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Coke's first contour bottle with PCR

Coca-Cola Co. chose Feb. 1 at the R'95 Conference in Geneva, Switzerland-an international conference on recovery, recycling, and reintegration-to announce the first-ever introduction of its famous contour bottle in a tri-layer format incorporating at least 25% post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate between layers of virgin PET.
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In-line blister f/f/s

The BM-A f/f/s machine from CSD Intl. (Shelburne Falls, MA) is designed for blister packaging of small- and medium-sized products. With production speeds to 25 cycles/min, it is suitable for hand loading or integration with a production mach-ine.
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P-s labels for containers

Continental Glass and Plastic (Chicago, IL) now offers p-s labels for its bottles, jars, closures, pouches and tubes. A variety of label stocks and adhesives are available, including in-mold.
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Weight selection system

Eagle Packaging (Oakland, CA) has introduced the Golden Eagle Weight Selection System for fragile, frozen, bulky or hard-to-handle products. Keeps giveaways to less than 1g/lb.
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Getting a clear look at premiums

The packaging of electric shavers for promotional merchandising through mass-market outlets is sort of like trying to hit a moving target: the requirements are subject to change.
After the CP60 processing machine performs cutting and scoring operations, the sheet of corrugated emerges along a discharge g
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In-house case blank production flies at Boeing

Corrugated processing machine cuts and scores multiple case styles and sizes. It enables Boeing to produce cases on a J-I-T basis and frees up space once allocated to lot quantities of premade case blanks.
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Software systems 'pop' big savings for Weaver

Computer software helps Weaver Popcorn improve pallet patterns and downsize corrugated shippers. The result is savings of thousands in freight and material costs.
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Films make foods easier to handle

For applications in foodservice, wholesale, or retail, winners in the 1994 FPA competition show how flexible packs can take on new food packaging tasks.
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U.S. packaging rules square with UN recommendations

Performance-oriented packaging regs for hazardous material shipping are more sweeping than simply shifting to United Nations standards. Some changes relating to drum packages are being criticized.
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Platen printer

Adolph Gottscho's (Union, NJ) platen printers for intermittent motion thermoforming, pouch and blister machines provide high quality imprints, scannable bar codes and graphics.
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Filling in container corners adds convenience

New space-efficient rectangular 5-gal jug helps C.A.R. Products improve filling and handling. Convenience for end users helps boost sales by 10%.
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PS loose fill

Free-Flow Packaging (Red-wood City, CA) has introduced 8PAK(TM), a reusable PS loose fill. Cushions both heavy and fragile items. Can be used in a variety of industries, as a finished product or by converters or expanders.
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Flexibles promote 'enviropackaging'

Refill packs for Tide and Cheer laundry detergent garnered FPA's "Green Globe" award for 1994. Three other FPA winners were also big contributors to source reduction efforts.
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Mobile dispenser

The mobile dispenser from Ranpak (Concord Township, OH) allows easy storage of EcoPak(TM), a loosefill material made from cut, crimped kraft paper.
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Flexibles mark technical achievements

FPA '94 competition winners created specialized packs: a child-resistant, easy-open bag and a recloseable handle bag for insecticides; a flexible wrapper for a rare crystal block; and a special bag containing a tarnish preventer for shipping jewelry.
At left, an operator makes an adjustment at the control panel of Coca-Cola France?s new ?twin-stack? cartoner. A promotional
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Coca-Cola France meets international demand

New packaging system allows Coca-Cola Production, Socx, France, to "twin-stack" 33-cL cans into paperboard cartons to meet demands of consumers in France, Germany, Belgium, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Africa.
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F/f/s is okay for MRE retort pouches

The handful of firms that supply retort pouches for the Department of Defense's MRE (Meals-Ready-to-Eat) program are now permitted to produce them on thermo-form/fill/seal equipment.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Enpac (Wilmington, DE) has obtained a license from Warner-Lambert Co. (Morris Plains, NJ) to manufacture its biodegradable loosefill and molded packaging materials.

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