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Toad-Ally Snax specializes in the production of chocolate-coated pretzels and chocolate-drizzled caramel popcorn.
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Pretzel maker navigates new twists in packaging

Toad-Ally Snax installs pouch vf/f/s and case coder upgrades to accommodate growing product demand.
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Raw pet-food bag uses renewable, compostable materials

Flexible, reclosable pouch for raw dog food from Steve’s Real Food is made from renewable compostable materials and is ‘green from the zipper to the sealant.’
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Resealable carton debuts for sugar

‘Raw sugar’ brand Plantation becomes first to use a resealable carton format that incorporates a press-to-close feature.
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Smaller slider clip meets bacon brand's convenience, sustainability goals

In the crowded bacon aisle, Plumrose Foods found a way to add value to its 24-oz Plumrose Hearty Country Style Thicked-Sliced Bacon through packaging, while also meeting a senior management directive to reduce energy and package material usage.
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Big deli meat pouch packs

In the early 1990s, Land O’Frost, Inc., Lansing, IL, and Searcy, AR, was a pioneer in the implementation of flexible, resealable packaging for deli meats.
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Case study in automating the bagging of frozen meals

By automating the bagging of its frozen Asian entrées, Kahiki Foods reduces labor costs by 65%, without eliminating workers.
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Enhanced zipper supports cheese's positioning

Consumers equate product quality with package quality.
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Bite-sized dogs are in the bag

Oscar Mayer Mini Hot Dogs, in a compact, stand-up pouch, epitomize grab-and-go snacking.
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Better pack for Betta Foods

Betta Foods, Australia’s largest manufacturer of ice-cream cones and specialty confectionery products, is introducing a resealable feature on its Natural Real Fruit Flavored Liquorice AllSorts and Liquorice Bullets candy packages.
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Better pack for Betta Foods

Australia's Betta Foods introduces a resealable feature on its candy packages.
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In-line pouch forming saves time, labor

Japan-based specialty bread crumbs manufacturer FryStar has adopted an in-line form/fill/seal system for production of pillow pouch packaging with reclosable zippers.
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On-line pouch forming saves time, labor

Japan-based specialty bread crumbs manufacturer FryStar has adopted an in-line form/fill/seal system for production of pillow pouch packaging with reclosable zippers.
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Resealable ice bags heat up sales

Blue Keld, East Yorkshire, UK, a leading British producer of bottled waters and bagged ice cubes, has introduced Blue Keld Spring Water Premium Ice Cubes packaged in press-to-close, resealable one- and two-kg bags, incorporating zipper mechanisms supplied by Zip-Pak.
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Flexo-printed all-plastic pet food bags (sidebar)

Gold—Printing AchievementBulk 30-lb all-plastic bags for Lamb & Rice Medley dog food from Nature’s Variety, Lincoln, NE, are made of a three-layer extrusion lamination: 48-ga polyester/43-ga metallized polyester/sealant film layer.
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Recloseable MAP bags differentiate Farmer John's bacon

Farmer John Meats/Clougherty Packing Co., Los Angeles, CA, is marketing precooked bacon in a uniquely designed, contoured bag made of barrier film supplied by Curwood.
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'Meaty' developments (sidebar)

Reclosable 8-oz pouches of Danola Supreme Deli Classics sliced luncheon meat from Plumrose USA, East Brunswick, NJ, serve up a pair of innovations, winning Silver Awards for the opening technology and for the slider reseal feature.
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Zipper aids cereal packing productivity

New Zealand cereal maker shifts to packaging web with a pre-applied zipper to cut scrap and improve output.
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New vf/f/s packs poultry

With four new turnkey packaging systems from CMD Corp., Canadian poultry firm Maxi Canada Inc. attained both efficiency and reliability on four of its packaging lines.
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Zipper broadens ice bag's appeal

Arctic Glacier, a leader in the $2.5 billion North American packaged ice industry, was looking for a way to differentiate its Premium ice from other providers and increase retail sales. Management saw package reclosability as the answer.
The new vf/f/s systems at ConAgra Foods can produce either pillow-style packs or four-corner-sealed stand-up bags like these.
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New bagger's a boon to ConAgra

New four-corner-sealed vf/f/s bagger with transverse zipper technology offers dependability as well as materials savings for major international food manufacturer.
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Onions cry for resealable bag

Gills Onions is test marketing a resealable bag for four varieties of 10-oz sliced or diced onions. The Oxnard, CA-based company hopes the package will appeal to consumers brought to tears at the prospect of cutting the pungent vegetable.
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Bagger puts zip in radish packs

Radish grower moves from a semiautomatic bagging system using premade zipper bags to an automatic bagger with integrated transdirectional zipper system that automatically applies the zipper material across the film web.
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Printing that's best in class

Two stand-up pouches, a shrink-sleeve label, and a retro coffee bag boast printing that wowed FPA judges.
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Pouch-making par excellence

When Toronto-based MAC Cosmetics recently reformulated its Pro Lash mascara, management also executed a dramatic package redesign. Out went the carton, which is used almost universally for mascara products, and in came a custom-designed stand-up pouch.
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U.S. Sugar zips into reclosable bags (sidebar)

Zipper application is outsourced
U.S. Sugar, and its private-label brown and powdered sugar customers enjoy competitive differentiation with reclosable packs (ab
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U.S. Sugar zips into reclosable bags

Private-label sugar producer converts nearly all its customers to zippered flexible bags of powdered and brown sugars. The switch helps to double sales.
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Heinz speeds oval container to market (sidebar)

Heinz ‘Pounces’ on resealable pouch
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MAP for cooked ground beef

Inspired by bagged salad mixes, Farmland National Beef of Kansas City, MO, has launched three seasoned varieties of fully cooked ground beef in zippered bags with a 30-day refrigerated shelf life.
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Diners find film packs ideal for every meal course

From soups and salads to poultry, foods of all types become winners at the market—and in the 2000 Flexible Packaging Assn. competition.
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Non-food flexible packs devour awards

FPA recognizes a multilayer p-s ‘book’ label for cleaners, a plastic header bag, a resealable stand-up pouch, a high-barrier industrial wrap, formable and peelable webs for a medical package, and a CR reclosable bag for pharmaceuticals.