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Tea in a matchbox

Steep Co. of South Glastonbury, CT, thought that its Tea Matchbox(TM), adorned with graphic icons, labels and fun slogans, was so unusual the company had it trademarked.
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Treated paper focuses on foodservice

Treated paperboard containers provide grease resistance and reduce material use and costs for pizza and breadsticks.
The paper filter unwind and bagging unit are shown close-up (left), while the overwrapping station appears above. Finished ov
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Vf/f/s percolates at S&D Coffee

To meet the growing sales demands of its foodservice and institutional customers, this Concord, NC, roaster fills ground coffee into a paper filter bag then overwraps between one and five bags in plastic film on the same machine. Strong sales help S&D reap a six-month payback on the unusual machine.
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Paper packaging earns 3M's honors

For the fifth straight year at 3M's (St. Paul, MN) Scotchban(TM) Innovation Awards, converters, paper mills and packaged goods manufacturers were honored for the way their paper and paperboard materials showed innovation or sensitivity to environmental concerns.
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'Alternative' packs milk sales

In an effort to recapture market share lost to rival beverages, milk processors are turning to more contemporary containers-with strong sales results.
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Auger filler

AMS Filling Systems (Malvern, PA) has developed the Model SA-100 servo-driven auger filler. It fills powders, granulars, flakes, liquids, gels and pastes into flexible bags at speeds to 120 containers/min.
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Flexible package cans aroma

This French coffee producer is the first to use a unique "flexible can" produced by an integrated grinding/packaging system that allows immediate filling and keeps aromas in.
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Stand-up pouch stands out on the shelf

Canadian marketer of coffee, nuts and spices jumps ahead of the competition by installing a versatile pouching system for nuts and coffees. Private-label packaging beckons.
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Stand-up pouch stands out on the shelf (sidebar)

Valve relies on capillary attraction
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Vertical f/f/s system

The Phaser vertical form/fill/seal system from Eagle Packaging (Oakland, CA) is a low-cost machine designed for customers who want to upgrade from manual to automated operations.

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