An array of print heads on both sides of the conveyor leading to finished goods inventory lets Borden print variable information
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On-line case printing supports ECR at Borden

In addition to simplified inventory, faster changeovers, and material cost savings, on-line case coding at six Borden plants means faster response to customer needs.
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Vendor training important to Pack Expo purchases

Training of operators and mechanics will play a big role in purchasing decisions, say attendees for Pack Expo 96 in Part Two of our exclusive survey.

Unique venting keeps coffee fresh

Dean Florentino Coffee, Las Vegas, NV, is the first coffee packer to put fresh roasted ground coffee in a "breathable" composite canister that's specially equipped with a one-way degassing valve.
Materials Product Brief

Coffee packaging brochure

American Packaging (Rochester, NY) has published a full-color brochure describing packaging options available to the coffee industry. These options include two-, three-, and four-ply heat-sealed pouches with clear or foil laminations, stand-up pouches with or without reclosable zippers and hanger holes, as well as stock pouches.
On the 2-oz line, the robotic head prepares to place 20 cups into a waiting case. To the left of the head is a sheet inserter th
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Robotics automate portion packing

Robotic packing cell case-packs delicate portion cups at speeds of 500 cups/min. Integrated system incorporates a stand-alone case erector and automatic tier sheet placer.
Controls Product Brief

Films for teas, coffee

Wolff Walsrode (Walsrode, Germany) provides multilayer films for packaging coffee, tea or instant products. For vacuum packing of ground coffee, Walopeel L products have an easy-peel sealing layer with a constant seal strength through a broad range of temperatures.
Graphic Packaging?s new 10-station press (above) operates at speeds exceeding 1,000?/min. At a laminating station near the end o
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New press focuses on flexibility

Converter Graphic Packaging's Franklin, OH, plant is the first in the U.S. to use a new press that can print flexible packaging by gravure and flexography, and dry-bond laminate and apply cold-seal or hot melt wax-coat in-line. Kroger's coffee bags represent the first commercial application.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

American Packaging Corp. (Rochester, NY) has entered into a partnership with Quality Packaging (Chalfont, PA) to provide the retail and gourmet coffee market with its film packaging and engineering service.
Downgauged film for coffee packs (right) helps Virtues of Coffee save energy costs during vf/f/s (below). The film?s added punc
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Coffee packer finds Virtues in thin film

By downgauging the film by half for foodservice coffee packs, Virtues of Coffee reduces material, energy consumption and labor costs. Structure improves machinability and even puncture-resistance, while maintaining shelf life.

Coffee marketer launches shapely can

Shaped cans have attracted plenty of attention lately, particularly the cans tested by Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. in Europe (see PW, April '96, p.


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