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Packagers predict future trends

Consolidation/globalization, the shift to flexibles and system speed/automation top a list of emerging trends cited by packagers, according to new PMMI research.
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Tiger thermoforms paper/plastic structure for cheese

Swiss company is believed first to use cellulose in a thermoform/fill/seal package for shelf-stable packs of cheese. The 20-g packs of cheese were introduced in the U.S. in June.
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Black Clawson Converting Machinery, Inc: Rod coater

Black Clawson's (Fulton, NY) Mayer rod coater allows quick changes and reliable coated web production. Works with pan-, roll- and tube-fed rod coating of plastic substrates.
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Tray packer shrinks changeover time

Tray packing/shrink wrapping line for canned vegetables provides 55-tray/min speeds along with fast, no-tool changeover for Furman Foods.
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Krones, Inc: Bulk outsert feeder/applicator

Krones' (Franklin, WI) Bulk Outsert Feeder/Applicator works in combination with Krones' rotary labelers to apply outserts used in pharmaceuticals, health and beauty, gardening and other applications.
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Rovema Packaging Machines L.P.: Zipper applicator

Rovema Packaging Machines' (Lawrenceville, GA) Model TD 2000 transverse zipper applicator is suitable for candy, snack foods, cereal and frozen foods.
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Egg carton labeling

As part of a new initiative to ensure the food safety of fresh eggs, the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed to require safe handling labels on egg cartons.
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Supplier news: International agreements

MG America (Fairfield, NJ) has been named exclusive agent for Anritsu (Pine Brook, NJ) capsule checkweighers in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada.
Sold to school foodservice programs in five states, these fresh apples in MAP pouches are a big hit with students
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Apple and tortilla packs break the foodservice routine

Fresh, sliced apples for school foodservice customers and tortillas for hotel and restaurant kitchens both come in packages that look like they were lifted from a retail setting.
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Streamlining handling headaches

Stainless-steel, reusable IBCs reduce drum handling/disposal problems for chemicals manufacturer Bush Boake Allen and a key customer.

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