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Krones’ “Mobile Line Assistant” wins Automation App Award

Krones’ “Mobile Line Assistant” app has won the best corporate app in the “production” category in the field of automation at the sps ipc drives 2014 trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany for “authentic added value for the workforce.”
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TÜV South awards Krones IT security certificate

Krones’ information security management system (ISMS) has been validated by the TÜV South technical inspectorate, and has received its certificate of conformity with ISO/IEC 27001, the globally recognized standard for information security management.
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Krones names Hector Takahashi regional sales manager

Krones Inc., manufacturer of processing, bottling, packaging, and material flow systems, has named Hector Takahashi Regional Sales Manager for the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic Region; he will be responsible for sales development and support in WV, VA, NC, SC, and MD.
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Coke-Italy likes source-reduced bundles

What if you could bundle 2-L PET bottles of soft drinks in a way that reduced energy consumption by 90% and brought a 62% reduction in solid waste?
CARTON CONVERTING. Cartons for Confectioneers Ltd. of the UK were produced on a  Euclid system.
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Digital keeps marching on

Digital printing is well established in narrow-web labels. But whole new digital frontiers are opening in places like direct print on PET bottles and carton creasing/cutting.
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Krones Machinery Co. Ltd., Taicang, China awarded TÜV certification

Following the successful certification of the Brazilian subsidiary Krones do Brasil Ltda., now Krones’ Chinese subsidiary, Krones Machinery Co. Ltd. in Taicang has been awarded its initial certification with the IMS Certificate for Quality (DIN EN ISO 9001), Environmental Protection (DIN EN ISO 14001) and Occupational Safety (BS OHSAS 18001); Krones Inc. in Franklin, USA, is set to follow by the end of 2014.
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Krones to showcase innovative packaging technology at Interpack 2014, May 8-14 in Düsseldorf

In May, Krones be showcasing lightweight containers for hotfill, aseptics, and carbonated beverages, as well as innovations and design enhancements in the fields of plastics, container decorating, packing, and palletizing technology, at Interpack 2014, in Hall 14, Booth E29.
Grupo Petropolis in Brazil is growing aggressively.
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Grupo Petropolis builds two new breweries

Brazil’s second-largest brewing conglomerate, Grupo Petrópolis, is aggressively building a bigger footprint, having installed twelve million hectolitres of new capacity recently in Brazil.
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Krones transfers valve technology business to new subsidiary, Evoguard GmbH

Krones, a leader in beverage filling and packaging technology, has founded Evoguard GmbH to operate its valve technology business on a stand-alone basis.
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Krones upgrades process technology capabilities

Krones has purchased 100% of the stock in HST Maschinenbau GmbH, a German company located in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania that designs and manufactures homogenisers and reciprocating pumps for the food and beverage industries.
Pasta sauce bottles enter a labeler at left, then exit labeled at right. Filled, capped, and labeled bottles accumulate on a high-speed bottling line at LiDestri’s Rochester, NY, facility.
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Contract manufacturer accelerates its packaging operations

New facilities and equipment investments drive LiDestri Foods’ operations in Rochester, NY, and Fresno, CA.
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Cans are catching on

Beer, mead, sparkling water, energy drinks—the marketers behind these and other beverages are lately finding aluminum cans very much to their liking.
New PET recycling technology takes flake to preform.
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Closed-loop recycling

The food company Stute Nahrungsmittelwerke in Paderborn, Germany, is rigorously pursuing its eco-friendly strategic thrust.
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German food company Stute to commission a PET recycling line from Krones

The food company Stute Nahrungsmittelwerke in Paderborn, Germany, is rigorously pursuing its eco-friendly strategy by commissioning Germany’s first PET recycling line from Krones in August 2012.
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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
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Alliance between A&R Carton GmbH and Krones AG

Krones AG, Neutraubling, Germany, has signed a cooperation agreement with the folding-carton producer and multipack specialist A&R Carton Bremen GmbH, Bremen, Germany.
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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
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Dry aseptics-- an emerging trend?

I’ve always been fascinated by aseptic packaging, especially since food and beverage manufacturers began to evolve beyond the humble brick pack and started looking at aseptic filling of PET containers.
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Cornstarch bottling from scratch and on a budget

 A new line at ACH Food Co. relies on rebuilt machinery.
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Industry watch

 
With individually driven servo bottle turning plates, containers remain precisely controlled and both bottle and label size and
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Upgrade to servo labeling

Multi-Tech Systems offers an economical way to increase the efficiency of existing rotary bottle labelers: retrofit with servos.
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Data flows from ERP to packaging machines

Just five operators run two lines that span three floors and churn out 600 bottles/min. An automated order system plays a pivotal role in streamlining changeover.
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Co-manufacturer help sambazon forge ahead in low-acid aseptics

California acai marketer taps Aseptic Solutions, which is poised to become a rare U.S. company capable of aseptically filling, low-acid products on a high-speed rotary filler.
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Pet Bottle Brings Production Ease To Co-Packer, Design Benefits To Marketer

Panel-less bottle’s smooth sidewall enables H.A. Rider to apply labels in registration. MD Drinks avoids the ‘crinkly’ label look on its Urban Detox beverage line.
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People

Sato Corp. appointed J. Michael Fowler director of Sato Intl. Pte Ltd. as well as president of Sato Holding Americas, Inc.
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Krones announces new CEO

Krones has announced the retirement of CEO and Krones board member Heinz Sommer. Holger Beckmann has been named his successor.
K2 Engineering's Scott Hess installs bottle plates on the output side of the ELAU servo motor/drives.
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First labeler retrofit with award-winning ELAU servos

Yakama Juice plant manager Jack West says “when K2 said they could do everything on one machine, I was really impressed.”
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From SoBe and from Trinity Springs: hot-fill PET bottles that don't require vacuum panels in the sidewalls.
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Look what's coming down the packaging pike

From sustainability to high-pressure sterilization to nanotechnology, developments in food and beverage packaging hold tremendous promise.
ELAU's John Kowal presents the latest trends in beverage packaging automation at the BevOps conference.
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BevOps covers advances in packaging machinery

Conference covers the technology revolution in beverage packaging machinery introduced at 3 recent trade shows.
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People

Dennis P. McGrath was named president and CEO of Weber Marking Systems. Krones, Inc. promoted Roman Manthey to senior vice president, sales and marketing.
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Companies

O-I officially opened a glass manufacturing plant in Windsor, CO, which will produce more than 1 billion bottles annually.
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In Memoriam

Anton Uebelhoer, Krones, Inc., passed away on November 5, 2004.
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PACK EXPO Video: Accutower dynamic buffer system

PACK EXPO : Krones is introducing the Accutower dynamic buffering system at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth, S-2466. See video clip of this machine
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Can PP sub for PET?

Krones claims it has successfully demonstrated that injection-molded polypropylene performs can be stretch blow molded into bottles at 1귔 bottles/hr.
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Liquid packaging servo gains popularity with machine builders

ELAU’s new integral servo motor/drive, the PacDrive™ SCL-055, has received significant attention among respected liquid packaging machinery builders.
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Every ink-jet production code (upper right corner) made on T&A's salad bags represents one bag made, and that information is cap
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Spreading visibility across the supply chain

Whether they package salads, beer, or car polish, manufacturers are seeking ways to give all stakeholders a better view of the supply chain.
At Martens Brewery in Bocholt, Belgium, barrier-coated
500-mL PET bottles are rinsed on this system and filled immediately after
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Beer in PET gains popularity in Europe

Watch for a lot more beer in PET in Europe. Martens Brewery in Belgium is gearing up with 500-mL PET bottles blown in-house on Sidel equipment and coated with a thin barrier layer of hydrogen-rich amorphous carbon on the inside of the bottle.
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More Plug-and-Pack at Pack Expo Las Vegas

Machine builders and packagers buy into the Plug-and-Pack vision of "best practices" automation guidelines for maximum business benefit.
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Pleasant surprises from new liquid packaging servo

In initial applications of the first purpose-built liquid packaging servo motor/drive, packaging machine builder are discovering surprising new benefits.
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Krones' new aseptic bottle capper is the first packaging machine to use the new ELAU SCL motor/drive technology to maximize effi
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Krones introduces first capper with integral servo motor/drives

At the recent BRAU Beviale show in Nürnberg, Germany, beverage processing powerhouse Krones displayed the world’s first packaging machine to employ new integral servo motor/drive technology from ELAU.
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Tropicana's juiced about aseptic bottle filling line (sidebar)

Downstream efficiency
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Pack Expo Video: Tray/shrink wrapper

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO LAS VEGAS: Krones seized Pack Expo Las Vegas as an opportunity to display what it calls its most flexible packing machine, the Variopac.See video clip of this machine
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People

Adico Intl. (Adrian, MI) appointed Leo Riga (above) as regional sales manager, North America for its Packaging Products Div.
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Debut for heat-set technology

Producing hot-fill PET bottles with the new Contiform H.
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Labeling flexibility

The Topmodul labeler combines multiple labeling technologies on a single machine, including p-s, cold-glue, and roll-fed. Working off its plug-and-label principle, packagers can use interchangeably Krones’ new APS2 p-s application head or the cold-glue aggregate or a hot-melt station for wrap-around labels.
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The "still water" filler

Blow-molder/labeller/filler bloc for handling non-returnable PET bottles.
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Faulty preforms are immediately rejected and not fed to the blow-molding system.
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PET preform inspection

For high PET container quality.
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Companies

–Flexicon Corp. (Bethlehem, PA) relocated into its new 90ꯠ sq’ mfg. facility and world headquarters.
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Industry watch: Achievements

Volker Kronseder, executive board chairman of Krones AG (Neutraubling, Germany), has given Ernst Frost, founder and executive dir. of the “WasserStiftung” Water Foundation, a 50ꯠ DM ($22꼳.92 US) check for the “Give Water” campaign.
Poland Spring personnel and Christian Schlichtenbrede (in back) of Kisters Kayat observe a control panel for a multipacker used
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Suppliers quench Poland Spring's thirst for training

From bottle molding to palletizing, training from packaging equipment vendors is vital to mechanics at the Poland Spring, ME, bottling facility.
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Achievements

Arlington Press Pharmaceutical Packaging (Schaumburg, IL), a wholly owned business unit of Impaxx, Inc., has been certified by AstraZeneca to deliver products to its Westborough, MA, facility without incoming inspections.
This hot-filled multi-serve bottle, marketed jointly by Minute Maid and The Walt Disney Co., represents one beverage category th
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Plastic bottles move toward aseptics

It won’t be a ‘slam dunk,’ but some experts say that aseptic filling of both high-and low-acid products into plastic bottles will gain wider acceptance across the United States.
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PMMI's 'train the trainer' program gets boost from test

The long-awaited ‘train the trainer’ program of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute got a big boost from a pilot session in late August.
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Relocations, expansions

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Waukegan, IL) has moved its headquarters to a new building located at 1081 Northpoint Boulevard, Waukegan, IL 60085; Phone: 847/596-9000, fax: 847/596-9001.
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Appointments, promotions

—Hammer Lithograph (Rochester, NY): Hart Swisher, dir., innovation and technology; Andy Beach, mgr., technical services.
Jack Mazur (left) and Matt Brennecke, both regional sales managers of All-Fill, Inc. (Exton, PA), have received "Salesman of the
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Appointments, promotions

—FoxJet (Arlington, TX): Jim Barbone, gen. mgr.
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Perrier debuts gulpable water

The Perrier Group of America introduces its first ever PET water bottle with a 43-mm, wide-mouth opening.
The case erector in the foreground and the basket-carrier erector beside it both feed into a third machine that stuffs carriers
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Portland nixes reshippers

Portland Brewing cuts costs and gains flexibility by moving away from reshippers and into bulk glass. It now forms its own six-pack carriers and corrugated shippers.
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Appointments, promotions

Krones Inc. (Franklin, WI): Bernhard Baumgartner, president, CEO; Ronald Wallner, vp, COO; Rick Niespodziani, vp, service; Rob Hoskins, mgr., regional sales; Gary Burnside, mgr., regional sales; Pat Carroll, mgr., regional sales.
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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.
Closures are completely immersed in a hydrogen peroxide bath and then rinsed with sterile water before being sent down to the 22
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Versatile line for aseptics or CSD

Swiss bottler installs a PET line capable of filling either microbiologically sensitive beverages under aseptic conditions or carbonated soft drinks that don’t require asepsis. In its aseptic mode, the line fully immerses bottles and caps in the sterilant.
Infra Pak, Inc.'s new facility in Plano, TX.
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Relocations, expansions

Infra Pak, Inc. (Plano, TX) has moved its facility to 2901 Technology Dr., #135, Plano, TX 75074; phone: 972/509-2270, fax: 800/538-9930.
Its rectangular shape sets Lassonde's bottle apart from the competition.
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Lassonde innovates with Italian aseptic filler

Squared off in shape like its 2-L predecessor, Lassonde’s 420-mL PET bottle is aseptically filled at 400/min. It’s sold in a three-pack format that’s new to North America.
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Relocations, expansions

Matrix (Saukville, WI) has moved into its new 18ꯠ sq’ building at 700 N. Progress Dr., Saukville, WI 53080; phone: 262/268-8300, fax: 262/268-8301.
The high-level palletizer selected by Aberfoyle Springs (above) was practically a prototype. Operators place corrugated corner p
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Fit for filling 'round the clock

Aberfoyle Springs fills 500-mL PET bottles at a rate of 630/min seven days a week, in two 11-hour shifts each day. ‘We train our people like there’s no tomorrow.’
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Food packs sparkle in DuPont Awards

From an Ocean Spray package that won the Diamond Award to a vacuum-insulated container for foods and other temperature-sensitive products, this year’s DuPont Award winners are an eclectic and innovative bunch.
Joe Kimbrell, Rovema
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Machine builders debate PC vs PLC control

Part two of our report on PC vs PLC control for packaging machinery, from the perspective of design engineers at leading packaging machinery builders.
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Coca-Cola's barrier technology to double PET shelf life

Just as this issue was about to go to press, The Coca-Cola Company announced a stunning development, BESTPET(TM) (Barrier Enhanced Silica Treated polyethylene terephthalate).
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Discussing issues, breaking new ground

Editorials usually fall into one of two categories: Either they're "outside" and discuss the overall business and examine trends that may have an impact on your jobs; or they're "inside," and they explain how the magazine, especially a particular issue, has been created to help you.
PLCs (top) have been the mainstay of packaging machine control for years, but use of PC controllers (above) has been rising. Bot
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Debating the future of packaging machine control

PC vs PLC -- Six packaging machinery builders debate the pros and cons of controlling packaging machinery with either computers or programmable logic controllers.
The automatic shrink bundler produces multipacks in unsupported film or in overwrapped trays
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Aseptic PET is Henniez's cup of tea

A leader in the bottled water business in Switzerland, Henniez is making a bold move into in-line blowing and aseptic filling of plastic bottles for iced teas.
Natrel?s St. Laurent, Quebec, plant?s sophisticated UHT processing/aseptic filling line includes three separate rinsing machines
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HDPE-bottled dairy beverages 'milk' 90-day shelf life

Canadian dairy products marketer Natrel is the first North American user of an ultra-high-temperature processing/aseptic filling line. The process permits Natrel to launch single-serve milks and shakes with a 90-day refrigerated shelf life.
An equipment ?center? (above) at Anheuser-Busch?s Houston, TX, brewery is equipped with six labelers. This center is positioned
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Anheuser-Busch operators monitor 'mirrored' lines

Packaging equipment operators on Houston's two new bottling lines evolve from 'machine watchers' to 'process monitors.'
Four crates are filled with each cycle of this machine. Each gripper aligns its bottle so that when bottles land in the crate, l
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Bottle-to-bottle PET recycling beckons in Germany

German mineral water and soft drink marketer Rosbacher installs a first-of-its-kind stretch blow molder and seeks to popularize closed-loop recycling of PET beverage containers.
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Equipment brews benefits for Anheuser-Busch

From depalletizing to shipping, nearly identical packaging equipment on two new lines boosts efficiency at the brewer's Houston, TX, plant.
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Packaging keeps evolving...from able, to active, to anticipating

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Innovations in plastics help foods flourish

Pinched-grip PET, an innovative pastry bag, a take-out bag for chicken, foamed CPET, and barrier beer bottles and food containers all win DuPont awards.
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Innovations in plastics help foods flourish

Pinched-grip PET, an innovative pastry bag, a take-out bag for chicken, foamed CPET, and barrier beer bottles and food containers all win DuPont awards.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI) has received a patent on its Thermocol heat-transfer decoration system.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI): Klaus Dieter Wurm, gen. sales mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI): John Matusinec, turnkey/systems sales group mgr.; Dan Schauer, labeler sales supervisor.
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Rectangular Spam cans upgrade to BOPP labels

For those of us who can remember the 1950s, being "spammed" has taken on new meaning. This is not something that affects the twentysomething and younger crowd much.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Krones AG (Neutraubling, Germany) has purchased the assets of Kettner (Rosenheim, Germany), a maker of palletizers, and will continue to operate the company as a subsidiary.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Krones AG (Neutraubling, Germany) has established Kettner GmbH (Rosenheim, Germany) as a result of acquiring Max Kettner Abfull- und Verpackungsanlagen GmbH (Rosenheim, Germany).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI): Scott Jamison, Southeast regional sales mgr.; Marcus Mielke, regional sales mgr., Western Canada.
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Supplier news: In Memoriam

Joe Raymond, executive vp, sales and mktg., employed by Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI) for nearly 20 years, died on January 4.
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Smirnoff 1.75 L relaunched in proprietary PET

Hoping to boost sales, United Distillers and Vintners, Hartford, CT, has relaunched its Smirnoff premium vodka in a proprietary 1.75-L polyethylene terephthalate package whose rollout was to be completed this month.
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Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI): Mark Larson, chief mechanical engineer; John Muha, regional sales mgr.
Although its square bottles have four panels, Nutrilite applies what it refers to as a five-panel label
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Servo control offers labeling latitude

To comply with FDA's labeling rules, Amway's Nutrilite Div. relies on a labeler with 12 independent servo-driven stations that permit fast changeover, high speed and improved copy-to-panel registration for square bottles of vitamins.
All four flavors of 13.5-oz Still Tango are aseptically filled in black PET bottles bearing striking graphics
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Britvic banks on being different

This UK beverage marketer was a pioneer in aseptically filled PET bottles. Other ambitious packages include matte-black coated glass for on-premise sales and black PET bottles in four sizes.
Cases are configured in a variety of formats by means of the case turner (inset) running just ahead of the automatic palletizer
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Redhook Ale sinks East Coast roots

Pegged by some as one craft brewer best positioned to thrive and grow, Redhook boldly stakes its claim to eastern markets with its New Hampshire facility.
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Machinery receives 'heavy' emphasis at Pack Expo West (sidebar)

Learning in Las Vegas
A line operator looks at beer bottles as they pass the second inspector on the line. This unit checks for label placement and ma
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Widmer's bottle inspectors craft success

Widmer Brothers verifies fill level, missing crowns, as well as full cases of its newly introduced 12-oz bottles of beer. Newer bottling line produces draft 'biers' much like kegs.
Preforms are transferred by their necks (above) in four lanes towards a heating oven
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Insourcing springs savings for AquaPenn

In an on-site container production partnership first, bottle maker Schmalbach-Lubeca leases a portion of AquaPenn's facility to reheat and blow PET preforms into bottles that AquaPenn fills at the same site.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI): Walid Eid, regional sales mgr., Caribbean and Central America.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI): Michael P. Collins, regional field service supervisor; Randy M. Shanahan, customer service mgr.
The 40-valve gravity/vacuum filler selected by Jim Beam minimizes product foaming to permit filling speeds of 180 bottles/min. T
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New level of packaging technology reaches Jim Beam

Managers at Jim Beam's Clermont, KY, plant began with a filler/capper monoblock to build its modernized 1.75-L glass line for spirits. New techniques for inspection and conveying will enable line to handle future needs.
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New level of packaging technology reaches Jim Beam (sidebar)

Licking a condensation problem
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Ales boast custom bottle, gold-stamped labels

When Portland, OR-based BridgePort Brewing Co. added two new brands to its line of premium ales last month, it used the opportunity to introduce a custom glass bottle for all four ale varieties in the line.
A pallet load of bottles conveys from right to left into the hoist area of the depalletizer (above).  This line produces 1.75-L
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United Distillers bulks up on savings

United Distillers saves $400ꯠ in freight and corrugated costs by purchasing bottles in bulk rather than in reshippers, and by shipping outgoing product in a Bliss-style case rather than the reshipper. New depalletizer, case erectors, case taper and inspection systems boost efficiency on 1.75-L spirits line.
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Plastic beer bottle could be big

Australian brewing giant Carlton United Breweries has high hopes for a barrier beer bottle made of plastic. In the meantime, it's launched a monolayer PET bottle that's causing quite a stir.
The sterile bath for the lidding material, shown here with the door open, is normally filled with a water solution that?s 35% H2
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Dairy makes markets abroad

German dairy starts up two aseptic thermoform/fill/seal lines that produce yogurt and pudding with a 130-day unrefrigerated shelf life.
McKesson runs three sizes (left) through its new line, typically keeping size changes to about once per week. Immediately after
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McKesson brings PET packing in-house

Fast-growing California water bottler is learning to appreciate the advantages of in-house filling, after long relying on contract bottlers for its half-, 1- and 1.5-L PET bottles.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones (Franklin, WI): Jim Soenke, regional sales mgr., IL, IA, WI, SD, ND.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI): Jim Soenke, regional sales mgr. for IL, IA, WI, SD & ND.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI): Floris Delée, brewery eng./product mgr. of Steinecker, subsidiary of the Kronseder Business Group (Neutraubling, Germany).
On the bloc system, bottles move from the rinser (A), to the filler (B), then the capper (C). Infeed, discharge and transfer w
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PET water bottles flow through filling

AquaPenn rinses, fills and caps PET bottles on a bloc system twice as fast as a former line, producing 1/2-L and 20-oz bottles of spring water. Improved bottle handling slashes downtime, resulting in a nearly 20% increase in efficiency.
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NACD calls cocktail mix bottle 'Finest'

Polypropylene bottle earns top award by providing functionality and contact clarity for cocktail mixes sold for on-premise use. Other easy-to-use containers also won awards, as did containers differentiated by decoration.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones Inc. (Franklin, WI): Bob Pease, regional sales mgr.; Steve Peter, filler product mgr.
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Speedier heat transfer decorating

Culminating a two-year cooperative program, Avery Dennison's Decorating Technologies Div. (Framingham, MA) and Krones (Franklin, WI) have developed Thermocol, a new patent-pending system to apply heat-transfer decorating onto glass, plastic and metal containers at speeds to 500/min.
Corrugated shippers were redesigned with an interlocking graphic effect to give Sutter Home a more appealing in-store presence
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Sutter Home bottle breaks new ground

Commonly used for wide-mouth jars and narrow-neck beers, bottles made with press-and-blow technology haven't been available to wineries--until now. Eye-catching labels complete this package upgrade.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI) was presented with a supplier quality award by Cervecersqrta Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones Inc. (Neutraubling, Germany): Dr.-Ing. E.h. Hermann Kronseder, chairman of the supervisory board.
Specialty Brands1 decision to change its caps to a custom green color is an attempt to    maintain brand consistency. Label pane
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Spicing up a line

Specialty Brands revamps its Durkee Spice products for a more contemporary look. A switch from PP to PET, new sizes, graphics and freshness coding add flavor to a well-established line.
A 70-micron oriented PP sleeve label is applied to the filled and capped PET bottle prior to proceeding through a shrink tunnel
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Purity pervades Gleneagles' filling process

From natural springs to cleanroom filling conditions, Gleneagles ensures product purity that can be seen in glass-like PET.
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Stroh launches special carton, grip bottle

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of World War II and salute its veterans, Detroit-based Stroh Brewery will market its Schlitz beer from May to October in two cartons with nostalgic designs.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones Inc. (Franklin, WI): Roberto R. Romero, general mgr. for Krones, Mex. S.A.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Bemis Co.'s Pepperell, MA. plant; Jefferson Smurfit Corp's Anderson, IN, container plant; Rex-Rosenlew Intl. Inc.
Schering-Plough got into pressure-sensitive labeling in a big way when it brought suncare product labeling in-house. Rotary p-s
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Coppertone's new label is a clear winner

Schering-Plough decided to bring in-house new p-s labeling of its suncare products. Along with special labels, the company needed labeling equipment-and also machine vision and ink-jet printing.