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Nabisco enters variety snack category in stand-up pouches

Nabisco Biscuit Co., East Hanover, NJ, is breaking into the variety snack category with Doyan-style stand-up pouches with reclosable plastic zippers.
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Materials Product Brief
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Labeling systems

"Datapply Solutions for Label Printing and Applying" is a six-page brochure from Avery Dennison, Soabar Sys-tems Div. (Philadelphia, PA), describing the Dat-apply 900 and D-700 series of Soabar® print/apply labeling systems.
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PVC bands salon combo pack

To introduce its Altima(TM) protective leave-in reconditioner during a two-month promotion last Spring, Joico combined a 125-mL (4.4-oz) offering of the new product with its existing 500-mL (16.9-oz) Triage(TM) moisture-balancing shampoo.
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8,600 canned hams recalled

Small glass shards found in two hams, one in Iowa, one in Wisconsin, prompted F.D.L. Foods, Inc., Dubuque, IA, to voluntarily recall 8길 3-lb canned hams.
Improvements in materials and machines helped Kraft Canada reduce leakers on zippered cheese packs
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Team effort builds a better zipper

Continuous Improvement Teams at Kraft Canada wouldn't rest until the leaker rate on the firm's zippered reclosable cheese packs was firmly under control.
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Tom's finds that 'less, low and no' describe new snacks

What may be the first complete line of salty snack foods in low- and no-fat versions is now debuting from Tom's Foods. Known as a regional manufacturer, Tom's is now taking the lead in package design.
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Compact bundler

Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) has introduced the 1627CSS compact bundler for food and pharmaceutical applications. The self-contained, hydraulically operated unit can sleeve wrap trayed or individual products.
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Stroh launches special carton, grip bottle

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of World War II and salute its veterans, Detroit-based Stroh Brewery will market its Schlitz beer from May to October in two cartons with nostalgic designs.
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Supplier news: New companies

James River Corp. (Richmond, VA) announced plans to form a spin-off of its Communications Paper Business, which includes specialty packaging and converting papers and is expected to have sales over $1 billion this year.
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Shrink bundler

The System 2000 Flight Bar shrink bundler from EDL Packaging Engineers (Green Bay, WI) packs 50 trayless six-pack cans/min using twin lanes and 24 trayless 12-pack cans/min on a single lane.
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Cryovac to spend $300 million to boost output

In the next three years, Cryovac will spend $200 million expanding its North American flexible packaging plants, and another $100 million at overseas facilities.
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Case erector/bottom taper

The Model 2-EZ case erector/bottom taper from Combi America (Canton, OH) accommodates cases from 9" x 5" x 5" to 19" x 15" x 16". Employs a pusher bar case feed system, walk-in magazine, self-cleaning vacuum system and PLC controls.
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Case sealers

The BEL line of semi- and fully-automatic case sealers from Belcor Industries (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) uses patented Snap-folder technology for operator safety.
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Arcadia takes major step in production (sidebar)

Lapping it up
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Servo-driven cartoner

Formula IMC/S multi-packing cartoner from Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) is the first intermittent-motion, multi-axis cartoner to have independent servo drives performing all major functions, says the manufacturer.
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Mini case erector/sealer

Marq Packaging's (Yakima, WA) Model 2000 mini case erec-tor/sealer is now available with handwheel adjustability and a new hopper option for added versatility.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Roberts Systems, Inc. (Charlotte, NC): William C. Brown, mgr. sales and mktg. for the Cartoner Group.
Flat blanks fed from a magazine are pressed around a forming mandrel to produce the desired oval shape
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Obie's oval

This cookie mix marketer needed a paperboard container with a small footprint yet all the shelf impact of a round canister. An unusual oval was the answer.

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