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Bottles are removed from reshippers by a continuous-motion rotary-style uncaser (left).
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Bacardi moves to modernization

A revamp of Line One is just part of a plant-wide move to upgrade, automate, and modernize Bacardi’s Jacksonville, FL, plant. See in-plant video
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Breakthrough aseptic line at CNP (sidebar)

Robotic wizardry
Brick packs of a rice-based beverage, in production on the day of PW's visit, move through the automatic case packer.
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Breakthrough aseptic line at CNP

Two new aseptic lines are capable of filling either 500-mL or 1-L brick pack cartons. FIFO accumulation system and remote robotic palletizing also shine.
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Nestlé debuts retorted carton; Hain gains competitive 'wedge'

Nestlé Friskies Italia is the first globally to use a retortable carton from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL). Commercialized in May for its new Friskies “Qualità Freschezza” petfood, the Tetra Recart™ technology is more than two years from a U.S.
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American Bank Note Holographics, Inc: TE holographic label

HoloSeal™ from American Bank Note (Elmsford, NY) is a tamper evident holograph device used in a product label that seals the manufacturer’s package or container.
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Hassia USA Inc: Steam-aseptic forming

Using saturated steam instead of chemicals to thermoform, fill, and seal aseptic packages, TAS fillers from Hassia (Morganville, NJ) offer a maximum forming depth of 110 mm (4.334”) and accept a maximum web width of 80 cm (31.496”).
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100% proof of identity

Ukrainian importers of the Smirnoff brand of vodka overcame counterfeit sales this spring by adding a clear polyvinyl chloride neck shrink sleeve that features an optically variable device (OVD) to ensure product brand identity.
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A sleeve-label solution

Caprice des Dieux is a popular cheese brand in France immediately recognized by its oval-shaped, blue paperboard carton. So when French cheese marketer Bressor launched a brand extension called Caprice des Anges, it was essential that the new product’s packaging build on the equity already established by its Caprice des Dieux.
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Aseptic pack "AdvantEdge"

Golden, CO-based EAS has a new ready-to-drink shake, AdvantEdge, on store shelves in an octagonal-shaped 11-oz Tetra Prisma aseptic carton. For the company’s first single-serve nutritional beverage, EAS conducted research to provide its customers with a convenient drink box.
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Aseptic soymilk pack: first to be square

Hain Celestial Group introduced Westsoy Smart Plus soymilk in a square, 35-oz aseptic package that features a resealable, screw-top closure.
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TE closure

TE threaded closure from HeiTech Closures (Orland Park, IL) can be used for a variety of products, including food (both low and high vacuum), beverages, powdered mixes, and OTC medicines.
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Limited 'edition,' unlimited help

Distiller and importer David Sherman Corp. often relies on distributors like Saxco to help create packaging for new products. Premium, hand-packaged bourbon is no exception.
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Aseptic drink box recyclable in Canada

What was once reviled by environmentalists in the United States and was actually banned in the state of Maine in the early ‘90s is now the recipient of an environmental award in Canada. A new 250-ml recyclable Tetra® Prisma aseptic carton, which holds Oasis Health Break juice cocktails from A. Lassonde, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, received an Envirowise Award for its recyclability from the Packaging Association of Canada in April ’01.
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Rayovac pegs a six-pack

Rayovac, Madison, WI, launched a new six-pack AA battery package in November 2000. It uses clear, reclosable recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET) clamshells in combination with a hole-punched header card that makes it peggable for display.
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SoBe goes plastic for sport drinks

“With this package, we’re marrying functionality of the package with sports nutrition in the product,” says Bill Meissner, director of brand development for South Beach Beverage, Norwalk, CT.
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A different kind of portal (sidebar)

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FDA OK's Pharmacia's aseptic system

In December, Peapack, NJ-based Pharmacia Corp. received Food and Drug Administration approval to produce its parenteral drug Caverject on an aseptic filling system that improves sterility assurance before and during vial filling, checkweighing and stoppering processes.
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3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division: Security tape

Scotch® Tamper Indicating Tape 3559 from 3M (St. Paul, MN) is said to help deter shipment theft. If an unauthorized person tries to peel back the tape, a security “Alert” message is revealed.

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