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Sample packs. AccuDial's liquid OTC cough and cold pediatric med bottles include a two-part rotating label, plastic-packed dosin
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AccuDial spins children's liquid medication dosing into the 21st Century

AccuDial’s inner and outer labels provide parents and caregivers information to precisely dose their child based on weight, not age.
SIGNATURE BRAND. Summer Garden Food Manufacturing's inventive new plant and packaging lines produce products such as the company
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Summer Garden Food unveils the 'secret sauce'

An Ohio sauce maker’s unconventional approach integrates a green manufacturing facility with an efficient filling and packaging line—and sales are up more than 15%.
GRAB-AND-GO CONVENIENCE. Stand-up pouches with bright graphics and a number of grab-and-go convenience features have replaced li
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Pouch format is 'baby food 2.0

A stand-up pouch capped by a large reclosable and tamper-evident closure is a packaging format in which The Nest Collective has a lot of confidence.
HIGH-SPEED CHECKWEIGHING. The XS1 checkweigher (above) helps contract packager Quality Packaging Specialists produce a variety o
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Checkweigher delivers healthy packaging results

Used primarily for dietary supplement multipacks, a new checkweigher helps PA-based contract packer Quality Packaging Specialists meet quality demands with accuracy and at high line speeds.
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Esio Beverage attracts a co-packer--without a product

Groundbreaking pouch beverage system was merely an idea. But Esio landed the right partner, with the right equipment, through a shared imagination of ‘what could be.’
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New pouched waters for New Year

Hydropouch enhanced water beverages develops mock-up pouches for a 2009 launch.
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Rotary hot-air bag sealers elevate operating efficiencies

Contract packer installs four units to accommodate high-speed, high-production demands of major paper products manufacturer.
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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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Pouch system blazes new beverage trail

A unique flexible-pouch package is an essential component of the new Esio hot/cold drink system for home or office. To supply final, filled product, the package provider adds complete co-packing capabilities.
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The power of a label: customization on a small scale

Changing labels quickly on small-batch product runs is an ideal job for the flexible lines of a contract packager, as Seattle, WA-based Made in Washington Stores (MIW) learned.
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'Add-ons' inject luster into Rochester's packaging 'gem'

As consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies become leaner, they’re making the value of each expense earn its place on the balance sheet.
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Sleeved cups are f'REAL

 F’REAL changes from preprinted to sleeved custom cups for its frozen dairy products.
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Oxy-Dry earns Superior rating from AIB

Oxy-Dry Blends, Addison, IL, has received a Superior rating from the American Institute of Baking for the 10th consecutive year.
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Hayzlett a top B2B marketer

BtoB magazine has named Jeffrey Hayzlett one of its best marketers of 2007.
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Brecon betters blister packing

Both thermoforming and cold-forming of foil are routinely done on this new and highly versatile blister-pack line at contract packager Brecon Pharmaceuticals in Wales.
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Espoma pulls trigger on sleeve-labeled bottle

Recognized for plastic-bagged natural plant foods, this lawn-and-garden firm introduces Earth-tone pesticides in a sleeve-labeled PET trigger-spray bottle.
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WD-40 stays best in class by focusing on what it does best

San Diego company is a product developer and marketer. It keeps operations lean by purchasing finished goods from co-packers, who drive package filling and production.
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Variable manufacturing in a time-sensitive world

A highly mobile plant floor, innovative communications approach, and flexible work force have Praxis Packaging thriving in western Michigan’s life sciences corridor. 
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Flexible lines and a fixation on efficiency pack a powerful one-two punch at Toll Packaging

‘You have to think about efficiency in new ways,’ says Gerry Donley, president. This co-packer’s tactics include equipment retrofitting and finding new ways to reflect customers’ instructions in production quickly and accurately.
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The ice boxes cometh with repackaged clarity

Boxed trays of premium ‘shelf-stable ice’ as purified water receive a primary and secondary packaging revision.
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New report has Rx for drug packaging

Institute of Medicine wants more unit-dose packaging and clearer copy on product labels.
DISPENSING ACTUATOR. Lake Consumer Products' line of three colorful Beyond Fresh Intimates feminine hygiene products are sold in
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CP's eleventh-hour remedies work for Wal-Mart

Lake Consumer Products establishes new filling line to deliver innovative feminine hygiene package for the retail giant.
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Sleeve labels boost new Disney line

Five popular Disney characters come to life in the new line of Sun Pals tanning lotions and sprays from No-Ad Suncare of Miami Gardens, FL. The 6-oz squeezable bottles, which retail for about $9.00, are decorated with 2-mil PETG heat-shrinkable film labels from Ameri-Seal (www.ameri-seal.com).
SHRINK WRAPPING. Film is applied in register by this single-curtain shrink wrapper/tunnel combination system, whose small footpr
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Print-registered film wrapper brings co-packer new business

As the demand for multipacks of multiflavored aseptic juice boxes continues to grow, this contract packager invests in machinery to keep up with the trend.
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Millstone enhances CP division

Millstone Medical Outsourcing has expanded its contract packaging division through recent investments that include a new Particulate Monitoring System, a second Omni 2000 Branson Ultrasonic Cleaning System, a class 100 laminar flow hood, and a nitric acid-passing system.
An on-cap shrink-sleeve label on laundry detergent bottles increases amount of packaging space available to P&G to introduce a l
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Coming clean with

The goal was a distinctive label for a Tide detergent sub-brand. Multi-Color and Quick Pak succeeded because they innovated—and they backed up their claims.
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Dual jar tops the competition

Barilla’s Restaurant Creations pasta sauces stack up well against the competition. Thanks to the unitized, stacked jar approach, the products are billed as a new, revolutionary way to offer restaurant-quality pasta sauce at home.
A decorated cap provides additional marketing impact 
in the store. The shrink-sleeve label is robust enough 
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P&G extends branding to cap, meeting tight launch timetable

Distinctive on-cap shrink-sleeve label clarifies new product varieties in cross-promotion for Tide with Febreze while also passing rigorous production-line requirements.
An on-cap shrink-sleeve label on laundry detergent bottles increases amount of packaging space available to P&G to introduce a l
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P&G extends branding to cap, meeting tight launch timetable

Distinctive on-cap shrink-sleeve label clarifies new product varieties in cross-promotion for Tide with Febreze while also passing rigorous production-line requirements.
New cartoning equipment helps Anderson Packaging accommodate the challenging tolerances of cartons such as these from TAP Pharma
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CP's custom cartoner handles challenging carton

New equipment helps pharmaceutical contract packager meet its customer demands and stay within its budget.
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Contract packager focuses on pharmaceuticals

Anderson Packaging is a contract packager dedicated to pharmaceutical and healthcare applications. Justin Schroeder, marketing and business development manager for the Rockford, IL-based CP, discusses key issues and trends facing his company, and that of Anderson’s customers.
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Topps cards first use of security package

The first commercial application for Colbert Packaging’s BlisterGuard® security package are for packs containing collector cards marketed by Topps, Inc., New York.
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PLA 'milks' new market

Sustainable packaging is a hot and growing trend. Recently, BIO—TA Brands of America introduced water bottles made of polylactide (PLA) (see packworld.com/go/c123).
The first step in the K-one process is to place a corrugated tray on a pallet and hang a plastic bag from the K-one collar.
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Kellogg invents a new bulk-pack format

Kellogg Co. of Battle Creek, MI, is reaping packaging material cost savings of about 70% since it implemented the K-one™ bulk packaging system in most of its U.S. cereal plants. See video
The first step in the K-one process is to place a corrugated tray on a pallet and hang a plastic bag from the K-one collar.
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Kellogg invents a new bulk-pack format

Prompted by a growing need to move cereal to where packaging assets are already in place, Kellogg engineers came up with a whole new spin on bulk packaging. See video
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Film 'doubles up' for dishwashers

A water-soluble film from Monosol, LLC is providing the carrier for a dual-compartment pack for Procter & Gamble’s Cascade for automatic dishwashers.
Carton blanks are opened and bottom-sealed on each of the six mandrels on a wheel within the aseptic machine. This occurs in thr
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Phanner grows with gable-top cartons

Resealable screw caps on gable-top cartons provide ease of use for a variety of beverages filled at Pfanner’s plant in Lauterach, Austria. See video
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Boxed wine aims high

Black Box Wines uses inside-the-box thinking to redefine packaging for super-premium wines in the United States.
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WD-40 blasts into wider coverage

Long used to having its namesake product fix squeaks in tight places, the WD-40 Co. also knows some things need a wide spray of the lubricant.
Gift box blanks are conveyed into centerfolded film formed into a tube by this angled inverting head.
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Shrink wrapping shines at Platinum Packaging

New automatic feeding and shrink-wrapping equipment at this Gurnee, IL, contract packager adds capacity to collate and wrap gift boxes, calendars, and other specialty items.See video
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2-in-1 packs 'TAP' Rx simplicity

Prevacid NapraPAC™ in two strengths is available from TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc., Lake Forest, IL.
At left, the vtf/f/s machine at the DreamPak plant is used for both contract packaging, as well as the creation of the company's
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Following a dream

Thanks to two new vtf/f/s machines, entrepreneur Dr. Aly Gamay was able to expand his cheese processing and flavoring businesses to include nutraceuticals, snacks for kids, and contract packaging, too.See in-plant video
Private-label frozen fish fillets in stand-up pouches (right) were designed for Pathmark's newer upright freezer cases (above) w
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Seafood stands tall for Pathmark

Packaging for private-label frozen seafood responds to consumer need for convenience and appeal.
Lance's actual display pallet (right) has often gained premium store position at club stores.
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Effective packaging for club stores (sidebar)

Lance repacks for floor display
Near the end of the line, hot melt ink-jet coding marks each case with lot and date code information.
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New equipment fuels winery's growth

This Napa winery knows that only by investing in new packaging machinery can it become the outsourcing solutions leader in the global wine industry.See in-plant video
In GBF's semi-automatic packaging line, boxes are set up automatically (right) then loaded with literature before the components
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Improved coding of medical kits

New ink-jet coder prints better while it saves money over previous coder for diagnostic test kits that need to be trackable.
The one-piece book-style carton's fifth panel unfolds (left and opposite) to reveal the information-laden copy, which was an alt
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Crest 'books' info-paneled carton

In a novel approach, a carton’s informational fold-out fifth panel enlightens users about the benefits of Crest Whitestrips.
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.
Backside view shows the cam-operated platforms under each bottle that raise and lower during the filling cycle to minimize splas
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HBA filler's range speaks volumes

A ‘showcase’ 18-station filler at Stanford Personal Care fills products from watery to pastes at a rate of 180/min with an accuracy of 0.3%. See in-plant video
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HBA filler's range speaks volumes (sidebar)

A showcase filler detailed
Bags leaking and long lead times led No Pudge! Foods' Lindsay Frucci to switch from bags (below, far left) to a bag-in-box confi
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New pack helps No Pudge! Foods fatten sales

A paperboard carton that offers on-shelf differentiation and an inner plastic bag that doesn’t leak help No Pudge! Foods’ natural brownie mix sales soar.
The rotary filler (top) is driven by a motor capable of handling Robson's viscous spun honey. A slight indentation in each bottl
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Robson's assembles a honey of a line

Filling, capping and labeling jars of honey by hand was too slow at this Arizona honey maker, especially with new markets on the horizon. Automated machinery was the answer
On the FBM 20 hf/f/s pouch machine, printed film is side-sealed (below left) as it indexes from left to right. In the "duplex" m
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Pouch machinery fills versatility needs

Hf/f/s pouch equipment reduces material waste and ups speed for California Redi-Date. The contract packager plans to employ a similar machine to add versatility.
California Redi-Date employs zippers (inset) with an extra-wide offset flange that's said to provide an increased gripping area
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Contract packer 'zips' into stand-up pouches

Customers like Dole help contract packer California Redi-Date grow its stand-up pouch business. Resealable zippers work well with pouch-making equipment and provide easy opening and reclosing.