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On the road again

Covering the world of packaging necessitates traveling to plants and functions beyond the borders of the United States. During the last week of August, this editor enjoyed the opportunity to visit packaging facilities in Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
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Curvy cocktail bottles create a stir

Launched nationally in May, Rose’s Cocktail Infusions mixers from Mott’s, Stamford, CT, create differentiation from competitive products on the shelf.
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ReaLemon gets distinctive shapes

Mott’s ReaLemon and ReaLime juices now don store shelves in green-stippled PET bottles molded with a distinctive lemon or lime shape in their neck to identify the product and brand.
A new molded pulp tray is now used for serving food aboard flights of Finnair. The trays are being recycled as part of a pilot p
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Finnair flies toward recycling goal

Shifting to a molded pulp tray for foodservice, Finland’s airline expands recycling of inflight packaging, thanks to special process.
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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Mott's takes a new tack in aseptic juice (sidebar)

People, people, people
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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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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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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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Technical Innovation shines (sidebar)

Highest Achievements
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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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