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Metallized OPP extends shelf life for exports

For Ritz® Bits® and Ritz Bits Sandwiches, Nabisco Biscuit recently upgraded its film structures for products shipped long distances. "We needed to create packaging structures especially designed for distribution to foreign markets," explains Kevin Migliacci, senior packaging engineer for the East Hanover, NJ-based firm.
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Sealing jaws heat-seal the two side edges from the bottom up through the ultrasonically-sealed top zipper area before a cut-off
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Heinz Pet Products stands up to the competition

Five new hf/f/s machines allow Heinz to switch from pillow packs to stand-up, resealable zipper pouches for its Pup-Peroni and Jerky Treats dog snacks.
Thanks to a coextruded peelable sealant film laminated to the base substrate of medical device packages that undergo EtO sterili
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Technical achievements shine among FPA winners

A foil-based barrier bag for industrial applications, a multilayer structure for hermetic sealing of silicone gasket strips, and a coextruded sealant film all snare FPA awards.
The redesigned bags of chopped and shelled walnuts (left) provide a stronger brand identity than did their predecessor (above).
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Mariani's sales go nuts following graphic redesign

Richer, more vibrant colors, traditional logo and product viewing window trigger strong sales gains for Mariani, a California nut grower and processor.
Loose-fill dispersion at Borders (above) is activated by a footpedal. A central conveyor moves cartons into position to be fille
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Saving more than just peanuts

Bookstore chain Borders Group moves to a customized loose-fill system for distribution of its products to stores nationwide. Yearly savings are in excess of one million dollars.
Plastic bags containing foam dunnage neatly protect GT?s software shipments while also reducing the need for five hours of daily
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Foam dunnage computes for GT's software

Minnesota is no stranger to snow. But at GT Interactive's Plymouth plant, located in suburban Minneapolis, a far different kind of blizzard was hampering operations.
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Paper pulp molders share successes, shortcomings

New molded pulp producers group meets to assess status and learn new technologies. Packagers report on applications, identify areas that need help.
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Orville Redenbacher, Frito-Lay debut zippered, resealable packs

Orville Redenbacher has entered the ready-to-eat market segment with two flavors of Orville's Gourmet® Popcorn Clusters that stand tall in a stand-up reclosable zipper pouch.
A Sysco warehouse worker stacks cases to complete a customer?s order before it?s shipped
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What's SAFE from OSHA?

Business community pushes latest legislation to crimp enforcement and rulemaking authority at reviled agency. Safety audits would guarantee two years of protection from penalties.
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Matte finish creates newsprint look

While glossy film is the norm for snack foods, a fish & chips snack bag from Burton's Biscuits in England features an alluring matte finish that stands out in the snack aisle.

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