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Platen printer

Adolph Gottscho's (Union, NJ) platen printers for intermittent motion thermoforming, pouch and blister machines provide high quality imprints, scannable bar codes and graphics.
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Spout cap

The Hi Flo spout cap from Precision Packaging (Stockton, CA) has a larger inside opening than most similar closures, allowing better product flow.
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Films make foods easier to handle

For applications in foodservice, wholesale, or retail, winners in the 1994 FPA competition show how flexible packs can take on new food packaging tasks.
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Remote cap sealing system

Enercon's (Menomonee Falls, WI) Integral II remote cap sealing system gives operators system control independent of the main power supply. This allows placement of controls convenient to operators.
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Automation times six at Apotex

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HDPE film

HICOR(TM) OHD is a one-side sealable oriented HDPE film from Mobil Chemical Films Div. (Pittsford, NY). It has good deadfold and directional tear characteristics and is suitable for use as an inner wrap in boxes of crackers, snacks and cereals.
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Smart package holds compliance solution

Incorporating an alarm clock into a prescription drug bottle seems like an idea whose time should have come long ago. It came last year, in the form of the MEMS® SmartCap(TM) from Aprex Corp., a Fremont, CA, company specializing in improved patient compliance.
At left, an operator makes an adjustment at the control panel of Coca-Cola France?s new ?twin-stack? cartoner. A promotional
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Coca-Cola France meets international demand

New packaging system allows Coca-Cola Production, Socx, France, to "twin-stack" 33-cL cans into paperboard cartons to meet demands of consumers in France, Germany, Belgium, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Africa.
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F/f/s machine

Rennco's (Homer, MI) 501-36 f/f/s machine produces bags from 2" x 2" to 18" x 36", using various shrink films or PE. Uses a stepper film feed drive and motorized film feed cart.
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F/f/s is okay for MRE retort pouches

The handful of firms that supply retort pouches for the Department of Defense's MRE (Meals-Ready-to-Eat) program are now permitted to produce them on thermo-form/fill/seal equipment.
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Semi-automatic shrink bundler

Aline Systems (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced a shrink bundling system that can wrap round, rectangular and oblong shapes, with or without a tray.
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Round bottle

The Richey round bottle from Fenton, Weber & Jones (Tona-wanda, NY) is a 250-ml HDPE bottle designed for health and beauty applications. Fits various 24/ 410 dispensing closures and sprays and accepts most types of decoration.
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Quaker launches its logo

"This is the way we choose to compete in the value-priced segment." That's how Quaker Oats spokesman Ron Bottrell described the Chicago-based firm's decision to market ready-to-eat breakfast cereals in bags, rather than boxes, bearing the Quaker name and well known logo.
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Software systems 'pop' big savings for Weaver

Computer software helps Weaver Popcorn improve pallet patterns and downsize corrugated shippers. The result is savings of thousands in freight and material costs.
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Multi-panel booklet labels

Q-Seal(TM) multiple-panel booklet labels from Quality Assured Label (Minneapolis, MN) are p-s for applications that require added text to remain within the package.
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Of holograms and humans

Two toothpaste cartons are in the news this month, one for its hologram and the other for its humans. The hologram is on SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare's new Aquafresh Whitening® tooth- paste.
Thanks to the rugged F-style gallon can, Coleman?s case
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Coleman saves with performance packaging

In shifting to performance-oriented corrugated packaging for hazardous materials, Coleman found it could save $63ꯠ by reducing specifications on containers of camping fuel.
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Less is more for moisturizer package

Paducah, KY-based Charles Kari took a minimalist approach for its line of over thirty skin-care products, sold in tanning salons nationwide. Simple graphics, provided by Bill Henderson & Associates (Nashville, TN), are gravure-printed in four colors plus gold-foil stamping onto pressure-sensitive polyethylene film, from an undisclosed supplier.

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