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Small, unstable cylindrical packages can be challenging for shrink-sleeve applications.
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Shrink-sleeving small cylindrical packages

Cosmetics producer installs specially engineered system to upgrade shrink-sleeve labeling efficiencies.
ROTARY FILLER. The new 54-head rotary filling system (left) can handle hot or cold filling, and its design has greatly simplifie
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Juice it up

A new rinsing, filling, and capping system helps one nutraceutical contract packager eliminate microbial growth and reduce product giveaway.
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Banding system increases packaging efficiencies

Sauce manufacturer boosts line speeds, cuts material costs, and economizes on plant floor space by installing three new tamper-band application units.
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Shrink labels pump up product security

Nutrex Research of Oviedo, FL, manufactures a line of encapsulated liquid anabolic workout formulas and fat burners that it markets on-line and through GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World, and other health food stores.
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Concentrated, bottled plant food cultivates convenience

At its facility in Fort Madison, IA, The Scotts Company is producing sleeved 4-packs and 2-packs of 16-oz plastic bottles of Miracle-Gro LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food.
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Salsas in 48-oz bottle twin-packs

In February 2007, San Antonio Farms, San Antonio, TX, began club-store marketing of double-packs of salsas in 48-oz-volume, six-layer PP/EVOH barrier jugs with .015” wall thickness and 82-g empty-bottle weight. Shelf life of the bottled salsa is 12 months. Average retail price of the salsa twin-packs is between $5.00 and $6.00.
The proprietary coextruded 8.5-oz soft-touch bottle is shown with its TE neckband.
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Salons to offer 'therapeutic' hair care

Coextruded bottles and tubes give a newly formulated line of hair care products their unique healthcare aura.
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Sleeve-labeled milk bottle makes a 'Happy Meal' for McDonald's

McDonald’s doubled its milk sales with last summer’s rollout of 8-oz milks in HDPE bottles. The switch from gable-top cartons prompted significant changes at participating dairies.
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Sleeve labels fly at White Rock

Late last year, Lewiston, ME-based White Rock Distilleries switched to full-body, shrink-sleeve labels for its 50-mL (far right in photo) line of glass-bottled premixed martinis and vodkas sold at retail and to airlines.
There are a trio of shrink banders on each of Peak Foods' two lines.
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Reaching Peak efficiency (sidebar)

Banding together
At the Ft. Dearborn facility where the Oberweis label is produced, pressman Tom Peters (left) and flexible packaging customer se
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Enhancing a brand with happy cows

Armed with a design concept statement that ‘happy cows give good milk,’ label converter Fort Dearborn Co. came up with labels that build brand equity for Oberweis Dairy.
The 24-valve filler (above) is enclosed in a chamber where overpressured sterile air keeps contamination out.
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Montaqua makes its move

This Montana water plant is poised to make a splash. A new line for PET bottles paves the way for much broader distribution.
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Peanut butter twin-pack spreads to market

Driven by a request from BJ’s Wholesale Club store chain customer, Everett, MA-based peanut butter and nut packer Leavitt Corp. in January began producing a two-pack of peanut butter that’s unitized in a printed polyvinyl chloride sleeve.
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Delivering for dairy

Oberweis Dairy’s investment in new filling, capping, labeling, conveying, bottle-packing, and shrink-wrapping machinery begins to pay off with the introduction of single-serve milks.
The labeler uses two parallel conveyors (below). In this photo, an open, toothbrush-filled case enters the machine from the conv
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Radius applies labeler to Fisher-Price application

Unusual new labeler at Radius Corp. closes a plastic case around a Fisher-Price toothbrush, then applies a TE label that wraps around three sides of the case.