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The brush box feeder (far left), shown lifted off the web, uses a series of brushes to distribute tablets into cavities. Interna
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Tf/f/s machine big on performance, not price

Contract packager finds Argentine-built thermoform/fill/seal blister packaging equipment provides fast and flexible changeover capabilities at an economical price.
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Downstream functions at Ryt-way1s  Lakeville, MN, pet food packing plant include robotic case packing (top), case erecting (cent
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Ryt-way opens to reclosable pouches for pet foods (sidebar)

Downstream of its pouch-filling equipment, Ryt-way has also added new robotic case packing and case erecting equipment to automate what was once a labor-intensive process.

Shrink band decorates Christmas tree package

Italian chocolate manufacturer Perugina has exported chocolate-covered cherries to the U.S. at Christmas time for several years now. But this year for the first time the Christmas tree-shaped package that holds the foil-wrapped delicacies comes with an added component: a polyvinyl chloride band.

Whisky bottle gets dressed up

Hiram Walker is stretching the full-body shrink-sleeve boundaries with a promotional sleeve label for its Canadian Club whisky. The Greenwich, CT-based company's 750-mL glass bottles adorned in golf ball garb were released last June in Ontario, Canada, to commemorate Father's Day.
Black-suited bodyguards (left) are a highly visible component in Karlsberg?s efforts to promote its 12;2-L plastic bottle. Poin
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Brewers pouring into plastic

Brewers around the world have been on the fence about plastic bottles. Suddenly they're commercializing a variety of plastic barrier structures.

Snappy new labels update Snapple bottles

For its 32-oz bottles of Snapple sold in convenience stores, Triarc Beverage needed a tough label with better water resistance than the paper or paper/film laminations it was using.
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Home meal replacements stay hot (sidebar)

Home-delivered HMRs
The first PEN bottle of Pulmotil AC to reach the marketplace was the 250-mL size, shown here with its extended text label. The l
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Lilly likes PEN for veterinary product

A new treatment for respiratory problems in pigs and chickens is administered in the field, where the breakability of glass packaging is a concern. A homopolymer PEN bottle provides a shatter-resistant answer and delivers all the shelf life needed.
Controls Product Brief

Pharmaceutical labeler

Labeling equipment by Newman (Belle Mead, NJ) provides pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packagers with complete installation qualification and operational qualification documentation to meet fast-to-market production objectives.
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Innovations in plastics help foods flourish

Pinched-grip PET, an innovative pastry bag, a take-out bag for chicken, foamed CPET, and barrier beer bottles and food containers all win DuPont awards.


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