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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.
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Domino sweetens sugar packaging

Sugar is the latest product to turn to a handled high-density polyethylene container.
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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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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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.
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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Chocolate sauce first in microwavable aseptic pack

Valrhona, a French gourmet chocolate maker, is among the first to launch product in the Tetra Wedge™ Aseptic microwavable 200 S aseptic pouch from Tetra Pak.
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Functional jar holds the mayo

Kraft Foods, Glenview, IL, recently introduced a new PET package for its retail branded mayonnaise.
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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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The machine factor in flexible packaging

What flexible package designers should know about packaging machinery.
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HiBar Systems Limited: Rx metering pumps

The new Hibar ‘P’ Series Sealless Precision Metering Pumps are specifically designed for the pharmaceutical industry. Pumps feature close-fitting, seal-less ceramic pistons and cylinders engineered for CIP and aseptic applications.
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Procomac Industries: CIP filler

Fillstar CX is a versatile filling system from Procomac designed to treat different kinds of products and bottles with the highest level of safety and product quality.
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Combination product packaging

The healthcare industry is headed to drug combination products containing two or more regulated components that are physically, chemically, or otherwise combined as a single entity.
Instead of costly sleeves, Sacmi's new Opera series shrink labelers use powerful software and servo control from automation part
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Cut heat shrink label costs by up to 80%

New high speed, high quality shrink labeling machinery uses roll-fed material in place of sleeves that cost 3-5X more.
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A fresh take on aerosols

The benefits of aerosol containers—or pressure packaging—starts with dispelling misconceptions.
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Kwik Trip's cap conversion

Convenience store chain Kwik Trip, Inc., processes and packages all its Nature’s Touch-brand milks, juices, juice drinks, and bottled waters at its dairy facility in LaCrosse, WI.

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