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After caps are applied, jars pass through an induction sealer (left) that secures a foil liner to the 63-mm finish. The clos
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Seneca sets its sights on plastic

Seneca Foods was among the first to convert from glass to hot-fillable plastic jars for applesauce. Now it fills both glass and plastic containers on essentially the same line.
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Natrel?s St. Laurent, Quebec, plant?s sophisticated UHT processing/aseptic filling line includes three separate rinsing machines
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HDPE-bottled dairy beverages 'milk' 90-day shelf life

Canadian dairy products marketer Natrel is the first North American user of an ultra-high-temperature processing/aseptic filling line. The process permits Natrel to launch single-serve milks and shakes with a 90-day refrigerated shelf life.
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FDA 'tampers' with gel capsule labels

The Food & Drug Administration capped its regulatory efforts to make two-piece gelatin OTC capsules harder to tamper with by requiring manufacturers to seal capsules and to use at least one "tamper-evident" packaging feature.
Neways is one of the largest manufacturers of personal care and nutritional supplement products. Its new labelers operate at sp
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Labelers deliver quick changeover

Neways' p-s labeling equipment accommodates a wide variety of containers, speeds product changeover by 30% and reduces rejects ten-fold.
Packaging specs such as this one, including container drawings from vendors, are maintained and accessed electronically by those
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Software helps SmithKline gain compliance

New software helps SmithKline Beecham comply with FDA GMPs for creating and disseminating packaging specifications. Software permits validation of packaging spec dissemination process, virtually eliminating exposure to compliance violations. Part one of two.

New graphics please packager and its customer

"The consumer gets a better package and we benefit as well."That's how Beaverton Foods' chief executive officer Bill Small describes his firm's recent switch from screen-printed glass jars to jars deco-rated with full-body shrink-sleeve labels for 16 varieties of Inglehoffer brand condiments.
Consumers can easily tear off Silver Blue?s induction seal and throw it away. A foam liner inside the closure further protects t
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Silver cleaner polishes its look

Silver Blue's complete overhaul eliminates leakage and breakage while improving esthetics.
Materials Product Brief

Container Mfg.: Container Mfg.: Container Mfg.: Multi-layer cap liner

A new coextruded cap liner from Tri-Seal Intl. (Blauvelt, NY) is now being used on the angled pour spout of the plastic measuring and dispensing containers from Container Mfg.
Amodular mold insert system makes it possible to blow mold a variety of bottle sizes without paying high mold costs for each siz
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Honey shows off in clear PET

Burleson overcomes technical and cost hurdles to become one of the first honey marketers to use PET containers. Now in development is a PET jar for foodservice holding 5 lb of honey.
The first PEN bottle of Pulmotil AC to reach the marketplace was the 250-mL size, shown here with its extended text label. The l
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Lilly likes PEN for veterinary product

A new treatment for respiratory problems in pigs and chickens is administered in the field, where the breakability of glass packaging is a concern. A homopolymer PEN bottle provides a shatter-resistant answer and delivers all the shelf life needed.


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