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Vittel produces the McDonald?s PET cup (below) in-line on tf/f/s machinery. From its plant in France, the company also manufact
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Vittel taps foodservice markets in Europe, U.S.

French mineral water bottler fills unusual in-mold-labeled thermoformed cup and lid for McDonald's outlets. Vittel also fills PET and glass bottles that are exported to the U.S. foodservice market.
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Kiwi Coders Corp.: Carton printer

Designed to facilitate just-in-time ordering without the need for preprinted inventory, the Series 1020 carton printer from Kiwi Coders (Wheeling, IL) prints scannable bar codes and other variable product information on cases, cartons, blister cards and corrugated sheets at speeds to 80 cartons/ min.
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Intermediate bulk container

The Sonobulk® SL7 is an IBC from Sonoco Industrial Container Div. (Marietta, GA) for transporting liquid products. A series of reinforcing ribs are designed to ensure extra strength for racking and to minimize cage bulging.
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Treated paper focuses on foodservice

Treated paperboard containers provide grease resistance and reduce material use and costs for pizza and breadsticks.
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Krones, Inc: New technology orients handles on rotary pail labelers

A new pail labeler technology from Krones (Franklin, WI) allows handle orientation on rotary labelers. Mechanically orients container handles, permitting application speeds of 25 handled pails/min, or 50/min without orientation.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

W.D. Adam Co., Inc. (Costa Mesa, CA) expanded its plant in Costa Mesa to 26귔 sq' and purchased what is believed to be the largest vacuum thermoforming machine on the West Coast.
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Streamfeeder: Friction feeder

Streamfeeder's (Minneapolis, MN) SB Batch Dropper Universal Friction Feeder(TM) is a high-speed batch counter, accumulator and dropper. It separates and singulates a wide range of products including envelopes, greeting cards and other printed materials.
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Klockner Pentaplast: Polyester films

Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonsville, VA) has introduced Pentastat static-dissipative polyester films for thermoformed packaging of electronic components.
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HDPE-based Tropicana bottles project fresh, 'local dairy' image

In the first stage of a national roll-out, coextrusion blow-molded bottles for Tropicana FruitWise smoothies are finding a place in the refrigerated cases of supermarkets in Cleveland and several other markets.
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HP picks PE foam for 'green' packs

At Hewlett-Packard's Boise, ID, disk and tape drive manufacturing plant, management sought an alternative to polyurethane foam packaging, which is taxed by European governments because it is so rarely recycled.
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Rockwell Automation: Machine vision software

Color Blister-Pak(TM) AO3 is updated Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley (Bloomington, MN) software that runs on A-B's Color Configurable Vision Input Module.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Protective cushioning

Shrink Pak(TM) cushioning material combines shrink wrapping and "bubbled" cushioning. The patented product from Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) conforms around the object(s) when heat is applied.
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'Alternative' packs milk sales

In an effort to recapture market share lost to rival beverages, milk processors are turning to more contemporary containers-with strong sales results.
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Metal pails

A full line of metal pails from Leaktite (Leominster, MA) is now available. The pails are fabricated from steel and feature riveted ears for added strength, wire handles that can stand up and sealed lock-seamed construction.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Alloyd Co., Inc. (DeKalb, IL) has acquired Atlantic Thermoform Corp. (Juncos, P.R.).
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Management pay a worthy goal

Managers in packaging and manufacturing departments are packing away the highest salaries among packaging professionals. Packaging World's exclusive survey shows they're also very satisfied with their jobs.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Thomas Engineering Inc. (Hoffman Estates, IL) has acquired Service Industries Midwest, Inc. (Rolling Meadows, IL), a manufacturer of blister packaging machinery tooling and change parts.
This close-up shows the starwheels and center guide for an air cleaner at Seagram?s LaSalle plant. Located on the center guide i
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Seagram salutes the end of tweaking

Seagram combines two bottling lines into one medium-speed line for a broad variety of spirits in glass bottles. Quick-change parts for cleaning, filling, capping and conveying equipment reduce downtime and labor costs.

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