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Closures are completely immersed in a hydrogen peroxide bath and then rinsed with sterile water before being sent down to the 22
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Versatile line for aseptics or CSD

Swiss bottler installs a PET line capable of filling either microbiologically sensitive beverages under aseptic conditions or carbonated soft drinks that don’t require asepsis. In its aseptic mode, the line fully immerses bottles and caps in the sterilant.
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Packaging makes a run for the border

With more than 600 exhibitors and 25ꯠ attendees, Expo Pack Mexico, to be held June 6 to 9 in the Mexico City Sports Palace, is the premiere business show in Central America.
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Sleeve label dresses exotic Chai teas

Celestial Seasonings’ stunning full-body sleeve label provides marketing advantages for tapered, square bottles of hot-filled Mountain Chai tea lattes.
Its rectangular shape sets Lassonde's bottle apart from the competition.
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Lassonde innovates with Italian aseptic filler

Squared off in shape like its 2-L predecessor, Lassonde’s 420-mL PET bottle is aseptically filled at 400/min. It’s sold in a three-pack format that’s new to North America.
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Prisma-powered drinks are aimed at adults

An acknowledged leader in aseptic filling of PET bottles, Lassonde Industries is among the first to install a Prisma aseptic packaging system from Tetra Pak. It is used for 236-mL packages.
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Tetra Pak: Tetra Pak: Straw glues

Jowat Adhesives (High Point, NC) is offering 2 new straw glues for the aseptic packaging industry. Jowatherm 250 10 is a fast-setting adhesive for straw attachment.
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International Paper: Aseptic closure system

A new, low-profile closure system for aseptic packages has been introduced by International Paper’s Beverage Packaging Div. (Memphis, TN). The Clip-Pak™ combines a patented PP spout and etching design with an advanced application system.
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Plastic appeals to aseptic packers

Several speakers who are bullish on the future of aseptic filling of plastic bottles dotted the program at DrinkPak ’99, held Dec. 1-3 in Orlando and sponsored by Ryder Associates and Future-Pak Conferences (Appleton, WI).
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NesQuik and Gatorade shine at DrinkPak '99

Aseptic filling of Nestle U.S.A.'s NesQuik and Quaker Oats' Gatorade were two of the hot topics on the agenda at this December conference.
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Smooth sealing of fruit smoothie base

When J.R. Wood Co. landed a contract to fill a fruit smoothie concentrate for a large convenience-store chain, management decided the best way to assure seal integrity and tamper evidence was through an induction-sealed foil membrane.
On the food-contact side, the can end has a white plastisol compound applied to the entire perimeter and a small plastisol dot
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Nestle tests novel can technology in Brazil

An easy-to-open vacuum lid means no tools are needed to open this three-piece steel can. Once the can is opened, no rough edges threaten the fingers.
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Paperboard rounds serve refrigerated pancakes

Spotted at WestPack in September was a colorful round paperboard container that holds six ready-to-eat pancakes introduced earlier this year by Spartan Foods of America, Spartanburg, SC.
When the lidding is peeled away from the cup, a thin layer of polyester remains behind (far left), exposing a drinking/pouring h
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Aseptic filling sans sterilants

When a Colombian beverage marketer became the first to produce a packaged version of the popular Avena drink, the company used aseptic technology that was simple and secure.
An operator inputs the label information into a computer and prints out the labels.
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Putting a labeler to the test

Test kit maker Artel uses a new labeler to speed production and meet FDA standards.
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Schmalbach-Lubec: Tamper-evident closure

The new Band Guard® closure from Schmalbach-Lubeca Whitecap (Downers Grove, IL) has a dual TE feature. The consumer can feel, see and hear that the package has not previously been opened.
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French juice marketer first to use reclosable cap

French juice marketer Les Vergers D'Alsace is the first to use the new resealable and tamper-evident opening device for aseptic brick packs from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL) called the SpinCap.
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Study tracks U.S. cap and closure shipments

U.S. shipments of caps and closures are projected to increase nearly 3% annually through 2003 to 157 billion units, according to a study called "Caps & Closures" by The Freedonia Group (Cleveland, OH).
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California bills under fire

The Grocery Manufacturers of America sent out an urgent appeal to its California members to urge their state legislators to vote against two pending bills in the State Senate.

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