Materials Product Brief

Peelable heat seal lidding

American Mirrex (New Castle, DE) has introduced a peelable heat seal coated lidding film for in-line f/f/s tray packaging applications which provides 360° visibility.
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This $5-million gravure press has 10 stations for a variety of printing requirements.

Converters add new presses

Packaging converters in the U.S. and beyond have recently added new capabilities that will broaden the services they offer. In most cases, flexible packaging converters have been adding new printing presses.
Controls Product Brief

Conveying systems brochure

An eight-page brochure from Fleetwood Systems (Countryside, IL) provides an overview of conveyor systems for package making and filling based on magnetic, mechanical, air, and vacuum technologies.
At Trenton brewery, freshly sealed cases of Miller beer pass under the       applicator nozzles (above). Pallet loads (top) are
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Palletizing system brews up savings for Miller

At Miller Brewing Company's Trenton, OH, plant, a switch from stretch wrap to a cohesive palletizing system has resulted in considerable reductions in material and labor costs while cutting waste as well.
Originally a stock flint bottle was used (above). Currently the cobalt blue bottle is available in four sizes (top), one of them
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Skyy gets it right

U.S. made (and proud of it) Skyy vodka comes in a striking blue bottle that's starting to make its mark in restaurants, bars, and liquor stores across the country.

Dry soup mix shows its colors and textures

Stand-up pouches have become a staple at Thomas J. Lipton, Englewood, NJ, with different brands of main course accompaniments being offered. Recently, the company introduced a new line: Kettle Creations soup mix in a stand-up pouch.


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