Once the 5-gal jugs have been sanitized, they are automatically conveyed around a corner and into the filling chamber (left). Wi
Feature Article

Bottling water for millions

Tak Fat now supplies pure bottled drinking water to eight million consumers in China's Guangzhou area. The next target is the total Guangdong province of 69 million, and then on to the rest of the country. Integrated 5-gal line delivers 400 bph.
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Sold in 539 Migros supermarkets in Switzerland, Sports+Fit isotonic drink comes in a bottle made of a low-NDC-level PET copolyme
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PEN polymers lure beverage marketers

Superior thermal properties, chemical resistance, and high barrier to oxygen transmission have made PEN and other naphthalate-based materials irresistable for a hot-filled isotonic drink and for citrus juices.
While these former PP bottles (above) earned recognition from NACD last year, they didn1t provide the clarity that the new PET v
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Bottle drinks from the stream of technology

American Beverage Marketers warm-fills its Finest Call cocktail mixes into new PET bottles, then injects liquid nitrogen. The LN2 prevents bottle paneling and helps to extend shelf life. The PET bottle replaces PP, providing greater clarity and appeal for the product's introduction to the retail market.
The 40-valve gravity/vacuum filler selected by Jim Beam minimizes product foaming to permit filling speeds of 180 bottles/min. T
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New level of packaging technology reaches Jim Beam

Managers at Jim Beam's Clermont, KY, plant began with a filler/capper monoblock to build its modernized 1.75-L glass line for spirits. New techniques for inspection and conveying will enable line to handle future needs.
Controls Product Brief

Capper brochure

The Capamatic® chuck-style cappers are the focus of a brochure from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD). The brochure discusses single- and dual-head chuck-type cappers and rotary cappers.
3. Envirogluv technology used to decorate this Revlon container is energy efficient and uses inks that are free of heavy metals.
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Setting up shop

Merck, Revlon and Clorox developed unique packaging technology for their own use. Now those developments are generating revenue through licensing to other firms.

Ales boast custom bottle, gold-stamped labels

When Portland, OR-based BridgePort Brewing Co. added two new brands to its line of premium ales last month, it used the opportunity to introduce a custom glass bottle for all four ale varieties in the line.
A custom-engineered flat sealing head induction-seals recessed closures in jug-in-box containers
Machine Case Study

An unconventional seal

A custom-engineered induction sealer allows Jensen Foods to apply tamper-evident inner seals to 41/2-gal jug-in-box foodservice packs.
A pallet load of bottles conveys from right to left into the hoist area of the depalletizer (above).  This line produces 1.75-L
Feature Article

United Distillers bulks up on savings

United Distillers saves $400ꯠ in freight and corrugated costs by purchasing bottles in bulk rather than in reshippers, and by shipping outgoing product in a Bliss-style case rather than the reshipper. New depalletizer, case erectors, case taper and inspection systems boost efficiency on 1.75-L spirits line.
Two of Coors? bulk bins for crowns are shown in their role as hoppers atop the crown feeders. The built-in slide gates, current
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Reusable bin does double duty for Coors

Coors receives its bottle crowns in custom plastic bulk bins that double as hoppers on the packaging line thanks to a built-in slide gate.


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