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Soccer fans may get a kick out of new beer can

SABMiller to introduce a can with a full-aperture end for the World Cup tournament. It’s recyclable, and it transforms the can into a convenient drinking cup.
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Toblerone anniversary packs shimmer with foil

Swiss converter uses high-speed foil-stamping equipment for limited-edition packaging that celebrates Toblerone’s 100th anniversary with a burst of fireworks graphics.
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Drying up moisture difficulties

 Brewer installs high-speed blowers and air knives to cut capping and labeling problems.
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Woven-mesh film bags are purr-fect for pet food

Innovative converting process results in a woven-mesh film bag that is durable, attractive, and economical for pet-food producer American Nutrition.
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Completing a controls upgrade

Shrink wrap machine manufacturer maximizes machine design flexibility with centralized PC-based controls and industrial Ethernet.
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Unilever gets a boost from Robotics

 Quick-change versatility and a boost in throughput are two of the benefits gained since a four-robot packaging cell was installed at this Unilever meat plant in Germany.
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A 'key' improvement

One of the biggest improvements for Martin’s latest pair of thermal-transfer coders installed in fall 2006 is also among the smallest in size.
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Martin's makes ink and coding concerns disappear

Thermal-transfer printers on baggers at Martin’s snacks improve legibility and accuracy, lower labor costs, and provide coding flexibility.
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Pouch-in-pouch earns FPA's top honor

Retorted pouch-within-a-pouch from Wyeast Labs protects sensitive yeast products to gain two golds and highest achievement honors in FPA's annual awards recognizing the best in flexible packaging.
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Frozen treat tube mimics energy drink can

Hershey's Ice Cream cobrands with Banzai energy drink manufacturer Swanel Beverages Inc. to create Banzai Energy Ice in a 4-oz squeeze tube.
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Barrier pouches protect sensitive yeast products

Wyeast Laboratories, Hood River, OR, a leading producer of pure liquid yeast products (fermentation cultures) for beer and wine making, has introduced 50-mL and 125-mL retortable stand-up pouch packaging for its home brewers and vintners line of products.
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Triple-gusset stand-up pouch

DuPont Awards’ 19th editionThe 19th annual DuPont Awards Competition once again shines the spotlight on innovation in packaging. From 135 entries, 26 packs received awards.
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Sauces debut in retorted, microwaveable stand-up pouches at FMI

Also at FMI, McCormick & Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, served up a new line of shelf-stable finishing sauces in 5-oz retorted, microwaveable stand-up pouches supplied by Ampac Flexibles-Converted Products (www.ampaconline.com), a unit of Ampac Packaging, LLC.
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Pouch eases dispensing of ice-melt crystals

In ice-melting products, packaging’s role merely has been as a product container. Day Saver Ice Enemy takes packaging in the category to the next level with a pouch from Flex Pack USA that includes a pouring spout and ergonomic handle to make pouring easier.
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FPA Silver Award Winners, continued

This is a continuation of the FPA Silver Award winners...
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Pouch pours like a jug

Orlando, FL-based DampRid Inc. is evaluating the introduction of Day Saver-brand Ice Enemy concentrated ice melter for nationwide distribution next winter.
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FPA Silver Award Winners, continued

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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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Nutrient-enhanced waters debut in PET bottles

BooKoo Beverages, Inc., Addison, TX, has added four new nutrient-enhanced waters—Rebound, MMMMulti, Bookoo C, and Inner G—to its product line.
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Case sealer handles eggs with care

Midwest Poultry, North Manchester, IN, relies on a Marq Model HPR random top-and-bottom case sealer for “eggcellent” reliability. See video
Thirty laser coders are spread evenly across three Midwest Poultry plants' including its main facility.
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'Eggsact' carton coding

Midwest Poultry’s 30 laser coders improve ease of use, efficiency, and uptime while etching a precise, permanent mark. See video
Packaging supervisor Dee Chiodo holds a bag under a funnel for seed filling. By depressing a foot pedal, she releases weighed se
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S&G weighs in on seeds

New triple-pan weighing system allows seed packager S&G Flowers to reduce labor costs and lower product giveaway of valuable flower and vegetable seeds.
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AIMCAL winners shine

Canada Bread and Celplast won Package of the Year in the annual competition of AIMCAL. But other packs were also honored.
It's almost impossible to tell any difference between the three blister packs that make up the Perfect Glue line, but the glues
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Container, closure, and package make Perfect Glue

Macco Adhesives introduces three new household adhesives in a variety of containers, but all with similar overpackaging.
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Rexall revitalizes packaging

Rexall Sundown, Boca Raton, FL, last December unveiled a series of consumer-friendly packaging improvements for cartoned bottles of its Osteo Bi-Flex caplets for joint health care.
Leonard Cole (above left), North York plant manager, and Nick Boragina, Concord plant manager, display cartons of IQF product at
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See Janes run

New folding-carton erecting and sealing equipment improves efficiency and lowers labor and material costs for two Janes Family Foods plants in Canada.See in-plant video
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
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'Flex' handle gives High Falls packs a lift

High Falls Brewing Co., Rochester, NY, has improved the carrying handle for its multipacks of glass-bottled beer brands such as Genesee and J.W.
Coupling that connects the servo motor to the pick-and-place carriage can be seen onboard the case packer at the very top of the
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Coupling smooths packer's pick-and-place motion

Servo motor coupling provides smooth and accurate pick-and-place motion in a case packer at Jersey Juice.