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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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PET spreads to mayonnaise

Manufacturers looking to stand out from the competition introduce mayonnaise in 32-oz PET bottles. They cite reduced breakage and lower freight costs as plastic's advantages, while cost and shelf life are competitive with glass.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Outsourcing Services Group (Port Jervis, NY) announced it has formed a strategic alliance with A-D Pack Norden (Lancaster, CA) in which OSG acquires A-D Pack's contract packaging assets.
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Jalapenos 'wheel' to market in new jar

New barrier plastic jug offers convenience, safety and disposal improvements.
Bag-in-box packages of Mont Blanc syrups are designed to sit on coffeehouse and ice cream parlor counters for simplified use by
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Bag-in-box success is sweet

Chocolate syrup manufacturer Mont Blanc Chocolatier adapts bag-in-box technology for use in coffeehouses and restaurants. Extended shelf life and shelf stability are said to be industry firsts.
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Future shock

Leading packagers chart a course into the 21st century of packaging technology.
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Blue-sky packaging ideas
Trebla?s 2-L stand-up pouches are filled through their pour spouts at rates of 16/min, which is the total output of four filling
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Trebla 'develops' pouch for U.S., foreign markets

U.S. maker of photoprocessing liquids moves to a stand-up, handled pouch pre-made in Switzerland. With its thicker LLDPE/adhesive/nylon structure, the film allows the pour-spouted pouch to better withstand shipping rigors than a previous version.
Product is automatically fed into canisters by a PLC-controlled four-bucket filler (above). Product reaches the four individual
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Keebler becomes a canister convert

When consumers showed how much they liked resealable composite canisters for Animal Crackers, Keebler responded by launching other products in that package format.
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Packaging power prominent at HBA Global Expo '98

The power of packaging in marketing cosmetics and personal care products will be a major theme at this year's HBA Global Expo '98, June 8 to 10 at New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center.

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