Package Feature

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?
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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.
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.
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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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.
Package Case Study
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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Schneider Electric ELAU Packaging Solutions: Servo motor/drive for liquid packaging

Elau introduces the PacDrive™ SCL-055 integral servo motor/drive in a form factor designed to overcome the physical constraints of beverage, pharmaceutical, food, and other liquid packaging applications.
Feature Article
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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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Security measures

Along with anecdotal examples, a popular survey on Packworld.com discloses packagers’ thoughts—and insecurity—about package security.
Package Case Study
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Curvy cocktail bottles create a stir

Launched nationally in May, Rose’s Cocktail Infusions mixers from Mott’s, Stamford, CT, create differentiation from competitive products on the shelf.
Package Case Study
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Coca-Cola launches aluminum 'bullet' bottle

Coca-Cola introduced last December two 12-oz Powerade noncarbonated products, Psych and Raize, in heavy-walled, brushed-aluminum bottles from Exal.
Package Case Study
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Ensure moves to a new kind of plastic

Abbott Laboratories’ Ross Products Div. has announced what it calls "the biggest innovation in this business in 30 years."
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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.
Line technician Omar Micheo loads a fresh roll of foil-based film to one of the six f/f/s machines that wrap Nephron's vials.
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Wrapping of vials catches on at Nephron

Concerns over mis-dosing and product integrity have led a Florida drug maker from bulk-packed vials to individually wrapped vials for certain customers.
Package Case Study
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ReaLemon gets distinctive shapes

Mott’s ReaLemon and ReaLime juices now don store shelves in green-stippled PET bottles molded with a distinctive lemon or lime shape in their neck to identify the product and brand.
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Seal-It's shrink bands top ice cream tubs

Smith Dairy Products chose Seal-It as the manufacturer for its shrink bands in order to offer its customers the security of tamper evidence.

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