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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.
Materials Product Brief

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.
Materials Product Brief

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.
Controls Product Brief

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.
Materials Product Brief

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.

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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