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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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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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The machine factor in flexible packaging

What flexible package designers should know about packaging machinery.
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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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Functional jar holds the mayo

Kraft Foods, Glenview, IL, recently introduced a new PET package for its retail branded mayonnaise.
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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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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Volumetric water and aseptic filler

The Sacmi Group offers the Next Phase ultra clean 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.
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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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