Bagging & form/fill/seal

An improved bag for Manzate Fungicide (top) increases  productivity by 25%. GardenTech Singles (above) were developed with custo
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Agricultural winners at FPA

Two innovative flexible packages merit an 'A' for Agricultural.
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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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Widemouth cups will expand beverage packaging options

We've been looking at the newest generation of Ensure® nutritional supplement packaging and thinking that thermoformed or injection-molded cups<>in some advanced stage of development<>could be beer and carbonated beverage containers (CSDs) in the future.
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Heinz Pet Products stands up to the competition (sidebar)

Heinz weighs benefits of scale systems
By holding a die-cut handle at the top and shaking the bag, users can dispense ice melting compound through a mesh bottom gusset
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Bags stretch advantages for packagers and end users

Among FPA's winning packages sold at retail are a flat-bottom flexible bag made on first-of-its-kind vf/f/s machinery, a club-store bag incorporating a transverse zipper for reclosability, and a patented shaker bag that handily dispenses ice melt.
The redesigned bags of chopped and shelled walnuts (left) provide a stronger brand identity than did their predecessor (above).
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Mariani's sales go nuts following graphic redesign

Richer, more vibrant colors, traditional logo and product viewing window trigger strong sales gains for Mariani, a California nut grower and processor.
Sealing jaws heat-seal the two side edges from the bottom up through the ultrasonically-sealed top zipper area before a cut-off
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Heinz Pet Products stands up to the competition

Five new hf/f/s machines allow Heinz to switch from pillow packs to stand-up, resealable zipper pouches for its Pup-Peroni and Jerky Treats dog snacks.
Machine Product Brief

Automated Packaging Systems: Master bag system

Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) has introduced the Stacked Masterpack System, which takes products individually packaged in Autobags and places them in larger bags in groups of 25, 50 or 75.
Supplier News

Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Southwest Endseals, Inc. (Houston, TX) is a new company that manufactures sealing jaws for vf/f/s packaging machines. It is located at 5730 Nunn St., Houston, TX 77087; phone: 713/649-4852, fax: 713/649-8684.
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DOJ kills Reynolds/Alcoa deal; will it chill Reynolds/Ball talks?

In late December the U.S. Department of Justice moved to prevent Reynolds Metals Co. (Richmond, VA) from selling its Muscle Shoals, AL, aluminum can stock rolling mill to Alcoa (Pittsburgh, PA).


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