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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.
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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.
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Security measures

Along with anecdotal examples, a popular survey on Packworld.com discloses packagers’ thoughts—and insecurity—about package security.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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.
A new molded pulp tray is now used for serving food aboard flights of Finnair. The trays are being recycled as part of a pilot p
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Finnair flies toward recycling goal

Shifting to a molded pulp tray for foodservice, Finland’s airline expands recycling of inflight packaging, thanks to special process.
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Not all sweetener packs are created Equal

New container and closure let consumers use Equal’s no-calorie sweetener by the Spoonful.
ELAU's new PacDrive™ SCL-055 integral servo motor/drive for rotary liquid packaging applications.
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Liquid packaging breakthrough

First specialized filling, capping and labeling servo motor/drive enables unprecedented design flexibility for liquid packaging.
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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.
Shown here is a typical Pressco inspection system integrated with a Sidel blow molder.
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Sidel, Pressco announce an alliance

At NPE 2003 in Chicago this week, Sidel Inc. and Pressco Technology announced their signing of a strategic alliance agreement for the distribution and sale of Pressco's Intellispec™ PET container vision inspection system.
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Shaped aseptic cartons

SIG Combibloc’s “combishape” aseptic beverage cartons can be produced in customized shapes for product differentiation. Carton consists of different components from which the final shape is created in the customer’s filling machine.
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Rommelag USA: Blow/fill/seal technology for pharma

Rommelag USA presents the Bottlepack® line of machine designs for aseptic packaging of sterile liquids and viscous products for pharmaceutical and healthcare applications.
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Mott's takes a new tack in aseptic juice (sidebar)

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