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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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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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Debut for heat-set technology

Producing hot-fill PET bottles with the new Contiform H.
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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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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).
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.
Shown here is a virtual Torengos container being tested under top-load conditions by computer-aided engineering specialists as p
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Technology to take us forward

What are today’s leading thinkers and practitioners in the packaging field saying about packaging technology of the future?
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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.
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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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