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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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Raque Food Systems: Piston filler

Raque’s new piston filler can be manufactured in almost any configuration to meet individual needs, from pneumatically-driven systems to sophisticated hybrid systems that incorporate a blender, auger, gravity, aseptic, or jacketed product hopper.
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Serac Inc: Filling nozzle

The Multiflow® filling nozzle from Serac automatically calculates the optimal product filling parameters and adjusts without operator intervention to products of varying viscosities.
Plitt Co. has captured huge savings by switching from costlier rigid containers to preformed bags. The bags offer engineered per
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Bag nets fish packer big savings

The Plitt Co. switched from plastic trays to premade bags that offer precise permeation control for its fish.
This closure, called torqued-on, pilfer-proof, is an adaptation of closures used for high-end spirits.
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Phillips abandons cork for screw cap

Torqued-on pilfer-proof cap from England looks like conventional capsule, but twists open easily.
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Seal-It, a division of Printpack: Holographic security shrink bands

Seal-It has introduced holographic shrink bands and labels, designed to provide a visible security device that cannot be copied or simulated. Bands and labels feature a holographic strip that can be applied to any package requiring tamper evidence.
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Volumetric water and aseptic filler

The Sacmi Group offers the Next Phase ultra clean volumetric CSD, water, and aseptic filler for sensitive products. The rinser/filler/capper block provides the flexibility to run a variety of neck finishes at speeds to 1걶 bottles/min.
One form of packaging security being used more frequently is the use of color shifting inks that show as different colors depend
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Package security demands linking of strategy, technology

Tactics such as DNA taggants and color-shifting inks have to be married with strategies that include tight supply-chain security.
Finished packages are shrink wrapped in attractive six-pack trays
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Aseptics take a whole new shape

The first to commercialize combishape aseptic technology, CAPSA of Spain claims it has ‘The most advanced packaging for the most innovative product.’
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Single-dose, needle-less syringe (sidebar)

Los Angeles-based Penjet Corp. won a Silver Award for its invention of the PenJet: a prefilled, needle-less injection package for liquid and lyophilized drugs.
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'Bottle cup' pours innovation into tf/f/s (sidebar)

By early next year, look for the “bottle cup” to be launched commercially, most likely for drinkable yogurt. So says Charles Ravalli, president of Hassia USA, Inc.
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Four elected to Packaging Hall of Fame

Dr. Raymond Bourque, Audrey Marsh King, Stanley Kopecky, and Lawrence Starr will be inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame during a November 7 awards reception at the Hyatt McCormick Hotel in Chicago. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with Pack Expo International 2004, sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute.
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Italian OEMs come on strong

Aggressive PACK EXPO 2004 presence shows why imports of packaging machinery from Italy to the U.S. were up 11.6% in 2003.
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Report flexes packaging trends and drivers

A snapshot look at the key trends and drivers in retail and institutional food and markets is published in Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 144-page report, U.S. Packaging Industry and Opportunities for Flexible Packaging.
A full-body shrink sleeve label on Sun-Maid Raisins brings packaging security in the form of tamper evidence.
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Packaging security: in-store measures remain essential

Responding to retailer needs, clamshell blisters answer theft threats. Yet some packagers look for less costly alternatives.
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Liquid filler

The FLC liquid pharmaceutical filling system from Bosch is a mid-range filler that provides quality performance and reasonably priced flexibility. FLC fills vials and infusion bottles at speeds to 400 cpm in continuous motion, with fill volumes between 0.2 and 500 mL.
RFID tags like these are wending their way into packaging. Pallets and cases will get them first, but eventually even primary pa
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RFID and packaging security: not 'if,' but 'when'

The potential to track and trace helps establish a package's 'pedigree' and uncover tampering.
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Pop N' Shake closure on display at EastPack

Pop N’ Shake is a revolutionary new closure featuring an internal dispensing cavity designed for keeping liquids, powders, syrups, extracts and effervescent tablets separate from liquids until right before consumption.

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