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Rayovac pegs a six-pack

Rayovac, Madison, WI, launched a new six-pack AA battery package in November 2000. It uses clear, reclosable recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET) clamshells in combination with a hole-punched header card that makes it peggable for display.
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Amboy touts single-serve cheese

Amboy Specialty Foods’ Poucheze is a 3-oz shelf-stable pouch of pourable cheese that provides a foodservice alternative to single-serve cups, larger pouches or #10 cans.
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3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division: Security tape

Scotch® Tamper Indicating Tape 3559 from 3M (St. Paul, MN) is said to help deter shipment theft. If an unauthorized person tries to peel back the tape, a security “Alert” message is revealed.
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New double-bag system in Japan

An unusual double-bag system is being used for delivery of liquid for enteral nutrition in various Japanese hospitals. The system includes an aseptically filled inner Elopouch® bag, the kind often used for UHT milks.
Since new labels and a large plastic cap were made part of the package, the container has much better impact on display. Inset s
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New look for oyster packs

Induction-sealing is a key element in Minterbrook’s redesigned oyster package. Shelf life is extended, tamper evidence improved, and costs cut.
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Remedent's new package turns heads (sidebar)

The packaging process
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Pharmaceutical filler with barrier isolator

Filling ½-mL to 500-mL vials or bottles at speeds to 600/min, Bosch-TL System’s (Minneapolis, MN) MAFS® aseptic filler for injectible medicines applies stoppers to containers inside a barrier isolator to ensure product sterility.
This drawing shows the U-shaped aseptic filling line from beginning to end.
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Aseptic drug filling boasts new type of sterilization

Sterilizing a depyrogenation tunnel by means of vaporized hydrogen peroxide is a first at Organon’s recently installed vial filling line.
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Sporty pouch will be a U.S. first

from InterBev 2000: Following more than two years of development, Hydrade Beverage Co., Dallas, TX, unveiled in New Orleans its 500-mL stand-up pouch for the sports drink category. Intended for on-the-go use, the pouch has a laminated PET/foil/PET/PE structure and a resealable fitment for convenience. Sourced and contract filled overseas, it will debut in four varieties in the U.S. in early 2001.
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Amboy touts single-serve pouch

Amboy Specialty Foods' Poucheze™ is a 3-oz pouch used for José brand cheese sauce. The pouch provides a foodservice alternative to single-serve cups.
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High-speed vision inspection for closures

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: White Cap demonstrated a new vision inspection system that inspects for proper application of plastic closures onto rigid containers at speeds to 1겨 bpm.
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Quintuplets! (sidebar)

Simple but elegant materials
The labeler uses two parallel conveyors (below). In this photo, an open, toothbrush-filled case enters the machine from the conv
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Radius applies labeler to Fisher-Price application

Unusual new labeler at Radius Corp. closes a plastic case around a Fisher-Price toothbrush, then applies a TE label that wraps around three sides of the case.
Kirin aseptically fills either 350- or 500-mL PET bottles at 900/min on its new line.
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Aseptic advancements make it tea time in Asia

Kirin of Japan and Uni-President of Taiwan are taking advantage of pioneering new developments in aseptic packaging technology to sell their teas.
In the above drawing of Daiwa Can's ASIS line, two single-stage injection/stretch blow molding machines feed bottles through an
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Dueling technologies spell success

At Japan’s Daiwa Can, one aseptic PET line uses in-line mold/blow/fill. Right beside it, another line blows bottles and sterilizes them in a second operation just before filling.
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Smuckers Magic Shake

Smucker’s® Magic Shake™ instant milkshake mix has a new trick up its sleeve. Using a custom flip-top PP closure and fluted PP bottle with mix packets inside, the package provides easy mixing and drinking of the beverage.
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Solutions 2000: world's largest packaging conference

PACK EXPO International 2000 is not only the biggest U.S. packaging show, but this year it also boasts what it calls “the world’s largest conference:” Solutions 2000, planned for Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 6-8.
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Serac Inc: Serac Inc: ESL/aseptic filling

Serac (Carol Stream, IL) has released an 8-page brochure on its filling machines and systems for ESL and sterilized dairy products in stable containers.

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