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Coca-Cola endorses new mold-making technology

Soft drink bottler lauds new patented technology for manufacture of plastic molds, both for injection and blow molding.
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Recloseable feature 'snaps' onto Herr Foods' pretzel pack

At Snaxpo 2002, held February 16-19 in Chicago, Packaging World spotted printed prototype flexible film bags for Herr’s 22-oz Sourdough Bite Size Hard Pretzels that included the Easy Snap™ closure system.
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Packaging to reduce, reuse, and recycle

When this Nashville-based, electronic-device manufacturer began looking for different ways to protect its fragile switches and circuits, engineers chose a greener, more natural protective packaging design.
Housed in an isolated area, the refurbished vf/f/s machine produces 2" x 2" packets containing a pad and antiseptic solution. Th
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Poucher evolves to meet Avail's needs

A six-up poucher at Avail Medical is upgraded with custom features and added controls to increase production utilization. See in-plant video
The newest line at A.R.C. comprises a bank of 10 counters, above and inset right, plus two automatic bolt feeders. The counters
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A.R.C. counts on faster fastener bagging

From nuts to bolts, each week A.R.C. bags 500ꯠ lb of fasteners that are individually counted by high-accuracy optical-based systems. See in-plant video
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Ocean Spray goes rectangular

Ocean Spray, the firm that brought the first hot-filled PET bottle to the U.S. marketplace way back in ’85, is launching the Ripple Grip bottle, a new variation on the same hot-fill theme.
Case packer (above) uses customized, interchangeable cassettes to handle a variety of container styles and sizes (left) via tool
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Multiple styles, single solution

A specialized case packer at Custom Building Products handles a range of styles from cylinders to ovals to F-style containers, in pints to 2 ½-gal sizes. See in-plant video
Tubs of salad are conveyed to the multipacker in three lanes (above) where a set of vacuum pick-up heads (left) facilitates prod
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Multipacking shines at Star Foods

Producer of refrigerated salads increases production speeds and reduces material and labor costs by employing an automated packaging system for its multipacks.
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Pouch-making par excellence

When Toronto-based MAC Cosmetics recently reformulated its Pro Lash mascara, management also executed a dramatic package redesign. Out went the carton, which is used almost universally for mascara products, and in came a custom-designed stand-up pouch.
The ER63's robotic head moves along three axes of motion to reach high speeds at C-P Europe's Compiegne plant.
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Colgate-Palmolive's robotic solution

Unusual for its ability to integrate three axes of motion, this robotic case packer is flexibile and fast.
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P&G 'pumps' cleaning container

Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble granted a license to Changing Paradigms LLC, West Chester, OH, to make and distribute a “kid-safe” household cleaner in the United States called Pampers Clean ‘n Play.
Kevin Colcord, project engineer checks the programming for the PLC that controls the conveyors.
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Engineers display a 'can-do' attitude

To convert its 12-packed cans to a 6x2 configuration took much more than change parts. Coke Consolidated engineers deliver without a major capital investment.
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Frito-Lay bottles snacks ?to go?

While flexible packages have dominated grocers’ snack food aisles in recent years, two major snack producers have introduced new products in rigid containers in the past few months.
On the infeed to the palletizer (left), the machine vision camera points downward toward the bundled packs (opposite right). The
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A vision for customer satisfaction

Machine vision systems confirm Coca-Cola Femsa’s bottle counts in shrink-wrapped bundles prior to palletizing.
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New product takes on bold look

In January, Dover, DE-based Playtex Products released its first daily facial care moisturizer under its Banana Boat line of sun-protection products.
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Crushed kraft cushions case contents

Foam peanuts are on the way out at AtomicBox.Com, a logistics and fulfillment provider that warehouses, picks, packs, and ships products for manufacturers who choose to outsource such tasks.

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