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Snack portion olives 'packed loose without the juice'

“The pop-able olive that is unstoppable!” That’s how Plant City, FL, specialty food importer and distributor Mario Camacho Foods describes its new snack-size olive portions packed in portable, single-serve, stand-up pouches.
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Lakeside Foods steams ahead with stand-up pouches

The private-label vegetable packer offers its customers a new microwavable, self-venting format to replace steamable pillow packs.
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Skillet-meal pouches add impact to freezer case

Heinz serves up T.G.I. Friday's brand meals in convenient stand-up pouches.
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Laminated cereal bag is fully compostable

Marking its 20th year, the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation 2008 include a number of notable achievements in sustainable packaging.
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Jordans gains expertise in biopolymers

In 2007, Jordans, a leading cereal products company in the United Kingdom, announced the development of a new biodegradable bag for its organic products—a bag that is fully compostable in garden compost bins.
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Organic cereals boast compostable, laminated bag

Jordan's in the U.K. uses bags that are certified as compostable.
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Mascara dons customized, anodized packaging

It was developed in cooperation with the tube supplier Techpack (www.techpack.alcan.com) and high-volume anodized components design and color-matching expert Anomatic Corp. (www.anomatic.com).
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French vintner shakes things up

Traditional glass is but one of many options when it comes to packaging at France’s Boisset Vins & Spiritueux. PET is launched (right) and an aluminum bottle is on deck.
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Skin care products don fresh packaging

France-based skin care products company Yves Rocher debuts new tube and jar packaging for its Inositol Vegetal skin lotions to achieve greater differentiation on the store shelves.
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Extended label adds dimension on tube

Meguiar’s Scratch X Scratch & Swirl Remover for Autos took home 2005 Innovative Tube of the Year honors for its EasyTab extended label, which is atypical on tube labels.
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Authoritative, reassuring, easy dispensing

The Ted Klein Tube of the Year is Johnson & Johnson’s Skin Cracking Ointment, The 1” HDPE diameter tube, from Alcan Packaging Cebal, features a satin-matte coating to highlight graphics and the product description.
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FPA Silver Award Winners, continued

This is a continuation of the FPA Silver Award winners...
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FPA Silver Award Winners, continued

This is a continuation of the photos of the FPA Silver Award Winners...
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Silver Award Winners

PACKAGING EXCELLENCE SILVER AWARDSKiMs Polly Peanuts, 350g/Amcor FlexiblesDuPont Cool2go Wrap/DuPont Packaging and Industrial PolymersCryovac Saddle Pack Multi-Unit Vacuum Package for Fresh Chicken/Cryovac Food Packaging, Sealed Air Corp.
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Heinz UK serves up soups in barrier cups

Late last year, Heinz UK introduced a line of single-serve soups packaged in barrier plastic cups to markets in Spain and France.
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Hospital sterilization pouch

Autopak® is a three-ply structure from Alcan Packaging-Medical Flexibles Americas for in-hospital sterlization of products such as medical trays used for surgery.
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Reducing leaks in meat packs

ClearShield™ shrink bags developed by Alcan Packaging offer bone-in meat packagers an alternative to more traditional shrink film bags that need to incorporate “patches” or “caps” strategically applied to the bag exteriors to prevent bones from puncturing the film and creating package leaks.
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Easy-tear material garners Gold

Designed to replace cellophane in laminations for packaging prophylactics, Alcan Packaging-Medical Flexibles Americas’ Tear Anywhere™ (TA) film is a multilayer, coextruded substrate designed to perform with similar characteristics to competitive easy-tear films.
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Tube and NACD winners announced

Recently announced were the winners in this year’s Tubes of the Year competition, sponsored by The Tube Council, and in the Package of the Year Awards competition, sponsored by the National Association of Container Distributors.
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Clarification

On page 47 of Packaging World’s March coverage of the Flexible Packaging Association’s awards competition, the wrong image appeared with the description of the Autopak® Sterilization Pouch.
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FPA Silver Award winners

Winners of Silver Awards in the Flexible Packaging Assn.'s 2005 Achievement Awards...
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Non-foil 18-oz retort pouch provides microwaveability (sidebar)

Gold—Packaging ExcellenceTo help position its 18-oz Homestyle Express Asian Style Selections as highly consumer convenient, The Wornick Co.
A new robotic carton loader places wrapped breakfast sandwiches into cartons on this line at Odom's Tennessee Quality Foods' pla
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Odom's takes 'Tennessee Pride' in cartoning

New carton-forming and -closing equipment improve efficiency at Tennessee Quality Foods’ breakfast sandwich packing facility in Dickson, TN.
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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Varietals veer toward ROPP

For two years, iconoclastic winery Bonny Doon has been busy switching from cork to aluminum ROPP caps. Now the conversion is nearly complete.
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Fine-tuned film says 'cheese'

Alcan Packaging has introduced a film structure specifically tailored for certain cheeses like Swiss or Edam.
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Film innovation (sidebar)

Fighting mold in homes, as well as commercial and government buildings, is serious business. Now there’s a new tool for the fight: Moldgard™, a 15- to 17-micron cast nylon film that includes a proprietary antimicrobial material.
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Stonyfield opts for in-line tf/f/s

For four years, Stonyfield Farm filled its 4-oz YoBaby organic yogurts for babies and toddlers into injection-molded polypropylene cups, with six filled and lidded cups automatically unitized in a wraparound paperboard carton.
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Flexo saves for Butterkist popcorn bags

A shift from gravure printing to flexo by Alcan Packaging is now providing a cost savings for Monkhill Confectionery in England, a unit of Cadbury Trebor Bassett in Birmingham.
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Aspirin sachet wins competition

A high-barrier laminated sachet for a granular Aspirin Effect product from Bayer Vital, Leverkusen, Germany, was chosen as Foil Pack of the Year by the European Aluminum Foil Assn.
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Promo pouches packed with Bliss

When Unilever marketers in Ontario, Canada, needed a promotional mailer for samples of new Snuggle-brand liquid Botanical Bliss fabric softener, they had two key requirements.
Depending on the jar diameter, the robot selects one of six end-of-arm tool heads to pick up as many as 16 jars at once as they
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Robot reaches jar line in Puerto Rico

Automated system saves labor costs at Alcan Packaging by conveying skin-care jars from four molding machines to a four-axis robot that deftly palletizes them.
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Folgers packs a coffee house experience

An octagon-shaped high-density polyethylene canister is helping Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble’s Folgers-brand Café Latte deliver to retail markets a true coffee house experience.
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Have a drink with Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer Lite Half & Half is a new beverage that’s not just for thirsty golfers.
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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.