produces air-filled cushions a maximum width of 8", with length varying from 3" to 20". Omron Heal
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Air cushions salve Omron's shipping wounds

Medical supply distributor switches from loose-fill “peanuts” to an air-cushioned void fill to satisfy customers and cut space requirements.

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