NO SUBSTITUTE. FCB co-owner Tom Peters says, “When your business begins to grow, there is no substitute for well-engineered automation.”
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Craft beer maker implements automated bottle packing

Fort Collins Brewery saves time, labor, and worker tedium, while increasing production capacity to better serve growing markets.
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Automation hastens case-packing speeds and pack-pattern changeovers

Giant Snacks seeds growth in productivity with robotic pick-and-place packing equipment.
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Ammo maker shoots for packaging improvements

Remington adds high-speed, smooth-handling gun-shell cartoning machine to its operations arsenal.
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Freeze-and-eat fruit sorbet debuts

In January 2007, Del Monte Foods, San Francisco, CA, began rolling into national markets with Del Monte Fruit Chillers, a unique “freeze-and-eat” brand of fruit sorbet, in packaging created by CBX (Colemanbrandworx) (www.cbx.com).
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Snack cake cartons get quarter-century face-lift

Interstate Bakeries Corp., Kansas City, MO, introduced new graphics for multipack boxes of Hostess-brand snack cakes. According to Hostess, the new design represents the first major packaging graphics change in 25 years.
Winner - Beverage Cartons
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Gold award winners (sidebar)

Beverage CartonsElijah Craig Single Barrel Aged 18 YearsManufacturer: TPC Printing and PackagingCustomer: Heaven Hill DistilleriesBeverage CarriersMartini BellissimaManufacturer: Rock-Tenn Co.
At left, the vtf/f/s machine at the DreamPak plant is used for both contract packaging, as well as the creation of the company's
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Following a dream

Thanks to two new vtf/f/s machines, entrepreneur Dr. Aly Gamay was able to expand his cheese processing and flavoring businesses to include nutraceuticals, snacks for kids, and contract packaging, too.See in-plant video
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S.C. Johnson uses packaging to innovate

Convinced that consumers would respond warmly to a package of plastic wrap whose film cutter bar was plastic rather than tin plate, marketers at S.C.
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Fresh start for blister packs

Meanwhile, S.C. Johnson introduced air freshener Glade Press’n Fresh in a new blister package that hit retail shelves nationwide in March.
The upstream unit of the two-labeler setup is applying the label (above) to the top of the multipack of canned fruit or vegetabl
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Instant changeover with Del Monte's labeling duo

A pair of interconnected applicators yields automatic label roll changes using labels printed offline just-in-time. See in-plant video
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Tuna salad kit packs multiple components

In April, Chicken of the Sea Intl., San Diego, CA, launched a Tuna Salad Kit that contains premium no-drain tuna in a vacuum-packed foil pouch.
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Club stores applaud multipack

When club store managers told Del Monte Foods that they wanted canned fruits and vegetables in multipacks more elegant than the ring carrier arrangement they’d been receiving, Del Monte responded.