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Chevron Chemical Co., U.S. Chemicals Div. (Houston, TX): J. R. Boots, business mgr.-HDPE.
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'Alternative' packs milk sales

In an effort to recapture market share lost to rival beverages, milk processors are turning to more contemporary containers-with strong sales results.
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Fruit snack comes in a 'nifty' cup

Introduced in late August at 7-Eleven stores across the country was Sunfresh® FruitJelite(TM), a fruit gelatin snack in a colorful textured cup and foil lid.
Joint Managing Directors Mal Smith (left) and Bill Walker save on engineering support costs by allowing the equipment supplier?s
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Modem bridges 8,000-mile gap

New Zealand's Grated Cheese Co. relies on its vendor's engineers for tech support of its new combination weigher-from 8ꯠ miles away.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Vibratory conveyor

Meyer Machine's (San Antonio, TX) Magne-Flex L(TM) vibratory conveyor is suitable for the horizontal movement of raw and finished pharmaceutical materials.
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Redressing a fragrance line

When Ft. Lauderdale, FL-based Parlux Fragrances, Inc. recently purchased the Alexandra de Markoff line from Revlon, management felt the line needed to appeal to younger women, both in the U.S.
Grimmway1s checkweigher and metal detectors (right) inspect up to 75 bags of carrots per minute. The plant produces bags from 1
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Running long and going strong

Metal detectors and checkweighers 'run and run and run' at Grimmway Farms' high-volume, washdown-environment carrot processing plant.
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Dispensing valves

EFD's (E. Providence, RI) Model 752V compact dispensing valves offer a fast cycle rate, adjustable fluid flow control, and drip-free shutoff to provide fast, repeatable dispensing of low- to medium-viscosity fluids.
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Labeling for pediatrics

FDA has proposed a rule requiring drug manufacturers to test the safety of some new prescription drugs and biologics for children, determine appropriate dosages and label the product accordingly.
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Stand-up pouch stands out on the shelf (sidebar)

Valve relies on capillary attraction
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Auger filler

AMS Filling Systems (Malvern, PA) has developed the Model SA-100 servo-driven auger filler. It fills powders, granulars, flakes, liquids, gels and pastes into flexible bags at speeds to 120 containers/min.
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Water, motor oil in stand-up pouches

In the U.S., stand-up pouches continue to gain acceptance in a variety of applications (see stories, p. 18 and 58). Yet with few exceptions, manufacturers and consumers haven't been very enthusiastic about these packages for liquids.
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Purchasing people lack pay, sourcing opportunities

Purchasing agents are compensated the lowest among all respondents to Packaging World's exclusive salary survey. They say opportunities are being missed for sourcing better materials and arranging strategic partnerships with suppliers.
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Top-Seal Corporation: Stock PP closures

A line of stock 24/410 and 28/410 PP closures is available from Top-Seal Corp. (Phoenix, AZ). A smooth-skirt/smooth-top version and a ribbed-skirt/matte-top configuration is possible with both closures.
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Country of origin

Diehards are still attempting to require front panel country-of-origin marking on packages of frozen fruits and vegetables. In the latest developments, Rep.
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Purchasing people lack pay, sourcing opportunities (sidebar)

Survey crosses department, industry lines
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Chase-Logeman Corporation: Fill/stopper/tray load system

Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) has introduced the Model FSTS2-12H automatic filling, stoppering and tray loading system. It uses a positive displacement servo-driven pump to fill glass or plastic bottles ranging from 2 mL to 100 mL at speeds to 120 bottles/min.
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Gaining a competitive edge

Home decor or a tequila bottle?

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