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Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons
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Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons

Pfanner is an Austrian family business that specializes in packing fruit-juice concentrates and ready-to-drink fruit juices. About 70% of its volume is marketed under its own brand.
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Reducing damage in the supply chain

Pira Intl., a packaging business consultancy based in the United Kingdom, recently released the results of a study that examines the causes of damage in the fast moving consumer goods supply chain.
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A holiday twist

Nestlé Canada offered Smarties Holiday Twist canisters with three moveable rings that allowed kids to move the colorful label graphics into multiple combinations.
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Flexible winners strike gold

Winners of the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards demonstrate the impact of technology on the form and function of flexible packaging.
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Puncture-resistant shrink bag

Make no bones about it, the ArmorX™ CBP™ (Complete Bone-In Protection) shrink bag is one tough bag.
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Pouch receives Member's Choice award

This year’s Flexible Packaging Assn. Member’s Choice award went to Specialty Films & Associates’ entry for the Digital Innovations MP3 Pouch.
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Krones, Inc: Krones, Inc: A cleaner capper

First capper equipped with new servo motor/drive unit brings a host of benefits. Filling lines for aseptically filled plastic bottles are a key target.
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A twist on holiday design

Nestlé Canada offered Smarties Holiday Twist canisters that had three moveable rings that allowed kids to move the colorful label graphics into multiple combinations.
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Chef Creations has taste for aseptic cartons

Chef Creations, a division of Orlando, FL-based Culinary Concepts, in August launched what’s reportedly the first aseptically packaged gourmet hollandaise sauce and crème brulée in the United States.
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Food container sales increase projected

According to Freedonia’s study Food Containers: Rigid & Flexible, food container demand in the United States is projected to increase nearly 3% annually to $18.7 billion in 2007.
Krones' new aseptic bottle capper is the first packaging machine to use the new ELAU SCL motor/drive technology to maximize effi
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Krones introduces first capper with integral servo motor/drives

At the recent BRAU Beviale show in Nürnberg, Germany, beverage processing powerhouse Krones displayed the world’s first packaging machine to employ new integral servo motor/drive technology from ELAU.
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Golden Mummy winners

Kraft Macaroni and CheeseKraft Food and Cello FoilKraft Foods recently changed the packaging format for its 12 and 15-pack bundles by replacing a shrink film, to improve appearance and eliminate loading problems due to skewed bundles, with ExxonMobil Chemical’s Bicor® AB-X film.
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Pleasant surprises from new liquid packaging servo

In initial applications of the first purpose-built liquid packaging servo motor/drive, packaging machine builder are discovering surprising new benefits.
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Supplement bottles re-energized

Last year, Twin Laboratories, Ronkonkoma, NY, took a product line of nutritional supplements and strengthened it with updated packaging. The change for the line of more than 100 products—only a small sampling is shown in the photo—is dramatic.
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ALCOA: ALCOA: Plastic closure for dairy products

Alcoa offers the Seal-MAX™ closure that can help prevent leakage in milk containers, yet is easy to open and offers improved tamper evidence. Seal design is ideal for single-serve packages where sealing requirements are more stringent.
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Tropicana's juiced about aseptic bottle filling line (sidebar)

Downstream efficiency
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?
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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