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Vendange varietals select Prisma Aseptic

Just months after Canandaigua Wine introduced its Almaden Sangria in a Prisma® Aseptic carton from Tetra Pak, the company has introduced four varieties of its Vendange wines in the same 500-mL carton with an innovative resealable screw cap.
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New packaging methods drive the need for contract packaging. Candy in blister packs represents a new format for candy packagers
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6 Tactics That Make Contract Packaging Work

The right answers to key questions reduce the risk of surprises when contract packaging appears to be the right option
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The machine factor in flexible packaging

What flexible package designers should know about packaging machinery.
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Chocolate sauce first in microwavable aseptic pack

Valrhona, a French gourmet chocolate maker, is among the first to launch product in the Tetra Wedge™ Aseptic microwavable 200 S aseptic pouch from Tetra Pak.
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Functional jar holds the mayo

Kraft Foods, Glenview, IL, recently introduced a new PET package for its retail branded mayonnaise.
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FPA winners sparkle

From 89 entries, here are the top winners in the 2005 awards competition sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Assn.
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HiBar Systems Limited: Rx metering pumps

The new Hibar ‘P’ Series Sealless Precision Metering Pumps are specifically designed for the pharmaceutical industry. Pumps feature close-fitting, seal-less ceramic pistons and cylinders engineered for CIP and aseptic applications.
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Procomac Industries: CIP filler

Fillstar CX is a versatile filling system from Procomac designed to treat different kinds of products and bottles with the highest level of safety and product quality.
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Combination product packaging

The healthcare industry is headed to drug combination products containing two or more regulated components that are physically, chemically, or otherwise combined as a single entity.
Instead of costly sleeves, Sacmi's new Opera series shrink labelers use powerful software and servo control from automation part
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Cut heat shrink label costs by up to 80%

New high speed, high quality shrink labeling machinery uses roll-fed material in place of sleeves that cost 3-5X more.
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A fresh take on aerosols

The benefits of aerosol containers—or pressure packaging—starts with dispelling misconceptions.
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Kwik Trip's cap conversion

Convenience store chain Kwik Trip, Inc., processes and packages all its Nature’s Touch-brand milks, juices, juice drinks, and bottled waters at its dairy facility in LaCrosse, WI.
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Sacmi USA: Aseptic filler

The Sacmi Group offers the Next Phase ultraclean volumetric CSD, water, and aseptic filler for sensitive products. The rinser/filler/capper block provides the flexibility to run a variety of neck finishes at speeds to 1걶 bottles/min.
Plitt Co. has captured huge savings by switching from costlier rigid containers to preformed bags. The bags offer engineered per
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Bag nets fish packer big savings

The Plitt Co. switched from plastic trays to premade bags that offer precise permeation control for its fish.
This closure, called torqued-on, pilfer-proof, is an adaptation of closures used for high-end spirits.
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Phillips abandons cork for screw cap

Torqued-on pilfer-proof cap from England looks like conventional capsule, but twists open easily.
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Seal-It, a division of Printpack: Holographic security shrink bands

Seal-It has introduced holographic shrink bands and labels, designed to provide a visible security device that cannot be copied or simulated. Bands and labels feature a holographic strip that can be applied to any package requiring tamper evidence.
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Raque Food Systems: Piston filler

Raque’s new piston filler can be manufactured in almost any configuration to meet individual needs, from pneumatically-driven systems to sophisticated hybrid systems that incorporate a blender, auger, gravity, aseptic, or jacketed product hopper.
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Serac Inc: Filling nozzle

The Multiflow® filling nozzle from Serac automatically calculates the optimal product filling parameters and adjusts without operator intervention to products of varying viscosities.

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