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Kuka Robotics appointed Joseph Campbell director of strategic alliances for North America and Timothy Arndorfer southwest region account manager.
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Sites

New or enhanced Web sites
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Synthetic labels

Fort Dearborn’s synthetic labels provide good print quality, high gloss, and added graphic impact, company says. Labels are more durable and moisture resistant, ideally suited for beverage applications.
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Shrink sleeve labeler/splicer combo

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: PDC Intl. (Norwalk, CT) displayed its Model R300 shrink labeler inline with a KTI (South Beloit, IL) Series JS butt splicer at Pack Expo.
Wheeled dollies (top) of reusable plastic crates filled with chilled foods are rolled through portal readers at the Tibbett & Br
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UK firms are out to shorten time to market

Sainsbury’s will soon implement a sophisticated RFID tag system to better manage its chilled foods distribution, while ICI Paints evaluates digital asset management.
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Cremora's switch to PET

Eagle Family Foods Inc.’s switch in packaging materials in its 1-kg size of Cremora powdered non-dairy creamer was the first move in an across-the-board transition.
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Appointments, promotions

The Frain Group (Addison, IL): David Eggleston, COO.—LPK (Cincinnati, OH): Jerry Kathman, president, CEO.—Terco (Bloomingdale, IL): Dennis Ahrens, president, replacing David Cull who has resigned.—Alvey Systems, Inc.
The innovative corrugated display holding 12 bottles of ReaLemonade concentrate is made of single-wall corrugated, but it offers
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Lemonade launch refreshed by innovative packaging

In launching the first major ReaLemon Brand® extension in 65-years, package designers at Eagle Family Foods brought plenty of creativity to the first shelf-stable lemonade concentrate.
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Tea labels push process printing

Six-color process printing results in deeper colors, higher resolution and more press efficiencies for Hansen's new line of ready-to-drink teas.
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Tea labels push process printing

Flexo moves toward six-color, too
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Sidewalk Cafe pack 'sticks' out

In Target department stores nationwide, Fullerton, CA-based Hunt-Wesson is testing 1-oz Slim Stick(TM) packs of Swiss Miss® Sidewalk Caf/® instant cappuccino in six-count cartons.
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Hansen's joins the trend toward PET

Attention-grabbing labels on heat-set bottles injection stretch/blow-molded of polyethylene terephthalate are helping Hansen's® Healthy Start(TM) juices get off to a healthy start in the marketplace.
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Square PET jar in a round hole

AC Humko has successfully fit a square peg in what ordinarily is a round hole on the store shelf. The Memphis-based firm's new plastic jar for non-dairy creamer is square while just about everyone else's is round.
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Clarification

In the March issue of Packaging World, a p. 36 story about a paint pouch marketed by Testor Corp. identified the flexible film structure incorrectly.
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Brighter label for baked beans

To differentiate its product in the supermarket aisle, Tri Valley Growers has changed to a brighter, more eye-catching label for its 15.5-oz cans of S&W Baked Beans.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Fort Dearborn Co.'s (Elk Grove, IL) Flexible Packaging Div. plans to double the size of its printing facility to 56ꯠ sq'. The additional space will house three new 10-color flexographic printing presses, two new slitter/rewinders and new PVC/PETG seaming equipment.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

To simplify business transactions and minimize confusion for customers, Fort Dearborn Co. (Niles, IL) has announced that all its printing divisions will now be known as Fort Dearborn Co., followed by the city in which the facility is located.
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Flexo savings are in the bag

Bake-Line Products lowers print and package development costs while shortening lead times by switching from gravure-printed pre-made bags to flexo-printed rollstock.
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Something for summer

Fruit Smoothie Blenders(TM), Del Monte Foods' new line of shelf-stable fruit smoothie drink concentrates, are now reaching club stores in select cities throughout the U.S.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Tri Valley Growers (Modesto, CA) has expanded its 20-year relationship with Fort Dearborn Co. (Niles, IL) by naming Fort Dearborn Co. its sole supplier of packaging.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Fort Dearborn Co. (Niles, IL) acquired Nierman Printing Co. (Chicago, IL).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Fort Dearborn Lithograph Co. (Niles, IL) announced the formation of VirtualColor (Itasca, IL), a full-service packaging design and imaging company.