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Bagging output soars at Crunch Pak (sidebar)

Bagged apple slices reach for the gold
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IOPP 2002 AmeriStar Awards (Continued 4)

Bellows Nasal WashBest of Category: Pharmaceutical/Drug The bellows feature molded in the side of the package makes it much easier to use this nasal wash product than other similar products.
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Flexible packaging reigns (sidebar)

Additional winners
LDPE on the front panel makes attractive graphics possible, while the mesh on the back provides breathability that's crucial.
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Green beans get vf/f/s treatment

Pennsylvania produce marketer teams up with key suppliers to develop a customized vf/f/s solution for a complex film that incorporates an unusual mesh component.
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Additional winners

Following are DuPont award winners previously covered in Packaging World articles. To read the complete stories, go to www.packworld.com/go/w031.
The large U.K. supermarket chain Sainsbury's has been using these compostable, biodegradable trays for organic produce for the p
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U.S., U.K. progress in biodegradables

Biodegradable packaging is back in the news as Sainsbury’s in England unveils produce packs. Wal-Mart, meanwhile, launches bowls and plates in the United States.
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Reclosure features dominate

Four FPA winners in the Packaging Excellence category are zippered pouches. A produce pack, a coffee carafe, and a shrink-sleeve label round out the category.
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Technical innovation on display

New oxygen-absorbing technology and a unique insulating liner for produce are two FPA winners admired for their technical innovation.
The upstream unit of the two-labeler setup is applying the label (above) to the top of the multipack of canned fruit or vegetabl
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Instant changeover with Del Monte's labeling duo

A pair of interconnected applicators yields automatic label roll changes using labels printed offline just-in-time. See in-plant video
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Corrugated protects fruit shipments

Three tree fruit producers participated in a recent field test that revealed that new corrugated “common footprint containers” provided the best protection for fragile fruit like peaches and nectarines, with less bruising during transit.

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