Single-use dosing. GSK's system is equipped with peristaltic pumps for biopharma products and processing highly active substance
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GlaxoSmithKline increases production efficiency with custom filling system

Single-use dosing system eliminates risk of cross-contamination and speeds production start-up time.
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FLAVOR-PACKED. Several different flavors of the coconut patties are cartoned using the new automated system.
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Candy maker sweetens cartoning efficiencies

Installation of automatic carton erecting and closing equipment improves production rates and cuts costs.
FOOD FLURRY. This robot feed placer's integral vision system quickly locates organic food bars with extreme accuracy, placing th
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Robotic automation raises the bar for organic food packaging

To meet growing consumer demand for its line of nutritious food bars, Organic Food Bar, Corona, CA, teamed with Bosch Packaging Technology to install three new packaging machines selected to meet the company’s high output demands while maintaining its stringent commitment to sustainability and a reduced carbon footprint.
HIGH-SPEED. Each flow wrapper delivers 1,000 pieces/min. (above).
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Candy maker cranks up packaging speeds

 Piedmont Candy installs seven flow wrappers to accommodate growing product demand.
band sealer. Pictured is the interior of the B-500 continuous hand sealer with its heating and cooling bars and Teflon bands.
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Bag sealer boosts loose-leaf tobacco sales

A compact, flexible bag-sealing system enables Farmer’s Tobacco of Kentucky to enter the roll-your-own market. Solution minimizes costs and labor for startup product.
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Pack Expo Selects narrowed to 13 finalists

Exhibitors' most innovative commercial packages will be on display.
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On-line printing brings efficiency to Allpack

A new blister-pack line at pharmaceutical contract packaging firm Allpack in Basel, Switzerland, is notable for its use of on-line UV-cured flexo printing of foil lidstock.
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Smart feeding

Erecting paperboard trays manually was labor-intensive, and existing tray overwrappers were inefficient. Automated packaging equipment rides to the rescue.
PROTECTIVE PACKAGING. The servo-driven wrapper (above) surrounds each 6-count cannoli shell tray with extrusion-laminated COPP f
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Improving product throughput and shelf life

Cannoli manufacturer reaps sweet rewards by installing horizontal flowwrapping and bag-sealing equipment to replace manual operations.
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Flexible system masters hard-to-handle product

Stretch Island Fruit expands and automates packaging operations.
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High-speed unit-dose line brightens Dey

A unit-dose vial line at Dey, L.P., Napa, CA, paid for itself in its first four months of use. From Sigpack Systems, the new line produces individually wrapped unit-dose vials printed with lot number and expiration date.
Slugs of Ginger Nuts in clear, cold-seal film move from rotary wheel transfer.
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Ginger Nuts go for an upgrade

Higher throughput with reduced labor costs is among the paybacks gained by United Biscuits since the firm automated its Ginger Nuts biscuit line in Carlisle, England.See video
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Appliance maker chooses Sonoco as package partner

BSH Home Appliances Corp., Huntington Beach, CA, has entered into a five-year packaging supply agreement with Sonoco. BSH, a joint venture of Robert Bosch and Siemens AG for home appliances, makes premium laundry, cooking and dishwashing appliances for the North American market.
Espoma's new robotic  palletizer handles the output of three packaging lines. The newest line is for plastic bundles (above) of
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Espoma grows new bag line

New side-gusseted, flat-bottom plastic bags at plant food maker Espoma necessitate a new robotic palletizer, stretch-wrap bundler, and bag sealer.See video
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Gillette tries a tear strip

Introduced this summer, Boston-based Gillette Co.'s resealable package for all disposable razors utilizes a pressure-sensitive tape reclosure system from Sealstrip (Boyertown, PA).
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Recloseable feature 'snaps' onto Herr Foods' pretzel pack

At Snaxpo 2002, held February 16-19 in Chicago, Packaging World spotted printed prototype flexible film bags for Herr’s 22-oz Sourdough Bite Size Hard Pretzels that included the Easy Snap™ closure system.
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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.
New insecticide appearing this month uses stand-up packaging with glitzy eight-color flexo printing to lure consumers. A die cut
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Insecticide debuts in 'killer' packaging

GardenTech launches 10-lb stand-up bags of Over ‘n Out in a three-piece display-ready case with a stand-out four-color design.
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NECCO mints in a snap

New high-intensity Ultra mints from NECCO (New England Confectionery Co.), reached national retail stores in June packed in a 4½-oz, 1.7-mil polypropylene bag with a laminated cast PP snap closure.
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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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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New double-bag system in Japan

An unusual double-bag system is being used for delivery of liquid for enteral nutrition in various Japanese hospitals. The system includes an aseptically filled inner Elopouch® bag, the kind often used for UHT milks.