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The introduction of a heat-sealing system (left) combined with in-bag pasteurization gives Quality Bakery?s newest product a six
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A bread-winning package

An unusual method of in-bag pasteurization extends bread shelf life to six months, offering this Canadian bakery expanded distribution opportunities. Unique stand-up bag attracts attention.
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Cat-shaped pouch turns heads overseas

A cat-shaped, stand-up pouch available in four collectible printed versions (three are shown) has helped Gilbertson & Page (GILPA) successfully launch a new dry cat food called Umami.
Frozen soup is stored in this walk-in freezer until a frozen food distributor picks it up for delivery to supermarkets
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Tabletop filler boosts soups

Since a tabletop filler was installed last December, restaurant Barnum & Bagel is enjoying solid growth in supermarket sales of its frozen soups in PP tubs and lids
An operator packs L-shaped inserts into a case (above) prior to shipping. Besides improving its cushioning (opposite right and
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Paperboard cushioning computes for LEK

Computer maker safeguards shipments with paperboard cushioning that nearly eliminates product damage and saves more than $20ꯠ/yr in breakage, labor and shipping costs.
Materials Product Brief

Bulk weigher/auger filler

AMS Filling Systems' (Malvern, PA) Model A-110-Lynx net weigher bulk-and-dribble auger filler fills powders and granular products as well as thin or viscous liquids, in weights from 1 oz to several hundred lb.
Controls Product Brief

Flag labeler

The Model 612 flag labeler from Ohio Electronics Machinery (Salem, OH) is a semi-automatic tabletop adhesive-side-up label applicator that applies "flagged" labels onto products such as power cords, hoses or other hardware items.
Materials Product Brief

Lantech Inc: Stretch-wrapping enhancement

The E-Z Film Clamp(TM) is Lantech's (Louisville, KY) enhancement for its Q-Series(TM) semi-automatic stretch-wrapping system. It eliminates the need for attaching film to the load manually.
Materials Product Brief

Mobile blister packager

The EZ Blister(TM) from UK-based Sepha Products (Irvine, CA) is a semi-automatic blister packer for pharmaceutical use. Separate stations form, seal and cut/perforate blisters.
An operator weighs a random sample pulled from the line. The weight is automatically recorded in the computer
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Packaging machines speak up (sidebar)

Network facilitates data acquisition
Although its square bottles have four panels, Nutrilite applies what it refers to as a five-panel label
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Servo control offers labeling latitude

To comply with FDA's labeling rules, Amway's Nutrilite Div. relies on a labeler with 12 independent servo-driven stations that permit fast changeover, high speed and improved copy-to-panel registration for square bottles of vitamins.


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