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On the reheat stretch/blow-molding machine on which PSM?s cryogenically cooled bottles are blown, mandrel-mounted preforms are c
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Cryogenic cooling of heat-set PET awaits patents

The technology's not commercial yet, and it certainly has its skeptics. Test results show that thermal and barrier properties are enhanced significantly by blowing PET into heated molds and cooling with LN2 delivered by a unique new system.
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A prewrapped lamp base is lowered into the lower base layer of Enviromold within a carton
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'Green' lights for Cambridge

This lighting and accessory manufacturer switched from paper-based void fill to a biodegradable mold-in-place system that sheds light on productivity and environmental issues.
Inside the blow/fill/seal machine, a plastic extrusion is surrounded by the mold (1), conformed to the mold with vacuum, and fil
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A new Dey for aseptic blow/fill/seal

A trio of latest-generation blow/fill/seal machines for aseptic respiratory care products are the first in the U.S. Dey Laboratories receives one-third higher production, better sterility and labor-saving CIP/SIP.
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Alcohol content

A new California labeling law for alcoholic beverages requires all beverages containing more than 5.7% alcohol by volume to declare that content on the label.
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Deep skirt delivers strong shelf impact

When El Paso Chile Co. of El Paso, TX, started shipping its dips and salsa, it used a conventional continuous-thread closure on its glass jar. Its chief appeal was a deep skirt that allowed room for plenty of graphics.
Even companies as large as Pillsbury recognize the payback from quick response to consumers? changing tastes. Product developmen
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We want it 'faster, faster, faster'

Packaging professionals are becoming scarcer at Pillsbury. Now the company is sourcing its packaging through teams, and it relies far more on suppliers for packaging R&D. Still, it seeks to cut time from the process.
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Glutamate labeling?

FDA's proposal to require new labeling declarations about the free glutamate content of foods is "scientifically unwarranted," the American Frozen Foods Institute told the agency.
Semi-automatic capping (above) helps Nakano Foods keep capital costs down as it gauges demand for new products like its Mitsukan
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Flexible filling for salad dressings

Japanese food company Nakano Foods tests U.S. demand for its salad dressings with a flexible moderate-volume filling line.
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Adhesive applicator

The Scotch ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator from 3M Industrial Tape and Specialties Div. (St. Paul, MN) is easier to load and holds up to 60 yds more tape than its predecessor, the 752.
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On-product outsert

Topflight (York, PA) has introduced sealed, multiple-fold, multiple-perforation adhesive information booklets called Infoserts. They're designed to adhere directly on the surface of cosmetics, food, beverage, or over-the-counter medication containers.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Rennco, Inc. (Homer, MI): John F. Fisher, COO.
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Packaging web sites

Remember, type http:// in front of each address. AlliedSignal www.asresin.com Alvey Systems www.alvey.com Bar Code Systems www.bcs1.com GEI Intl. www.gei-int.com Multisorb Technologies www.multisorb.com Shell Chemical www.shellchemical.com
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Heat seal technology

Perfecseal (Philadelphia, PA) has introduced PerfecFlex(TM) CPT (Clean-Peel Transfer) heat sealant. This new polymeric material can be laminated to or extrusion-coated onto a variety of films.
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Oral-B, Nickelodeon brush up on oral care graphics

Last month, Belmont, CA-based Oral-B Laboratories introduced a line of collectible tooth brushes and pastes branded with children's cable television network Nickelodeon(TM) and its hit show, "Rugrats." Designed by Kornick Lindsay (Chicago, IL), the colorful packaging/product is part of "a strategic partnership between Oral-B and Nickelodeon in which the packaging helps fight the battle to get kids to brush and make it a better experience," says Sheree Lucas, Oral-B product manager.
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Minute Maid offers Hi-C drinks in shaped, marsupial pouches

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, GA, is packaging drinks in bottle-contoured pouches. We suggested they might do this (see Packaging World, September '95, p.
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Intermediate bulk container

Consisting of a metal frame and pallet with sides that are food-grade molded virgin PP, the Pallecon 330 from TNT Container Logistics (Franklin Park, IL) can hold the equivalent of six 55-gal drums.
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Reforming FDA

Congress has picked up the pace on FDA reform, with legislation moving in both the House and Senate. Strongly backed by food manufacturers is language in the Senate bill providing that health claims on food labels would be presumed to be authorized if the claim is based on, and consistent with, findings of a federal health agency or of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Pouch brings fruit smoothies to the supermarket

Houston-based Tropeak® is banking on a stand-up pouch with zipper reclosure to make Smoothy fruit drinks an everyday beverage in homes across America.

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