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International agreements

Pro Mach, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) has acquired Belcor Industries Inc. (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada).—Honeywell Engineered Applications & Solutions (Freeport, IL) has acquired the assets of Kohap Engineering Plastics Ltd.
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Feature Article

Food packs sparkle in DuPont Awards

From an Ocean Spray package that won the Diamond Award to a vacuum-insulated container for foods and other temperature-sensitive products, this year’s DuPont Award winners are an eclectic and innovative bunch.
Materials Product Brief

Palace Packaging Machines: Container unscrambler

The Modular Unscrambling System from Palace Packaging Machinery (Downingtown, PA) offers a system of components for container unscrambling. Choose from 6 hopper/elevator sizes, 6 presorters and 2 orienting assemblies.
Freshly blown bottles are collated by this row-former and then swept to the left onto a matte-top conveyor. Bottles are held on
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Self-manufacture of bottles brings savings

In-house blow molding of 500-mL PET bottles is expanding in a big way at Aberfoyle Springs. Two blow-molding machines are in, and a third is on the way.
While Kellogg's Snack'Ums are aimed at kids age 8 to 12 (above), Dannon's new drinkable yogurt (left) is for the 3- to 8-year-ol
Feature Article

Packaging for kids at Kellogg and Dannon

When these two food processing powerhouses used existing brands as launch pads for kid-oriented new products, they were highly selective about their choice of containers.
The electronic tablet counter (above) is a twin-style system that funnels tablets down two parallel paths and into containers. A
Feature Article

Vitamin maker counts on electronic filler

Steady sales growth at Jamieson Laboratories made it obvious that a new vitamin packaging line was needed. Electronic tablet counting brings big benefits.
Ten 50-mL rum bottles are packed in an open-ended, neck-through paperboard carton to secure the bottles during case packing and
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Case packer provides Bacardi with rum on the run

A new case packer helps Bacardi Bottling package 10-count cartons of 50-mL rum miniatures into corrugated shippers.
Controls Product Brief

Zepf, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Shrink bundler

Designed for the pharmaceutical industry, Zepf Technologies’ (Clearwater, FL) FA-27-DL shrink bundler wraps 300 bottles/min—full or empty, with double outserts—without disorienting the containers.
In the station shown above, thermally conditioned injection-molded preforms are being handed off to the portion of the bottle-ma
Feature Article

Guzzlers bring new gear to Twin Mountain

When fruit-flavored Guzzlers proved popular, this bottled water marketer moved quickly to install both new bottle-making equipment as well as a new packaging line.
A worker at right adds bottles to a floor-level hopper that feeds them into the new bottle unscrambler at the Naturally Vitamins
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Vitamin packer wins new production in Las Vegas

Naturally Vitamins' president didn't go to Las Vegas to gamble, but a visit to Pack Expo there in '97 led to purchases that doubled packaging output and productivity.


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