SIGNATURE BRAND. Summer Garden Food Manufacturing's inventive new plant and packaging lines produce products such as the company
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Summer Garden Food unveils the 'secret sauce'

An Ohio sauce maker’s unconventional approach integrates a green manufacturing facility with an efficient filling and packaging line—and sales are up more than 15%.
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Rotary hot-air bag sealers elevate operating efficiencies

Contract packer installs four units to accommodate high-speed, high-production demands of major paper products manufacturer.
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Food exporter specializes in global labeling/coding

AMFEX receives cases of food products from major U.S. food manufacturers, unloads them, adds or adapts primary package labels/codes, repacks the cases, and adds or adapts case codes to satisfy requirements for country of destination.
Three of these box-taping machines now permit Liz Claiborne's Mt. Pocono distribution center to improve its throughput of mercha
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Liz Claiborne upgrades packaging at center

New random box-taping machines help boost output and slash labor costs for fashion maker’s Mt. Pocono center.
Mechanical clamp tool captures a multiwall bag  for loading onto a pallet at Forbes Chocolate's Cleveland plant.
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Robot takes 'load' off workers

Forbes Chocolate eliminated a production bottleneck when it replaced manual palletizing of multiwall bags with a robotic palletizer.
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A labeling/taping solution

When a high-volume retailer expressed interest in a 2-lb package of donut gems from Sara Lee Bakery Group, the Madison, WI, firm met the request by way of a clear thermoformed PET tub and a snap-fit lid of the same material.
Brookville's protective new shrink-wrapped bundle (inset foreground) often makes a smaller unit than its twine-tied predecessor
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Brookville Glove receives helping hand

When new management took over Brookville Glove, a move to shrink bundling was one of the first improvements in operations to be made.
New packaging materials at Clougherty Packing include barrier plastic trays and barrier lidding material heat sealed to tray fla
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MAP protects fresh pork

Barrier materials, MAP technology, and automation upgrades all combine to help Clougherty Packing extend shelf life and improve quality of ground pork and sausage.See in-plant video
The 128-valve filler handles 20-oz bottles at 1,000/min.
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Bottling built for the future

When this Pennsylvania beverage marketer installed a new line for PET bottles, great care was taken that the equipment be capable of handling multiple package varieties. See in-plant video
Forklift pickup channels, clearly visible at the base of the machine, make it easy to transport the machine from one packing she
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Bottom taper coddles fruit

This automated case taper has special gear that helps protect delicate fruit during distribution. It runs at a steady 54 boxes/min and can be forklifted from place to place.
One of Calhoun's new vf/f/s lines automates packaging from roll stock to manual case packing. Some examples of Calhoun Bend Mill
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Climbing the ladder of f/f/s technology

Beginning a decade ago, Calhoun Bend Mill started with simple packaging equipment, went through a rebuild upgrade and now has two new vf/f/s machines for bags of its food mixes.