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While these former PP bottles (above) earned recognition from NACD last year, they didn1t provide the clarity that the new PET v
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Bottle drinks from the stream of technology

American Beverage Marketers warm-fills its Finest Call cocktail mixes into new PET bottles, then injects liquid nitrogen. The LN2 prevents bottle paneling and helps to extend shelf life. The PET bottle replaces PP, providing greater clarity and appeal for the product's introduction to the retail market.
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Plano, TX-based Frito-Lay Co. will be among the first to shift to suggested FDA refrigeration statements on the labels of its To
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Refrigeration language guidance steams food companies

Many food packagers resist FDA guidance on more explicit labeling language for refrigerated foods.
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Matrix finds 'suede' takes special handling (sidebar)

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Materials Product Brief

Condiment package

Kranson Industries (St. Louis, MO) has developed a new package especially for mustard and condiment packaging. The 9-oz PET container is recyclable, squeezable and shatterproof.

Del Monte adds zest to salsa containers

San Francisco-based Del Monte Foods is taking an innovative tack to woo salsa consumers away from more established brands. The company is reportedly the first to use a three-panel, promotional fold-out label from Sonoco Engraph Label Group (Atlanta, GA).
Potato chips are vibrated into a central distribution cone (left). Chips are dispersed among 16 scale hoppers around this cone b
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El Jawhara bags snacks in burgeoning Egyptian market

Bagging equipment helps El Jawhara develop a strong presence in Egypt's rapidly growing snack food market. The equipment is expected to provide a three- to four-year payback by economically producing high volumes of bagged snacks.
A galvanized steel cage permits Pepper Source personnel to see through to the inner HDPE liner to gauge product level
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IBC serves up savings for sauce maker

Pepper Source reduces its packaging and distribution costs with a reusable bulk container that saves in both shipping and receiving, says maker of sauces, marinades and glazes.

Reclosable label puts Andy Capp's into party size

Whether the motivation was to sell through club stores or just to offer a larger pack, GoodMark Foods, Raleigh, NC, has begun to use reclosable labels in a big way.

Oscar Mayer rolls out lunch pack for adults

Since 1988, says Oscar Mayer, more than one billion prepackaged Lunchables®-brand lunch combinations have been consumed. Based on that product's success with kids, the Madison, WI, Kraft Foods division introduced in November Lunchables Deli-Carryouts(TM) sandwich combinations for adults.
Materials Product Brief

Films for form/fill/seal

Cryovac® FS 7000 Series is a new family of high-performance, multi-layer coextruded barrier films from Cryovac North America (Duncan, SC) designed for vertical form/ fill/seal applications where extended shelf life is necessary.


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