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Technical Innovation shines

Food packaging was well represented among the winners in the Technical Innovation category of this year’s FPA awards competition.
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FPA honors innovation

Hershey’s pudding packs and technology for self-venting trayed entrees, first commercialized by Smithfield Packing, earn Highest Achievement honors from The Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2003 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition.
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Bericap : Plastic closure

Bericap (Metropolitaine, France) developed a new closure for the syrup bottler Slaur as it revamped its whole packaging line with new customized metal containers.
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Krones, Inc: Air conveyor for PET bottles

The stainless steel, low-noise, low-energy modular AirCo air conveyor moves PET bottles on an adjustable cushion of air provided by specialized radial blowers.
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Pennzoil's handle gives consumers a hand

In what’s believed to be the first quart bottle of motor oil with a handle that makes it easy to carry and pour the liquid, Pennzoil’s Synthetic motor oils are now in the marketplace.
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Debut for heat-set technology

Producing hot-fill PET bottles with the new Contiform H.
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Custom filling at Merck

Whitehouse Station, NJ-based Merck & Co.’s custom manufactured filling line for the award-winning Ocular[r] Plus vial used for ophthalmic products is located at MSD, Mirabel, France. The equipment is from IMA in Bologna, Italy.
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Recart takes an important step

Bonduelle, a large European marketer of canned, frozen, and fresh vegetables, plans a March 2003 launch of a variety of vegetables in the Recart™ retortable carton from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL).
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Conference at Pack Expo features 50-plus speakers

Produced by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, the Conference at Pack Expo runs from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 6. Here’s the line-up. For session abstracts, go to http://pei2002.packexpo.com.
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Technology to take us forward

What are today’s leading thinkers and practitioners in the packaging field saying about packaging technology of the future?
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Portability drives Nabisco/Kraft's 'Go-Paks!'

Nabisco Go-Paks!
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Multivac Inc: Vacuum packaging brochure

Multivac (Kansas City, MO) offers a trifold brochure outlining the benefits and features of its new B500 Vacuum Chamber Conveyor Belt machine that the company says optimizes productivity for packagers of bulk products.
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Flexible packaging reigns (sidebar)

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Flexible packaging reigns

Flexible packages predominate in this year’s DuPont Awards competition. Innovation in biodegradable packaging and convenience also shine.
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ConAgra debuts aseptic pudding packs

ConAgra Foods, Irvine, CA, claims it’s the first-ever shelf-stable pudding in a single-serve tube pack. Another convenient, tube-packed fun food directed toward kids has been introduced (see packworld.com/go/c049): Hunt’s Snack Pack Squeez ‘n Go Portable Pudding.
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Aseptic f/f/s machines

The Bosch (Bridgman, MI) Servac TFA series comprises aseptic f/f/s machines for food and beverages. Machines can process liquid products that have to remain preserved for long periods of time; and products can have randon pH values.
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Additional winners

Following are DuPont award winners previously covered in Packaging World articles. To read the complete stories, go to www.packworld.com/go/w031.
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F/f/s machine

Hassia (Morganville, NJ) has developed the SAS 20/30 for aseptic operation to form, fill, and seal pouches made of flexible materials. Machine is primarily intended for use in the convenience food and dairy product market, and it’s said to be the first multilane machine to package low-acid food products aseptically.

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