Contract packager profile

Northstar’s new lip balm line relies on pucks to keep the slender containers upright during the filling and capping process.
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Automation and in-house digital printing drive this contract manufacturer

First came an automated line for lip balm, which was followed by last year’s installation of a liquid line for lotion and sanitizers. Growth—and Kisstixx—came as a result.
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Packaging lines are maintained in 16 separate rooms or “suites” to control positive air pressure and insures there is no cross-contamination between powdered products.
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Quality is top priority in contract packaging growth strategy

GSC Packaging, specializing in stick-packs and flexible single-serve packaging for powdered products, maintains high growth through strict quality controls and standards.
Toad-Ally Snax specializes in the production of chocolate-coated pretzels and chocolate-drizzled caramel popcorn.
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Pretzel maker navigates new twists in packaging

Toad-Ally Snax installs pouch vf/f/s and case coder upgrades to accommodate growing product demand.
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Personal best: Doing well by doing good

Dave Shaffer, president and CEO of DePaul Industries, explains how to grow a vibrant CPG contract packaging business while also hiring and training people with developmental disabilities.
Hot-fill PET container holds 16 oz of barbecue sauce marketed by Old South Foods.
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16-oz hot-fill PET for BBQ sauce

Copacker Old South Foods’ first use of PET delivers glass-like appearance, reduced breakage, and improved filling.
Jamieson Symetix
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Vibratory size grader adds efficiencies for Jamieson Laboratories

Automates removal of broken tablets and fragments upstream of packaging for Canadian maker of vitamins, minerals, and supplements.
Able to accommodate a variety of product viscosities, the system forms, fills, and seals retail-ready, high-seal-integrity pouches in a range of sizes.
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Single-lane vf/f/s machine pounces on pouching challenges

New machine helps contract pouch packager enhance operating efficiencies and expand market opportunities.
By pretty much standardizing on thermal-transfer print-and-apply labelers, Carolina Beverage Group has been able to make a lot if its contract packaging customers happy.
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Copacker thrives with print-and-apply labelers

Carolina Beverage Group has plenty of expertise in canning energy drinks, teas, and juice-based beverages. Now it’s become something of an expert in print-and-apply labelers, too.
Shortly after HDPE bottles have been unscrambled and oriented on Doppel’s new liquids line, the bottles are inverted and cleaned with a burst of purified air.
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Contract pharma manufacturer invests in both liquid and tube filling

Versatility and higher speeds are the two key benefits enjoyed by this Italian contract manufacturer of pharmaceutical products since two new packaging lines were installed.
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AndersonBrecon addresses global healthcare packaging issues

Repositioned company adds flexibility to U.S. and European contract packaging operations to help meet evolving needs of manufacturers around the globe.

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