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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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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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Flexible packaging reigns (sidebar)

Additional winners
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Portability drives Nabisco/Kraft's 'Go-Paks!'

Nabisco Go-Paks!
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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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

Flexible packages predominate in this year’s DuPont Awards competition. Innovation in biodegradable packaging and convenience also shine.
Sealed with foil lids, bottles emerge from the aseptic filling system in two parallel lanes (left). Colorful shrink-sleeve label
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Transforming the Egyptian dairy market

IGI aims to grow a market for packaged, branded milk in a country where 85% of the milk that’s bought isn’t even pasteurized let alone packaged. Aseptic packs are key.
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Tesco sells sushi the Japanese way

Solway Foods, Corby, England, the sushi processor and packager, developed an unusual three-dimensional thermoformed tray and lid.
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Shibuya Hoppmann Corporation: Aseptic PET bottle filling systems

Shibuya (Modesto, CA) produces 9 Aseptic PET bottle filling systems for low-acid beverages with speeds ranging from 300 to 900 bottles/min. System and components are sterilized either with hydrogen peroxide, or in some cases using Oxonia.
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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.
Machine Product Brief
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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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Crown Cork & Seal Co., inc.: Easy-to-open closure

Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA) offers a closure that combines the characteristics of metal and plastic to offer increased barrier performance, accommodates easy opening, and supports multiple filling processes.
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Jelly even safer to spread

To start off the year, Palmetto Canning Co., Palmetto, FL, relaunched its Palmalito brand of jams and jellies in a 16-oz glass jar with a 2-mil PVC heat-shrinked label that provides tamper evidence.
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Food container demand rising

Plastic food containers will help drive food container demand to $12.6 billion by 2005, according to Food Containers.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Multipacker/bundler

Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) offers the MP-20 multipacker/bundler for single aseptic cartons. Single aseptic cartons are transferred onto the multipacker feed conveyor and divided into balanced lanes.
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FDA wants packaging 'pedigrees'

New bioterrorism law will require packagers to maintain records about sources of packaging materials.

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