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Top photo shows the labeling station that applies labels to the square PET bottles. A spring-mounted overhead conveyor (above) h
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Square minis shake up a bottling line

When UDV began bottling two new brands of schnapps in its Toronto plant, the square bottle called for new labeling technology.
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Kirin markets both 500-mL and 1?-L bottles of teas, milk teas and milk coffees, but Nihon Canpack fills only the 500-mL bottles
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Temporary plugs aid aseptic filling

Aseptic filling of PET containers in Japan includes the unusual step of temporarily plugging bottles so that H2O2 sprayed inside will more effectively sterilize bottle interiors.
Its rectangular shape sets Lassonde's bottle apart from the competition.
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Lassonde innovates with Italian aseptic filler

Squared off in shape like its 2-L predecessor, Lassonde’s 420-mL PET bottle is aseptically filled at 400/min. It’s sold in a three-pack format that’s new to North America.
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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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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.
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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
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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
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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.

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