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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) has created a new Customer Support Department at its Sarasota site. The newly established phone number: 800/773-7384; fax: 941/359-4968.
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Kellogg tests stand-up pouch for new cereal

Cereal manufacturers are sure to be keeping an eye on the stand-up pouch with zipper reclosure used by Kellogg Canada for a test of Hot Krumbly instant hot cereal.
2:Controlled permeability in the film lidstock is the key to extended shelf life on this salad bowl.
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Foods fit fine in flexibles

Half of the 12 winners in this year's FPA awards competition for excellence in flexible packaging are food packages. A broad range of food categories are represented.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Bartelt, Inc. (Sarasota, FL): Jeff Martin, business dir., pouch and packaging systems; Dave Miller, market development dir., pouch packaging; Jim Lyons, business dir., cartoning systems.
The vinyl base material unwinds to a pre-heating station to initiate the thermoform/fill/seal process. The pharmaceutical-grade
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'In-sourcing' revitalizes Gumtech

By thermoforming, filling and sealing blister packs of nutraceutical gums in-house, Gumtech can package products as needed, replacing the two- or three-week advance notice necessary for a contract packager. Payback in 18 months justifies the equipment purchase.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) is now the exclusive distributor in North and South America of intelligent belt, diverting and combining systems made by Schmidt GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL): Rick Lidington, general mgr. of the Bartelt Sarasota, FL, facility.
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Supplier news: International agreements

KHS Manufacturera (Zintacantepec, Mexico) has changed its name to Klockner Empaques, and now represents all Klockner Bartelt and Medipak equipment.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) has granted Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) sole rights to produce the new Sumitomo Poucher(TM) for liquids on Klockner's new horizontal form/fill/seal machinery.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) will produce Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd.'s (Tokyo, Japan) new Sumitomo Poucher(TM) for liquids on Klockner's horizontal form/fill/seal machinery.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Bartelt/Medipak (Sarasota, FL): Curtis Boswell, operations mgr. of Medipak; Rick Manning, service and parts mgr. of Bartelt/Ho/oonsel Tevopharm NA.
4 Easy-open and reclosable 3-lb pouch handles Kaytee?s high-fat ferret food
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Flexible packaging advances reap rewards

This year's FPA awards recognized converters for packages that permit product viewing--even touching the product--without compromising package integrity. Reclosable and/or stand-up pouches drive into new product categories.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Klockner Bartelt/ Medipak and TechniStar Corp. (Longmont, CO) have signed an exclusive agreement for Klockner to market a new line of automatic case packers, jointly developed by the two companies.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) has formed a new business unit for system integration of packaging machinery for the food/chemical industries; David Miller has been appointed vp, pkg.
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Beverage containers dominate DuPont awards

A flexible beverage container and a hot-filled, shelf-stable juice pouch stand out at the ninth annual DuPont awards competition. Environmental categories and international entries again prove distinctive.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Bartelt/Medipak (Sarasota, FL): John Rogers, general mgr. of exports (Latin America); Dick Templin, natl. sales mgr. of Ho/oonsel Tevopharm Systems; Irv Tucker, engineering mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Bartelt/Medipak (Sarasota, FL): John Rogers, general mgr. of exports for Latin America; Dick Templin, national sales mgr. of Ho/oonsel Tevopharm Systems; Irv Zucker, engineering mgr.
The laser-coded roll of printed material unwinds (from left to right) into the first station within the flow wrapper for sealing
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Chewing up market share

New pack and product size necessitate a $7 million investment in packaging machinery for Warner-Lambert Canada. A 4.4 percentage point gain in market share justifies investment in customized flow wrappers, laser coders and display carton overwrappers.
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Dry soup maker stands up the envelope

In the dry soup category, packaging tends to be either printed or labeled cups or envelopes in a carton. Sahara Natural Foods, San Leandro, CA, has combined the advantages of both.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Cloud Corp. (Des Plaines, IL) and Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) will end their exclusive sales agreement this August.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Klockner Bartelt, Inc. (Sarasota, FL) and Klockner Medipak, Inc. (Clearwater, FL) have merged to form Klockner Bartelt/Medipak (Sarasota, FL).
Sales of Roskam Baking1s Rothbury Farms retail croutons and stuffing mix have increased briskly since the company changed from a
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Crouton pouch stands up to the competition

Stand-up reclosable pouches replace folding cartons with inner liners for Roskam Baking's line of Rothbury Farms croutons. Zippers are applied in-line on new horizontal rotary form/fill/seal machines.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Bartelt/Medipak div. (Sarasota, FL): Rick Lidington, vp cartoners and systems; Dennis Calamusa, vp pouch packaging systems; Roland Kahlmann, vp Ho/oonsel Tevopharm systems; Manfred Becker, vp of Medipak systems.
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Nabisco enters variety snack category in stand-up pouches

Nabisco Biscuit Co., East Hanover, NJ, is breaking into the variety snack category with Doyan-style stand-up pouches with reclosable plastic zippers.
Pouches exit the rotary filling turret and are drawn through a top-sealing device
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Pouch production soars at Goya division

A continuous-motion pouch-packaging operation at Packaging Ltd. is nearly 200% faster and 70% more accurate than the intermittent-motion system it replaced.
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Dry soup mix shows its colors and textures

Stand-up pouches have become a staple at Thomas J. Lipton, Englewood, NJ, with different brands of main course accompaniments being offered. Recently, the company introduced a new line: Kettle Creations soup mix in a stand-up pouch.