Kit Kat Bites are packaged in this 12-oz stand-up pouch on two lines that were moved to Hershey's Hazleton, PA, plant.
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Kit Kat Bites the 'Junkyard Dog'

To promote the best use of company equipment, Hershey Foods annually recognizes the team that saves the most money. Two packaging lines for Kit Kat Bites won for 2000.
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Apio expands use of smart packaging

California produce grower/marketer Apio launches a 3-lb retail package of fresh-cut veggies in a rigid PET tray with a breathable patch that provides a 14-day shelf life.
Cross-feed conveyors receive product from a distribution conveyor for direct delivery to the combination scales. Shown here is t
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Fire gives snack baker a clean slate

Fire claimed Pretzels, Inc.'s Indiana headquarters plant on Christmas Eve '97. By the following August, a new plant with a streamlined packaging room had risen from the ashes.
A computer combination weighing system uses scale buckets that deliver accurate fill weights
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Ryt-way opens to reclosable pouches for pet foods

New horizontal form/fill/seal machinery helps contract packager Ryt-way build its budding pet food business. Ryt-way's first customer is Hill's Pet Nutrition, for 1- and 2-lb stand-up pouches for dog treats.
Roland Baker (inset) checks the nitrogen level in bags of Wise potato chips. To package its chips, Wise Foods, uses 33 bagging m
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Teamwork pays off for everyone

Wise and its film suppliers work together to develop a new metallized oriented polypropylene film that can handle the demands of potato chip packaging.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Barry-Wehmiller Cos. (Duncan, SC) has announced that after-market services provided by its Hayssen subsidiary's European regional customer service center in Thetford, England, will be expanded to include all Barry-Wehmiller products sold in Europe, Africa and Asia.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hayssen (Greenville, SC) has completed a 67ꯠ sq' expansion on its existing 94ꯠ sq' headquarters site.
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Stand-up pouch stands out on the shelf

Canadian marketer of coffee, nuts and spices jumps ahead of the competition by installing a versatile pouching system for nuts and coffees. Private-label packaging beckons.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Barry-Wehmiller Group, Inc. (St. Louis, MO) completed the purchase of three packaging machinery businesses, Accraply, Inc., Bemis Packaging Machinery Co., and Hayssen Manufacturing Co.
Film unwinds from left to righton this horizontal rotary form/film/seal machine. The machine produces about 60 pouches/min. A sa
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Stand-up pouch stands tall on the shelf

A first-of-its-kind rotary hf/f/s machine helps Indiana candy and snack maker Golden Stream introduce 30 products in stand-up pouches. Retailers like the ways pouches can be merchandised; consumers like the resealable zipper that's applied in-line.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bemis Co., Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has reached an agreement in principle to sell its three packaging machinery businesses, Accraply, Inc., Bemis Packaging Machinery Co., and Hayssen Manufacturing Co.
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Header labels applied automatically

Three years in the making, a machine that automatically applies header labels to pouches produced on vertical form/fill/seal machines is ready for the packaging marketplace.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hayssen (Duncan, SC) plans a multi-million dollar expansion of its world headquarters, involving office additions for all functional and customer service-related areas.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bemis Co., Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) will sell its Hayssen Flexible Packaging Machinery Div. to Robert Bosch Corp. (Broadview, IL); Paper Converting Machine Co.
A 3? sidewall at the leading edge of the package becomes the base on which the package stands
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Pasta/produce combo gets tf/f/s treatment

Salinas produce marketer Tanimura & Antle thermoforms its own trays for the Broccoli Time combo pack. Will consumers get used to seeing such full meals in the refrigerated produce section?
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hayssen (Sheboygan, WI) announced it will relocate its Flexible Packaging Machinery Div. to Duncan, SC.
The tear strip is pulled open (left) to expose the reclosable zipper. Also visible is thepressure-sensitive label that?s manuall
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Golden Stream adds 'zip' to its bags

To give consumers a sealed and reclosable bag, candy and snack maker Golden Stream adds new compact zipper applicator onto an existing form/fill/seal line. Savings vs preapplied bags and an option to run nonzipper webs keeps company as flexible as its packaging.
The beauty and color of the garden is evident in the nine-color printing on Scotts? potting soil bags. Cohesive label shown on t
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Stand-up bags in Scotts' future

Producing potting soil in a package for food stores remains a challenge for The Scotts Company. A flat-bottomed 10-qt bag, printed in nine colors, is the company's first salvo. Traditional markets love it so far.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Hayssen (Sheboygan, WI): Bill Pierce, general sales mgr.; Brett Deemer and Harrison Wimbish, sales reps, Confectionery/Nut Div.