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New Coke plant designed with future in mind
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New Coke plant designed with future in mind

A new state-of-the-art plant for Coca-Cola Bottling Company United in Baton Rouge, LA, includes four packaging lines that meet the needs of today while being flexible enough to accommodate future growth.
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Retort lines launch latte business
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Retort lines launch latte business

New retort lines for milk-based beverages allow processed cheese and dip co-manufacturer/packer Berner Food to build up off-season business and double output.
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PET line brings capacity, flexibility to Coke plant
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PET line brings capacity, flexibility to Coke plant

Anchored by a blow/fill/cap Combi system, this new line handles three bottle sizes and reaches 32,000 bottles/hr on 1.5-L bottles. Just two 'pilots' are required to guide it.
Packaging philosophies guide AFP through stormy economic seas
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Packaging philosophies guide AFP through stormy economic seas

By modifying used packaging machinery and combining production runs, American FlexPack cost-effectively produces single-use packs for its customers.
New machines makes stand-up and fin-seal pouch-making quick and easy
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New machines makes stand-up and fin-seal pouch-making quick and easy

Randy Uebler, general manager of KHS Bartelt explains how the company’s new Innopouch K series pouching machine provides features that speed the manufacture and filling of a range stand-up and fin seal-style pouches for food, personal care, pharmaceutical, and other applications.
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Video: KHS high-speed tray packing
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Video: KHS high-speed tray packing

The Innopack TSP 080V from KHS is a high-speed tray and film packer with high efficiency rates. KHS guarantees a 98% increase in efficiency/customer. Booth #S-812.
Martens Brewery: Rinsing barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Rinsing barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Prior to filling, bottles are inverted and rinsed on equipment from KHS.
Martens Brewery: Depalletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Depalletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles

From storage, bottles are forklifted into a high-level depalletizer from KHS.
Martens Brewery: Palletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Palletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Empty bottles are automatically palletized on KHS equipment and then banded.
Martens Brewery: Full-bottle palletizer for barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Full-bottle palletizer for barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Bottles fan out into lanes and then are swept layer by layer onto pallets on equipment from KHS.
Martens Brewery: Transfer to full-bottle palletizing of filled, barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Transfer to full-bottle palletizing of filled, barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Shrink-wrapped six packs exit the wet room via a spiral conveyor that takes them to the infeed of the full- bottle palletizer, supplied by KHS.