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New Coke plant designed with future in mind
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New Coke plant designed with future in mind

A new state-of-the-art plant for Coca-Cola Bottling Company United in Baton Rouge, LA, includes four packaging lines that meet the needs of today while being flexible enough to accommodate future growth.
Retort lines launch latte business
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Retort lines launch latte business

New retort lines for milk-based beverages allow processed cheese and dip co-manufacturer/packer Berner Food to build up off-season business and double output.
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PET line brings capacity, flexibility to Coke plant
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PET line brings capacity, flexibility to Coke plant

Anchored by a blow/fill/cap Combi system, this new line handles three bottle sizes and reaches 32,000 bottles/hr on 1.5-L bottles. Just two 'pilots' are required to guide it.
Packaging philosophies guide AFP through stormy economic seas
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Packaging philosophies guide AFP through stormy economic seas

By modifying used packaging machinery and combining production runs, American FlexPack cost-effectively produces single-use packs for its customers.
New machines makes stand-up and fin-seal pouch-making quick and easy
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New machines makes stand-up and fin-seal pouch-making quick and easy

Randy Uebler, general manager of KHS Bartelt explains how the company’s new Innopouch K series pouching machine provides features that speed the manufacture and filling of a range stand-up and fin seal-style pouches for food, personal care, pharmaceutical, and other applications.
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Video: KHS high-speed tray packing
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Video: KHS high-speed tray packing

The Innopack TSP 080V from KHS is a high-speed tray and film packer with high efficiency rates. KHS guarantees a 98% increase in efficiency/customer. Booth #S-812.
Martens Brewery: Transfer to full-bottle palletizing of filled, barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Transfer to full-bottle palletizing of filled, barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Shrink-wrapped six packs exit the wet room via a spiral conveyor that takes them to the infeed of the full- bottle palletizer, supplied by KHS.
Martens Brewery: Rinsing barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Rinsing barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Prior to filling, bottles are inverted and rinsed on equipment from KHS.
Martens Brewery: Depalletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Depalletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles

From storage, bottles are forklifted into a high-level depalletizer from KHS.
Martens Brewery: Palletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Palletizing empty barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Empty bottles are automatically palletized on KHS equipment and then banded.
Martens Brewery: Full-bottle palletizer for barrier-coated PET beer bottles
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Martens Brewery: Full-bottle palletizer for barrier-coated PET beer bottles

Bottles fan out into lanes and then are swept layer by layer onto pallets on equipment from KHS.