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Hormel is first with salsa in PET

A 64-oz club-store-size container for Chi Chi's brand salsa is made of monolayer PET and can be filled at temperatures near 200°F. Special bottom enables container to withstand internal vacuum.
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Filamatic, a division of National Instrument LLC: Aseptic packaging

A total of 8 servo-driven filling heads fill as many as 200 containers/min on National Instrument’s (Baltimore, MD) Filamatic® RFS-800 monobloc system.
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PW tours Japan

Executive editor Pat Reynolds recently took advantage of a unique opportunity to tour three packaging operations in Japan. Included on the itinerary: Sapporo Breweries, Ltd., Daiwa Can and Kose.
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Super marketing through packaging

Products at the Food Marketing Institute trade show in Chicago illustrate how grocery marketers rely heavily on packaging to add convenience and sales appeal.
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Aseptically filled soup is a first

France's Liebig breaks new ground with four ready-to-serve vegetable soups aseptically packaged in 1-L plastic bottles.
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Klockner Pentaplast: Blister pack boosts sales

A thermoformed blister pack for Black & Decker’s Bullet High-Performance Drill Bits exceeded sales expectations for the ’99 holiday season. The two-piece, radio-frequency-sealed blister, launched in October ’99, especially pleased Black & Decker’s George German, who designed the package in concept.
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Barex cleared for beverages

On June 8, BP Amoco Chemicals announced its Barex 210 Extrusion Grade Resin has been granted approval by the Food and Drug Administration for its use in producing beverage bottles for a variety of applications.
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Case makes waves on shelf

When Blue Diamond Growers needed a clever way to display its four-packs of Almond Breeze™ nondairy beverage for club stores, a handled case of single-faced corrugated from WaveFlute Products (Chino, CA) emerged as an appropriate solution.
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Gerber tests plastic

Spotted recently in Cedar Rapids, IA, were plastic containers of Gerber® baby food in three sizes: 2 oz, 3 ?
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Amboy breaks new ground in smaller aseptic pouches (sidebar)

Low-acid pre-eminence
Capability of low-acid aseptic dual-head poucher (far left) includes viscous products for a range of sizes (left), with a focus
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Amboy breaks new ground in smaller aseptic pouches

F/f/s machine enlarges Amboy Specialty Foods’ reach to pouches as small as 3 oz. Products represent the most viscous application of the supplier’s technology in the world.
Kirin markets both 500-mL and 1?-L bottles of teas, milk teas and milk coffees, but Nihon Canpack fills only the 500-mL bottles
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Temporary plugs aid aseptic filling

Aseptic filling of PET containers in Japan includes the unusual step of temporarily plugging bottles so that H2O2 sprayed inside will more effectively sterilize bottle interiors.
Closures are completely immersed in a hydrogen peroxide bath and then rinsed with sterile water before being sent down to the 22
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Versatile line for aseptics or CSD

Swiss bottler installs a PET line capable of filling either microbiologically sensitive beverages under aseptic conditions or carbonated soft drinks that don’t require asepsis. In its aseptic mode, the line fully immerses bottles and caps in the sterilant.
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Packaging makes a run for the border

With more than 600 exhibitors and 25ꯠ attendees, Expo Pack Mexico, to be held June 6 to 9 in the Mexico City Sports Palace, is the premiere business show in Central America.
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PP ampules are sticklers for safety

Polypropylene containers from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wayne, PA, help reduce the risk of inadvertent needle pricks for healthcare professionals injecting local anaesthetics.
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Sleeve label dresses exotic Chai teas

Celestial Seasonings’ stunning full-body sleeve label provides marketing advantages for tapered, square bottles of hot-filled Mountain Chai tea lattes.
Its rectangular shape sets Lassonde's bottle apart from the competition.
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Lassonde innovates with Italian aseptic filler

Squared off in shape like its 2-L predecessor, Lassonde’s 420-mL PET bottle is aseptically filled at 400/min. It’s sold in a three-pack format that’s new to North America.
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Prisma-powered drinks are aimed at adults

An acknowledged leader in aseptic filling of PET bottles, Lassonde Industries is among the first to install a Prisma aseptic packaging system from Tetra Pak. It is used for 236-mL packages.

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