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King case rules

Holding 24 7-oz bottles of Little Kings Cream Ale, the Little Kings King Case(TM) is among the early commercial applications of the Meta(TM) System from Mead Containerboard Div.
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Closures

Suitable for tablets or powders, Waddington IP Jaycare (Carlstadt, NJ) has introduced the HingeGard® closure. Injection-molded in LDPE, the closures are hinged snap-caps that provide tamper evidence with tear bands.
At the machine1s infeed, bottles are first handed off to the 16-valve fill-to-level filler (above). Platforms elevate each bott
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Monoblock propels Skyy into new markets

Filler/capper monoblock machine for miniature bottles of spirits enables Frank-Lin Distillers to permit customers like Skyy Spirits to enter the mini market on the West Coast.
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Engineers paid well to handle changes

Packaging engineers earn a good income and many received a healthy pay raise last year, according to Packaging World's exclusive salary survey. But many feel their effectiveness is limited by perpetual crisis management, downsizing and unrealistic schedul
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Upstate's cartons milk Holstein motif

"What's 'moo' and improved?" asks Upstate Farms Cooperative. Its new Holstein-cow graphics, of course. The Leroy, NY-based dairy coop is using colorful spotted graphics and a "Taste Upstate Freshness" tagline to market 49 SKUs of new and existing milk and cream offerings sold in the refrigerated case.
As a case nears the print-and-apply labeling system, it passes between two 3towers2 that form a 100-watt light 3curtain2. As
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Print-and-apply units compute for Bay Networks

Computer peripheral maker/distributor Bay Networks doubles throughput at its Sunnyvale, CA, distribution center with an automated print-and-apply labeling system and networked computer software systems.
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Techni-Cal achievement

For years Canadian pet food manufacturer Martin Pet Foods has relied on pinch-bottom bags for its 7- and 15-kg (15.4- and 33-lb) sizes of "super premium" pet food.
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Errant label copy forces recall

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) announced the recall of some Ball Park Fat Free Franks and Eckrich Fat Free Bologna products. Both contained a milk protein not listed on the label.
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Solvent-resistant closures

Rexam Closures (Evansville, IN) is now offering three solvent-resistant versions of its FG Series child-resistant closures. The two-piece closures incorporate a push-and-turn design and feature a chemical-resistant, polyester undercap with a PP overcap.
Three different feeders?a brush box for sticky gel capsules and two  channel feeders for compressed round and oval tablets?are u
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Blister packer feeds three different tablets for Amway

Amway's Nutrilite Div. blister-packs three dissimilar, tough-to-feed vitamin tablets on one blister card. New equipment provides substantial savings over contract packaging.
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Label-Aire: Pallet labeler

A dual-label, two-panel pallet labeler is now available from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA). It's capable of applying two adjacent corner labels (measuring up to 3" W x 5.8" L) on the trailing corner of a moving pallet using only one applicator.
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The whole world in its hands

Affecting 146 markets globally, the new redesign of Diet Coke offers more than meets the American eye.
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Rare cook-in pack for frozen raw fish

One of the showstoppers at this year's annual Food Marketing Institute show in Chicago was the booth of Carnival Brand-Seafood Co. The Overland Park, KS, firm displayed a wide variety of frozen fish packaged in convenient cook-in bags that let consumers microwave frozen fish and serve it in about five minutes.
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Bright future for PET?

At a July 3 shareholders' meeting of Schmalbach-Lubecha AG (Ratingen, Germany) in Dsseldorf, CEO Hanno C. Fiedler observed that the improved barrier properties of PET packaging will make PET ever more popular as the material for containers of mineral water and other sensitive food products such as fruit juices and baby food.
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Product literature

Mobil Chemical Films Div. (Pittsford, NY) has released a brochure on its clear, two-side-coated oriented polypropylene Bicor® LTSC film. The literature features a pull-out bar graph that demonstrates the film's ability to be sealed, while temperatures are held constant, from 65 to 200 fpm.
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Type too small?

The Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Assn. (NDMA) supports FDA's attempt to simplify OTC drug labels but called for greater flexibility in the proposed 6-point type size requirement.
Graphis Packaging 7 offers readers a concise view of  interesting, contemporary package designs
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Graphis Packaging 7 a resourceful package

Question: When Graphis Packaging 7 arrives, the newest volume in the Graphis series of books, should it be placed on the coffee table or on a shelf with other packaging reference books?
The entire soft drink industry is observing Southwest Coke1s  experience with returnable trays for 12-oz aluminum cans (left). T
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'Hidden' payoffs through waste savings

Major southwest Coke franchise discovers that shifting to returnable trays for cans not only reduces landfill waste, it also improves productivity and cuts costs.

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