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Chef Creations has taste for aseptic cartons

Chef Creations, a division of Orlando, FL-based Culinary Concepts, in August launched what’s reportedly the first aseptically packaged gourmet hollandaise sauce and crème brulée in the United States.
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Food container sales increase projected

According to Freedonia’s study Food Containers: Rigid & Flexible, food container demand in the United States is projected to increase nearly 3% annually to $18.7 billion in 2007.
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Supplement bottles re-energized

Last year, Twin Laboratories, Ronkonkoma, NY, took a product line of nutritional supplements and strengthened it with updated packaging. The change for the line of more than 100 products—only a small sampling is shown in the photo—is dramatic.
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ALCOA: ALCOA: Plastic closure for dairy products

Alcoa offers the Seal-MAX™ closure that can help prevent leakage in milk containers, yet is easy to open and offers improved tamper evidence. Seal design is ideal for single-serve packages where sealing requirements are more stringent.
Krones' new aseptic bottle capper is the first packaging machine to use the new ELAU SCL motor/drive technology to maximize effi
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Krones introduces first capper with integral servo motor/drives

At the recent BRAU Beviale show in Nürnberg, Germany, beverage processing powerhouse Krones displayed the world’s first packaging machine to employ new integral servo motor/drive technology from ELAU.
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Pleasant surprises from new liquid packaging servo

In initial applications of the first purpose-built liquid packaging servo motor/drive, packaging machine builder are discovering surprising new benefits.
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Golden Mummy winners

Kraft Macaroni and CheeseKraft Food and Cello FoilKraft Foods recently changed the packaging format for its 12 and 15-pack bundles by replacing a shrink film, to improve appearance and eliminate loading problems due to skewed bundles, with ExxonMobil Chemical’s Bicor® AB-X film.
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Tropicana's juiced about aseptic bottle filling line (sidebar)

Downstream efficiency
Bilingual packaging, such as Jel Sert's Royal dessert mixes, adds to the challenges for marketers and graphic designers.
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Bilingual packaging: ¿Qué pasa?

Companies from Kraft to Jel Sert attract the hot-as-a-jalapeño Hispanic marketplace with bilingual packaging. What advice do they offer?
WeserGold: Sterilizing/filling/transporting/discharging for aseptic PET juice bottling line
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WeserGold: Sterilizing/filling/transporting/discharging for aseptic PET juice bottling line

PET bottle exteriors are sterilized with vaporized hydrogen peroxide during a summer test run on a new aseptic bottling line at WeserGold’s plant in Rinteln, Germany.
Tropicana Europe: Air conveying/filling/accumulating/labeling/tray packing on aseptic filling lin
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Tropicana Europe: Air conveying/filling/accumulating/labeling/tray packing on aseptic filling lin

At Tropicana Europe’s new plant in Zeebrugge, Belgium, PET bottles are air-conveyed from depalletization to a new aseptic line from Procomac Industries.
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Smart Packaging 2004 announced

Smart Packaging 2004 is being launched alongside Labelexpo Americas 2004, taking place next year on the 14-15 of September at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago.
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Van Meurs: Sterile, aseptic bag-in-box filler

Van Meurs has developed a bag-in-box filling machine for both aseptic (high or low acid, ESL) and non-aseptic filling of various types of products, with or without particulates up to 1” in dia.
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Snack packs stand out

Convenience continues to drive packaging, as evidenced by two new snack packs spotted this month on store shelves.
Arnie Orloski, Jr., Packaging Hall of Fame, Class of 2003
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PEF elects 'Class of 2003' Packaging Hall of Famers

Members of the Packaging Education Forum (PEF) elected Arnie Orloski Jr. (shown), William E. Archibald, William R. Armstrong, and Richard G. Lee into the Packaging Hall of Fame, Class of 2003.
Peak Foods: Tamper-evident banding for bowls of nondairy whipped topping
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Peak Foods: Tamper-evident banding for bowls of nondairy whipped topping

Bowls are conveyed into full-surround flights that provide a 360 degree deck that perfectly centers each tamper-evident band. Bowls are secured in the flights all the way from the infeed of the trio of tamper-evident band applicators through the heat tunnel. Tamper band applicators were supplied by Axon Corp.
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On the road again

Covering the world of packaging necessitates traveling to plants and functions beyond the borders of the United States. During the last week of August, this editor enjoyed the opportunity to visit packaging facilities in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
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Packaging technology on display

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.

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