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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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The 14-head scale system1s (top) accuracy helps Basic American Foods reduce product giveaway. While bags (inset) are marketed fo
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Foodservice bag displays retail points

Basic American Foods launches a first-of-its-kind bag for dehydrated potatoes sold to foodservice markets. Pointillistic graphics attract customers while the bag reduces secondary packaging.
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Orbis: Bulk knock-down alternative

The OptePak System(TM) from Orbis (Oconomowoc, WI) is designed to be an economical alternative to bulk knock-down containers. It comprises two "mirror image" pallets and sidewalls made of triple-wall Kraft or plastic corrugated.
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Weyerhaeuser: Produce packaging system

ClimaPack(TM) is a packaging system for shippers/growers to transport row crops or citrus foods. From Weyerhaeuser (Seattle, WA), the system comprises plastic bags, a corrugated box and a cooling and modified atmosphere process.
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Vector controls

Baldor's (Fort Smith, AR) newest family of encoderless vector controls, the 24M series, is said to provide economical multi-axis control of AC motors.
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Treated paper focuses on foodservice

Treated paperboard containers provide grease resistance and reduce material use and costs for pizza and breadsticks.
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Ultrasonic box welder

The Dukane (St. Charles, IL) ultrasonic corrugated plastic box welder provides a quick and economical way to assemble plastic totes, boxes and other corrugated plastic packaging.
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A different type of kitchen cleanser

Bushberry Deodorizing Liquid Soap for hands is available in scents like cucumber, lemon, vanilla and oatmeal, so it has a definite kitchen and garden tone.
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.
Preforms are transferred by their necks (above) in four lanes towards a heating oven
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Insourcing springs savings for AquaPenn

In an on-site container production partnership first, bottle maker Schmalbach-Lubeca leases a portion of AquaPenn's facility to reheat and blow PET preforms into bottles that AquaPenn fills at the same site.

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