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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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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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Shibuya Hoppmann Corporation: Aseptic PET bottle filling systems

Shibuya (Modesto, CA) produces 9 Aseptic PET bottle filling systems for low-acid beverages with speeds ranging from 300 to 900 bottles/min. System and components are sterilized either with hydrogen peroxide, or in some cases using Oxonia.
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Crown Cork & Seal Co., inc.: Easy-to-open closure

Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA) offers a closure that combines the characteristics of metal and plastic to offer increased barrier performance, accommodates easy opening, and supports multiple filling processes.
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Jelly even safer to spread

To start off the year, Palmetto Canning Co., Palmetto, FL, relaunched its Palmalito brand of jams and jellies in a 16-oz glass jar with a 2-mil PVC heat-shrinked label that provides tamper evidence.
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Food container demand rising

Plastic food containers will help drive food container demand to $12.6 billion by 2005, according to Food Containers.
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Schneider Packaging Equip. Co.: Multipacker/bundler

Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) offers the MP-20 multipacker/bundler for single aseptic cartons. Single aseptic cartons are transferred onto the multipacker feed conveyor and divided into balanced lanes.
Dr. David Armstrong of FDA addresses the conference, while Dr. Peter Slade (center) and Dr. Chuck Sizer look on.
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Understanding packaging security risks

More than 140 attendees at a recent PMMI conference heard from FDA and other officials about minimizing company security risks.
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FDA wants packaging 'pedigrees'

New bioterrorism law will require packagers to maintain records about sources of packaging materials.
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Aseptic carton moves organic milks

“Organic” milk—produced without the use of pesticides, synthetic hormones, or antibiotics—has been around for a while. But Horizon Organic of Boulder, CO, claims it’s the first to launch an organic flavored milk in a single-serve format: the Tetra Prisma aseptic carton from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL).
New coextruded blown film line for Enhance Packaging has broadened its structural offerings. Bubble of film (top) is totally con
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New coex line broadens food pack offerings

Coextruded blown film is new to Enhance Packaging Technologies. ‘Pancake’ die technology gives maximum flexibility.
Judy Fischer (left), senior packaging engineer for Sargento Foods, answers a question while Juli Okal of 3M Co. awaits her turn.
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Understanding packaging security risks

More than 140 attendees at a recent PMMI conference heard from FDA and other officials about minimizing company security risks.
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Reclosure features dominate

Four FPA winners in the Packaging Excellence category are zippered pouches. A produce pack, a coffee carafe, and a shrink-sleeve label round out the category.
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Rollstock, Inc: Hf/f/s vacuum packager

Rollstock’s (Kansas City, MO) RI200 automatic, PLC-controlled vacuum packaging machine operates at 12 indexes/min, with each die containing 1 or multiple pockets.
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Koch Equipment LLC: Vacuum packaging machine

Koch Equipment’s (Kansas City, MO) Ultravac® 3000 is a double-chamber, vacuum packaging machine designed for hygienic food applications with increased volume demands.
The patented HeiLighter tamper-evident closure is shown unopened (left) and after opening, displaying an irreversible color chan
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PipeLine: Is it really complacency?

Among some responses I received to the November column on packaging’s role in thwarting terrorism, one was from Robert Heilman, a packaging industry veteran who is now an independent inventor.
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Century seals securely

Diameters may range from 38 to 120 mm, but regardless of the neck finish on HDPE jars filled on four packaging lines at Century Foods, tamper evidence is assured since the August installation of four induction-sealing machines from Pillar Technologies (Hartland, WI).
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PneumaticScaleAngelus: Aseptic packaging

Pneumatic Scale (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) offers extended shelf life/aseptic packaging for both low- and high-acid products. System is available with the flow meter and liquid net weigh fillers, allowing it to accommodate sterile, blow-molded, and open-neck glass, plastic, or metal containers.

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