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TAPPI and Pack Expo to link

Some logistics changes are being planned for the link planned between attendees of Pack Expo International in Chicago and the End Users Committee meeting at SuperCorr, the corrugated packaging show.
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TAPPI end-user roundtable to link with Pack Expo

The End-User Committee of the Technical Assn. of the Paper and Pulp Industry will interface with corrugated paperboard people in Chicago for Pack Expo, Nov. 7 to 11, via a Virtual Classroom connection.
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Q&A: Corrugated's role in RFID

Andy Kerr(above) is a Development Technician specializing in corrugated packaging at Eastman Kodak, and he’s been re-elected chairman of the End User Advisory Committee at the Technical Assn. of the Pulp and Paper Industry. Here, Andy talks about the RFID program held recently at TAPPI’s October conference in Dallas.
he camera vision sensor inspects lids as they are conveyed down the packaging line at Alltrista.
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Machinery with a vision

As machine vision technology becomes more reliable and cost-effective, manufacturers will begin finding it easier to integrate into their packaging lines.
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The Conference at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003

A comprehensive three-day seminar organized into concurrent sessions each day, this conference is packed with information about the world of packaging.
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Companies

McCormick & Co., Inc.
Kodak yellow is a strong visual brand identifier for the individual multipacks it sells to club stores (left) and in creating di
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Effective packaging for club stores

New materials, new configurations, and new graphics are all available to companies who want to sell into club stores.
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Conference at Pack Expo features 50-plus speakers

Produced by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, the Conference at Pack Expo runs from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 6. Here’s the line-up. For session abstracts, go to http://pei2002.packexpo.com.
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High-pressure washdown metal detector

Thermo Electron’s Goring Kerr (Markham, Ontario, Canada) introduces what it claims is the world’s very first food and beverage metal detection system that is impervious to high-pressure washdown.
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Are packaging jobs secure?

How will packaging jobs hold up to recession, consolidation from mergers and acquisitions, and the war against terrorism? Packagers respond via an exclusive Packworld.com survey.
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Phone conference focuses on vendor consolidation

Eastman Kodak has saved “double-digit” percentages on corrugated costs since it consolidated its suppliers from 14 to two serving the headquarters Rochester, NY, production facilities.
Craig Reichel admires freshly sliced apples that have just been loaded into trays thermoformed on used, rebuilt equipment.
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Rebuilt gear means speed to market

Beginning with two metal detector/checkweighers and moving quickly to htf/f/s machinery, Reichel Foods has had a positive experience with rebuilt packaging equipment.
Jack Mazur (left) and Matt Brennecke, both regional sales managers of All-Fill, Inc. (Exton, PA), have received "Salesman of the
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Appointments, promotions

—FoxJet (Arlington, TX): Jim Barbone, gen. mgr.
Dorner Mfg. Corp. (Hartland, WI) has moved its mfg. and administrative operations to a 144,000 sq' headquarters facility in the
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Relocations, expansions

Sicht-Pack Hagner GmbH (Nyack-on-Hudson, NY) has opened its first North American polyester film line in Spartanburg, SC, under the name of Hagner Future Film 2000.
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Relocations, expansions

Ramsey Technology (Minneapolis, MN), has changed its name to Thermo Ramsey as part of a new corporate identity strategy; Goring Kerr (Minneapolis, MN) has changed its name to Thermo Goring Kerr; Allen Coding Systems (Minneapolis, MN) has changed its name to Thermo Allen Coding USA.
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Adding a 'leg' to the corrugated industry stool

Packaging World Editor report on SuperCorr 2000, a late October show and conference in Atlanta sponsored by a paper Expo association and an organization of corrugated converters.
Mankovich, Anheuser-Busch
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Can a reduced supplier base cut costs?

Consolidation of supplier companies continues, and manufacturers themselves are working to reduce the number of companies from which they buy. Some see this as stifling innovation, however.
Kirksey
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Club stores driving corrugated changes

Warehouse membership stores are one of the primary drivers of change in corrugated packaging. Here’s how some major manufacturers are coping.
Mankovich
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Improving paper specs in China

Anheuser-Busch and Eastman Kodak have found that Chinese corrugated paper needs to yield better performance.
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Packaging suppliers, more or less

As you’ve doubtlessly seen by now, this April issue of Packaging World comes with a bonus, a supplement called Net Sourcing. Produced by PW editors under the guidance of Dave Newcorn, director of new media, this publication is devoted to exploring how manufacturers can purchase packaging materials and machines via the Internet.
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Welch Foods launches coated PET bottle

Coated monolayer PET bottles are replacing glass for 16-juice drinks, juice cocktails and 100% juices. FDA-approved coating is said to cost less than multilayer barrier bottles. The heat-set PET bottles will be sold in vending and C-store channels nationwide.
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Welch tries plastic for hot-fill jams and jellies

Welch Foods is now testing a heat-set, hot-fillable jar made of polyethylene terephthalate for 32-oz jars of jelly and jam. The Concord, MA, firm is mum on the location and duration of the test.
After cups are filled, they index to a station where plastic lidding is heat-sealed to the containers (right), before an overcap
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Renovation reaps rewards for yogurt maker

New cup filling, accumulating, coding, cartoning and case packing equipment help Stonyfield Farm double yogurt capacity at its Londonderry, NH, headquarters facility.
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Pre-made bags bring consistency

For a more consistent look for its line of frozen Mexican foods, Ruiz Food Products of Dinuba, CA, is using the Promobag(TM) from Robbie Mfg. (Lenexa, KS).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Kerr Group (Lancaster, PA) has reached an agreement with its union work force within the Lancaster, PA, operations.
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Plastic pleases Mrs. Butterworth's

Mrs. Butterworth's® 24-oz syrup moved from glass to a three-layer polypropylene bottle starting August 2. This change is the first step in a national plan to phase out glass completely in all Mrs.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Kerr Group, Inc., (Lancaster, PA): Robert Anthony Fenno, vp, gen. mgr., Pharmaceutical Packaging Group.
Natrel?s St. Laurent, Quebec, plant?s sophisticated UHT processing/aseptic filling line includes three separate rinsing machines
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HDPE-bottled dairy beverages 'milk' 90-day shelf life

Canadian dairy products marketer Natrel is the first North American user of an ultra-high-temperature processing/aseptic filling line. The process permits Natrel to launch single-serve milks and shakes with a 90-day refrigerated shelf life.
After caps are applied, jars pass through an induction sealer (left) that secures a foil liner to the 63-mm finish. The clos
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Seneca sets its sights on plastic

Seneca Foods was among the first to convert from glass to hot-fillable plastic jars for applesauce. Now it fills both glass and plastic containers on essentially the same line.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

In order to accommodate its planned growth in pharmaceutical closures and bottles, Kerr Group, Inc. (Lancaster, PA) will establish a Pharmaceutical Packaging Business Unit based in Lancaster, PA.
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Child-resistant packaging

Producers of child-resistant packaging are invited to submit their product names for an index list to be included in the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) revision of D 3475, Standard Classification of Child-Resistant Packages.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Kerr Group, Inc. (Lancaster, PA) has purchased Friendly & Safe Packaging Systems (St. Mary's, GA) from the Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (Cleveland, OH).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Better Packages (Shelton, CT): Frank Beil, field sales mgr., Eastern region; Robin Kerr, field sales mgr., Western region.
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Veryfine grabs for added sales with new bottles

The latest hot-filled plastic bottle from Veryfine has a unique grip molded into the sidewalls just above the top of the colorful full-wrap film label.
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Innovations in plastics help foods flourish

Pinched-grip PET, an innovative pastry bag, a take-out bag for chicken, foamed CPET, and barrier beer bottles and food containers all win DuPont awards.
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Innovations in plastics help foods flourish

Pinched-grip PET, an innovative pastry bag, a take-out bag for chicken, foamed CPET, and barrier beer bottles and food containers all win DuPont awards.
The bowl is thermoformed from a three-layer sheet that includes a proprietary sealant layer that ensures seal integrity yet stil
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Caito says, 'We'll do it ourselves'

This Indianapolis produce wholesaler is breaking into a whole new market segment as it brings its 12-oz Fresh Line fruit bowls to supermarket produce departments in the Midwest.
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Paper companies wax eloquent about wax separation process

A new patented process that separates wax from corrugated cases is designed to make wax-coated boxes recyclable, and to provide supplemental fiber for paper mills.
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Paper companies wax eloquent about wax separation process (sidebar)

'Reverse-cleaning' separates wax from fiber
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Supplier news: International agreements

Ramsey-Thermo Sentron (Minneapolis, MN) has agreed to acquire Goring Kerr (Windsor, U.K.), Best Inspection (Welwyn, Garden City, U.K.) and Allen Coding & Marking Systems (Redditch, U.K.) from Smiths Industries PLC (London, England, U.K.).
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Multi-panel coupon label touts sweepstakes

Ott Food Products used a pressure-sensitive, multi-panel coupon label and a special cap liner on its bottled dressings and barbecue sauces to promote the hottest tourist destination in its marketing area.
The label from the Just Pik?t brand emphasizes the juice is not pasteurized but rather frozen when it?s fresh
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Donnybrook over spring brooks (sidebar)

Putting the squeeze on fresh fruit juice
Sanitation measures in the HEPA-filtered packaging room include full garb, mask and boots for the operator, who also passes thro
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Nature's Pleasures launches fresh-cut apple slic es

This processor may not be the first to package apple slices in an extended shelf-life MAP format. But management believes its technology gives it an edge over those who pioneered the concept.
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Deep skirt delivers strong shelf impact

When El Paso Chile Co. of El Paso, TX, started shipping its dips and salsa, it used a conventional continuous-thread closure on its glass jar. Its chief appeal was a deep skirt that allowed room for plenty of graphics.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Kerr Group, Inc. (Lancaster, PA) and Josef Wischerath GmbH (Pulheim, Germany) have entered a joint marketing agreement.
Cups are denested and sent into the packaging line by two rotary cup feeders, each of which holds 20 stacks of 50 nested cups.
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The king of cups

Start-up company Dr. McDougall's Right Foods had lofty targets for packaging speed and accuracy. So it invested heavily in sophisticated packaging equipment before it even had a product ready for the marketplace.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graseby Goring Kerr (Elmhurst, IL): Erik Brainard, X-ray sales mgr.
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Regaining economies of scale in glass

If Lipton's new paperboard container is the showpiece innovation, the tea maker's engineers helped pay for it with a quiet consolidation of its glass containers for iced tea products.
Originally a stock flint bottle was used (above). Currently the cobalt blue bottle is available in four sizes (top), one of them
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Skyy gets it right

U.S. made (and proud of it) Skyy vodka comes in a striking blue bottle that's starting to make its mark in restaurants, bars, and liquor stores across the country.