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On the food-contact side, the can end has a white plastisol compound applied to the entire perimeter and a small plastisol dot
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Nestle tests novel can technology in Brazil

An easy-to-open vacuum lid means no tools are needed to open this three-piece steel can. Once the can is opened, no rough edges threaten the fingers.
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Paperboard rounds serve refrigerated pancakes

Spotted at WestPack in September was a colorful round paperboard container that holds six ready-to-eat pancakes introduced earlier this year by Spartan Foods of America, Spartanburg, SC.
When the lidding is peeled away from the cup, a thin layer of polyester remains behind (far left), exposing a drinking/pouring h
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Aseptic filling sans sterilants

When a Colombian beverage marketer became the first to produce a packaged version of the popular Avena drink, the company used aseptic technology that was simple and secure.
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California bills under fire

The Grocery Manufacturers of America sent out an urgent appeal to its California members to urge their state legislators to vote against two pending bills in the State Senate.
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Study tracks U.S. cap and closure shipments

U.S. shipments of caps and closures are projected to increase nearly 3% annually through 2003 to 157 billion units, according to a study called "Caps & Closures" by The Freedonia Group (Cleveland, OH).
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French juice marketer first to use reclosable cap

French juice marketer Les Vergers D'Alsace is the first to use the new resealable and tamper-evident opening device for aseptic brick packs from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL) called the SpinCap.
An operator inputs the label information into a computer and prints out the labels.
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Putting a labeler to the test

Test kit maker Artel uses a new labeler to speed production and meet FDA standards.
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Schmalbach-Lubec: Tamper-evident closure

The new Band Guard® closure from Schmalbach-Lubeca Whitecap (Downers Grove, IL) has a dual TE feature. The consumer can feel, see and hear that the package has not previously been opened.
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Beverage company invests in new bottles, labeler

Since its inception in 1992, Tradewinds beverages has seen three different bottle designs, with the most recent hitting store shelves in mid-April.
Each holding just under 18 oz of product, these aseptically filled PET bottles are available in colorful four-count paperboard c
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Del Monte adds food to aseptic PET beverage line

A blow/fill system originally installed for aseptic packaging of teas and juice-based beverages now is being used to bottle a specialty tomato sauce.
Inside the first sterile chamber of the rotary aseptic system, bottles are sterilized with a spray of oxonia
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Filling PET aseptically at 200/min

With a prototype system in one plant and generation two in another, this Italian food company likes what it sees in rotary, aseptic filling of teas and sports drinks in PET.
The automatic shrink bundler produces multipacks in unsupported film or in overwrapped trays
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Aseptic PET is Henniez's cup of tea

A leader in the bottled water business in Switzerland, Henniez is making a bold move into in-line blowing and aseptic filling of plastic bottles for iced teas.
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Del Monte adds food to aseptic PET beverage line (sidebar)

What will it cost?
Paperboard cartons provide differentiation for Valio?s ?Fons?-brand of water
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New coating slakes Finnish dairy's thirst

Helsinki dairy Valio substitutes a plastic barrier coating for aluminum foil in its paperboard cartons for drinking water. The change meets environmental objectives while providing the necessary barrier performance.
Six-color graphics and the Del Monte brand name have helped Productos Del Monte introduce purees and salsas in aseptic paperboa
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Del Monte pioneers salsa in aseptic cartons

Mexico's Del Monte company responds to market with chunky salsas packed aseptically in easy-to-open paperboard cartons.
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Packaging Strategies: Aseptic packaging study

Packaging Strategies (West Chester, PA) has published "Aseptic Packaging in the United States," a comprehensive market study and equipment census for the aseptic packaging market.
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Mouthwash closure does it all

“It’s the first time we’ve been able to offer a closure that combines child-resistance, tamper-evidence and a dosing feature.”That’s how packaging buyer Colyn Kemp of The Boots Co., Nottingham, England, describes the closure on the new package launched in May for advance total care mouthwash with Plaque– guard™.
Formed beef patties are automatically dropped into formed trays by a retractable conveyor system
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Migros 'MAPS' out a meat strategy

The Migros chain of supermarkets in Switzerland relies on barrier materials and centralized, modified-atmosphere packaging for its case-ready fresh ground beef.

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