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Because of the large number of private-label accounts and brands it packs, Amalie orders generically-printed shipping cases (abo
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Oil packer's ink-jets add bar codes

Private-label motor oil customers seek better bottle codes and bar codes on cases. Packer siezes opportunity to upgrade to a networked system using wax-based inks that help plant achieve pollution cutbacks.
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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.
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Food, beverage packaging to star at supermarkets

New packages stand out for major brands like Snapple, Mrs. Butterworth's and Sara Lee at this year's FMI show.
After logging into Monarch?s extranet from the home page (above), subscribers can drill down into specific label formats, such a
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Digital 'library' promises easier bar-code compliance

Many retailers require manufacturers to label their primary and transport packaging with a retailer-specific bar-coded label format. Labels that don't scan or are otherwise out of compliance with retailers' specifications can often result in big fines levied against the manufacturer.
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Somewhere, over-the-counter, the FDA waits for drug packers

OTC drug makers will have to become packaging 'wizards' to fit new Drug Facts information on cartons, containers, tubes and bottles.
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Square PET jar in a round hole

AC Humko has successfully fit a square peg in what ordinarily is a round hole on the store shelf. The Memphis-based firm's new plastic jar for non-dairy creamer is square while just about everyone else's is round.
As a case moves down a powered roller conveyor, its bar code is scanned. This information is sent directly across an industri
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Controls system simplifies automatic case sortation

In the central packaging area of the two-year-old snack plant built by Pretzels, Inc. in Bluffton, In, corrugated cases of bagged snacks are conveyed from packaging to palletizing on a single powered roller conveyor.
Jeff Coppola, vice president of logistics at ASR (above), inspects packages of razors as they come off the line. ASR packages o
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Valuable relationship shaves time

By having one dedicated flexible packaging vendor, American Safety Razor has slashed order lead times and improved quality.
The patented PVC capsule that houses the security tag is manually slipped onto the tape rule?s belt clip. Because of an indentat
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Source tags provide measured security improvements

Stanley Tools houses a security label in a patented PVC capsule that clips onto the back of its tape rule package.
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Salons sample new pack

Regis salons give away an unusual sample pack printed with a $1-off coupon to entice customers to purchase regular-sized hair-care products.
Cross-feed conveyors receive product from a distribution conveyor for direct delivery to the combination scales. Shown here is t
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Fire gives snack baker a clean slate

Fire claimed Pretzels, Inc.'s Indiana headquarters plant on Christmas Eve '97. By the following August, a new plant with a streamlined packaging room had risen from the ashes.
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Candy package meets a tough deadline

Beverly Hills-based Taste of Nature was all set last spring to launch its new Cookie Dough Bites at Chicago's All Candy Expo in June. There was just one small problem: The company hadn't settled on a package.
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New pack saves money for Oral-B

Gary Bentrim, manufacturing engineer for Oral-B's Iowa City, IA, manufacturing plant, disclosed that its new clamshell pack for the CrossAction(TM) toothbrush is more than a technological marvel (see Packaging World, Feb.
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Source-tagging benefits analyzed

Manufacturers and big-name retailers like Wal-Mart, Kmart and The Home Depot convened to discuss source tagging benefits at the twice-yearly Source Tagging Council meeting on January 7 and 8.
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Young package forms grow beyond specialty niches

Two relatively new packaging forms--stand-up flexible pouches and non-round composite canisters--are expanding their application horizons and finding a measure of consumer acceptance at retail.
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P&G detergents 'big' on convenience

In August, several varieties of liquid laundry detergents from Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) began appearing on store shelves in the biggest retail package yet.
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Wraparound labels permit quick delivery

To meet seasonal market demands, Danbury, CT-based Prestone Products Corp. began offering its De-Icer in areosol cans decorated with oriented polypropylene wraparound labels in addition to litho-printed cans.

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