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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.
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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.
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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.
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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Skippy squeezes into new packs

Unilever Bestfoods’ well-known Skippy brand could redefine the peanut butter category with two stunning new flexible packages.
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Mott's takes a new tack in aseptic juice (sidebar)

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Technical Innovation shines (sidebar)

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Technical Innovation shines

Food packaging was well represented among the winners in the Technical Innovation category of this year’s FPA awards competition.
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FPA honors innovation

Hershey’s pudding packs and technology for self-venting trayed entrees, first commercialized by Smithfield Packing, earn Highest Achievement honors from The Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2003 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition.
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Bericap : Plastic closure

Bericap (Metropolitaine, France) developed a new closure for the syrup bottler Slaur as it revamped its whole packaging line with new customized metal containers.
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Krones, Inc: Air conveyor for PET bottles

The stainless steel, low-noise, low-energy modular AirCo air conveyor moves PET bottles on an adjustable cushion of air provided by specialized radial blowers.
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Pennzoil's handle gives consumers a hand

In what’s believed to be the first quart bottle of motor oil with a handle that makes it easy to carry and pour the liquid, Pennzoil’s Synthetic motor oils are now in the marketplace.
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Debut for heat-set technology

Producing hot-fill PET bottles with the new Contiform H.
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The vial's prelabeled components can be seen in this exploded view.
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Custom filling at Merck

Whitehouse Station, NJ-based Merck & Co.’s custom manufactured filling line for the award-winning Ocular[r] Plus vial used for ophthalmic products is located at MSD, Mirabel, France. The equipment is from IMA in Bologna, Italy.
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Recart takes an important step

Bonduelle, a large European marketer of canned, frozen, and fresh vegetables, plans a March 2003 launch of a variety of vegetables in the Recart™ retortable carton from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL).
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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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