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Dale's Kitchen aseptic stocks in 2-gal BIB packs are set to debut in October. The one-way dispensing tap preserves the quality o
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BIB tap maintains sterility in use

A patented dispenser tap that keeps low-acid bag-in-box products aseptic after opening draws end-user interest, including Dale’s Kitchen for soup stocks.
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Procomac Industries: Aseptic filling blocs

Procomac introduces its fourth generation aseptic filling blocs, the Unibloc Spin. Features include extreme compactness and the elimination of most moving parts inside the area under the microbiological isolator.
Newly designed shaker-style PET cocktail-mix containers respond well to consumer demand for convenience.
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PET bottles shake up cocktail-mix market

Unique packaging hits bull’s-eye for Target stores’ liquor departments.
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Analyst expounds on food packaging trends

Esther Palevsky, an analyst for the Freedonia Group, listed the following as key food packaging trends:
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Optima Machinery Corp.: Aseptic filling

New from inova pharma systems, represented in the U.S. by Optima Machinery, is the VFVM 221 tabletop aseptic filling machine for small batches. Designed specifically for integration into an LF cabinet or isolator, the tabletop filling and stopper-inserting machine fills vials ranging in size from 2 to 100 mL without using change parts.
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Flexicon Corporation: Flexicon Corporation: Aseptic liquid filling system

Flexicon America offers its compact Model FP50 mid-range tabletop liquid filling system. Machine fits between high-speed automation and manual, operator-dependent filling systems.
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Convenience and portability power packages

Esther Palevsky, an analyst for the Freedonia Group, says packaging that makes foods convenient, portable, and easier or faster to prepare exemplify key packaging trends.
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Campbell to launch soups in aseptic cartons

Campbell Soup Company is 136 years old, but it continues to innovate, as evidenced by its launch of a line of restaurant-style, ready-to-serve soups in aseptic cartons that will be available nationwide by October.
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It's all gravy for new IAMS line

Cincinnati, OH-based Procter & Gamble has created a new pet food category with the introduction of IAMS HomeStyle Gravy for Dogs. Designed to be served with dry dog foods, the gravies add flavor and a moist texture.
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Package security--action replaces talk

Drug firms start RFID tagging, and anti-counterfeiting tactics expand as packagers get more aggressive to protect brands.
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance is promoting voluntary standards for case dimensions to make handling and shipping case-ready
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Case-ready meat is hitting its stride

As more meat packaging is centralized, processors are finding ways to keep meat fresh longer. But how best accomplish that?
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Simplicity Brightens Vision's Future

Vision processing is a difficult task requiring many calculations that must be done in real time or close to it. But in the past few years, microprocessors and digital signal processors reached performance levels that make it possible to process complex algorithms in the available time.
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Sleeve-labeled milk bottle makes a 'Happy Meal' for McDonald's

McDonald’s doubled its milk sales with last summer’s rollout of 8-oz milks in HDPE bottles. The switch from gable-top cartons prompted significant changes at participating dairies.
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Domino sweetens sugar packaging

Sugar is the latest product to turn to a handled high-density polyethylene container.
New packaging methods drive the need for contract packaging. Candy in blister packs represents a new format for candy packagers
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6 Tactics That Make Contract Packaging Work

The right answers to key questions reduce the risk of surprises when contract packaging appears to be the right option
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Vendange varietals select Prisma Aseptic

Just months after Canandaigua Wine introduced its Almaden Sangria in a Prisma® Aseptic carton from Tetra Pak, the company has introduced four varieties of its Vendange wines in the same 500-mL carton with an innovative resealable screw cap.
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The machine factor in flexible packaging

What flexible package designers should know about packaging machinery.
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FPA winners sparkle

From 89 entries, here are the top winners in the 2005 awards competition sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Assn.

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