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This drawing shows the U-shaped aseptic filling line from beginning to end.
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Aseptic drug filling boasts new type of sterilization

Sterilizing a depyrogenation tunnel by means of vaporized hydrogen peroxide is a first at Organon’s recently installed vial filling line.
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Sporty pouch will be a U.S. first

from InterBev 2000: Following more than two years of development, Hydrade Beverage Co., Dallas, TX, unveiled in New Orleans its 500-mL stand-up pouch for the sports drink category. Intended for on-the-go use, the pouch has a laminated PET/foil/PET/PE structure and a resealable fitment for convenience. Sourced and contract filled overseas, it will debut in four varieties in the U.S. in early 2001.
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Amboy touts single-serve pouch

Amboy Specialty Foods' Poucheze™ is a 3-oz pouch used for José brand cheese sauce. The pouch provides a foodservice alternative to single-serve cups.
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High-speed vision inspection for closures

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: White Cap demonstrated a new vision inspection system that inspects for proper application of plastic closures onto rigid containers at speeds to 1겨 bpm.
Kirin aseptically fills either 350- or 500-mL PET bottles at 900/min on its new line.
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Aseptic advancements make it tea time in Asia

Kirin of Japan and Uni-President of Taiwan are taking advantage of pioneering new developments in aseptic packaging technology to sell their teas.
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Quintuplets! (sidebar)

Simple but elegant materials
In the above drawing of Daiwa Can's ASIS line, two single-stage injection/stretch blow molding machines feed bottles through an
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Dueling technologies spell success

At Japan’s Daiwa Can, one aseptic PET line uses in-line mold/blow/fill. Right beside it, another line blows bottles and sterilizes them in a second operation just before filling.
The labeler uses two parallel conveyors (below). In this photo, an open, toothbrush-filled case enters the machine from the conv
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Radius applies labeler to Fisher-Price application

Unusual new labeler at Radius Corp. closes a plastic case around a Fisher-Price toothbrush, then applies a TE label that wraps around three sides of the case.
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Solutions 2000: world's largest packaging conference

PACK EXPO International 2000 is not only the biggest U.S. packaging show, but this year it also boasts what it calls “the world’s largest conference:” Solutions 2000, planned for Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 6-8.
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Smuckers Magic Shake

Smucker’s® Magic Shake™ instant milkshake mix has a new trick up its sleeve. Using a custom flip-top PP closure and fluted PP bottle with mix packets inside, the package provides easy mixing and drinking of the beverage.
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Serac Inc: Serac Inc: ESL/aseptic filling

Serac (Carol Stream, IL) has released an 8-page brochure on its filling machines and systems for ESL and sterilized dairy products in stable containers.
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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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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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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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