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SPIRITED SWEETS. Crown Nuggets were invented in Mexico in 1946 by Antonio Aguas Bessera, when he combined his grandmothers candy
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O2 scavenger breathes new life into candy packaging

Mexican candy maker Crown Companies expands its distribution reach after identifying an oxygen scavenger that keeps its caramel candies fresh for up to nine months.
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PMA Fresh Summit honors innovative packaging

Six companies feted for efforts to raise the bar in sustainable packaging. One of them Del Monte, has a formalized list of sustainability objectives.
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Gum stretches its appeal as a provider of benefits

Kraft Foods and Wrigley are taking the lead as gum extends its reach as a delivery system for vitamin C and a source of dessert-like flavors for the diet-conscious.
FLAVOR-PACKED. Several different flavors of the coconut patties are cartoned using the new automated system.
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Candy maker sweetens cartoning efficiencies

Installation of automatic carton erecting and closing equipment improves production rates and cuts costs.
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One powerful show indeed

Pack Expo International 2010, the largest packaging and processing event in the world this year, comes to Chicago’s McCormick Place October 31- November 3.
DIGITAL WORKFLOW. The workflow behind these digitally printed cartons is integrated with Microsoft's order entry, manufacturing,
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Digital printing--a difference maker in launch of Windows 7

Less waste, accelerated speed to market, and anticounterfeiting advantages are some of the benefits gained through on-demand digital printing of folding cartons.
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Snacking trends signal packaging opportunities?

Food channel releases Top 10 Snack Trend Report
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'Big mouth' plastic containers are shrinking

Those jars that are popular in club stores for bulk products are seeing reduced diameters and improved geometry to cut costs while also retaining stacking strength.
DELICATE TOUCH. Two robots replace eight operators placing sausages into thermoforms with a gentle touch.
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Robotics rallies in 2010; packagers automate for profit

After the past couple years’ serious sales slump, the industrial robotics industry is beginning to rebound, with food and consumer goods applications showing strong gains. Recent packaging installations testify to the value of automation.
FOLDING CARTONS. Small-character ink-jet printers deliver high-quality coding on folding cartons of Jelly Belly products.
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Software links printers company-wide

Jelly Belly Candy Company has increased factory automation and reduced the costs of pre-printed packaging through good use of package-coding software.

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