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Aseptic plant enables new business opportunity

Fruit-based drink-mix components company Beverage Innovations enters new markets with shelf-stable aseptic product supplied by new processing/packaging company Wright Foods.
SHELF PRESENCE. The finished,  easy-to-open packaging  presents a visually  appealing product.
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Skin-tight seafood packaging

New tray system technology produces high-efficiency, high-barrier, high-visibility packaging for griller products.
Two of the automatic L-sealers have been installed at Moneysworth, and the difference in capacity and output has been dramatic.
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Automation helps laundry service company grow

Hotel and rental property owners in this Atlantic coastal strip are well served by a small laundry service company that outperforms larger competitors by leveraging automation.
The final package comprises two layers of material sealed tightly together around the product, suspending it and protecting it during shipping.
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Custom-sized envelopes cradle gemstones

Automated packaging systems at Jewelry Television’s fulfillment center create easy-open, custom-size envelopes for each order that securely contain a range of jewelry products.
End-of-arm pouch-picking tools use fingers covered in hardened rubber to grab a pouch and lift it into a case.
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Sweet robots handle pouched sweets

From automatic case erecting to robotic case packing and robotic palletizing, the new end-of-line automation at this Ontario food manufacturer is a quantum leap forward.
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Protective packaging cushions priceless piece of NASA history

Military-grade foam packaging is used to help safely transport a portion of the wooden flight simulator used to train NASA astronauts to its final home in Seattle.
The bubble sheets retain air and maintain cushioning performance.
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Blowing bubble-pack in-house

Brew kit marketer streamlines shipper packing operations and enhances product protection and presentation.
Hormel E-Z Zip[r] Pouch - Ampac
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2011 FPA Silver Award Winners

The following award winners took home Silver Awards in the 2011 FPA Awards competition.
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Flexible packaging provides award-winning benefits

The Gold award winners in FPA’s 2010 Achievement Awards competition are notable for their structural, graphic, and environmental benefits.
SAY CHEESE. A new polyurethane-insulated shipper allows Jubilations Cheesecake to ship its more than 60 cheesecake flavors in a
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PUR pack extends cheesecake company's reach

Cold-chain packaging using custom-molded polyurethane foam cushions protects Jubilations’ gourmet cheesecakes over long distances, cuts shipping costs.
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Cold chain products

 
PRODUCT CHECK. Operators subject product to quality checks and send them to the void-fill area. Here, operators determine how ma
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Void-fill packaging system is the picture of success

 New inflatable void-fill packaging system solves packaging problems for popular home-item distributor.
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Flexible films find gold in FPA awards

Vacuum skin packaging, gorgeous stand-up pouches, and a WHO winner with life-saving potential are among the highlights in this year’s FPA competition.
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A deep dive into case - ready seafood

Fresher Than Fresh uses MAP trays to create case-ready seafood.
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Soup maker 'soups up' printing/coding efficiencies

Kettle Cuisine standardizes on one coding supplier for foodservice pouches, retail cup labels, and corrugated shipping cases.
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Spacelabs monitors suspension packaging

This global maker of patient monitoring systems replaces foam with a protective packaging system that saves storage space, more efficiently uses labor, and eases disposal for hospital customers.
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Innovative package protects medical devices

An application of KORRVU® suspension and retention packaging provides Spacelabs Healthcare with a protective, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly solution for shipping irregularly shaped and highly sensitive patient monitoring systems around the world. The package is from Sealed Air Corp. (www.sealedair.com).
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Replacement for #10 can

Cryovac Food Packaging Div. of Sealed Air Corp. (www.sealedair.com) was awarded a Gold for Technical Innovation for its coextruded Flavour Mark™ retort material. Made of an unidentified multilayer coextrusion, the film is intended as a replacement for #10 cans to be used with the Cryovac Onpack vertical form/fill/seal system.
MICROWAVE CONVENIENCE. An internal steam vent in this stand-up pouch permits self-venting in the microwave oven.
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The incredible flexible pouch

Economies of scale drive pouch costs down, while shelf appeal and convenience features deliver on the marketer's need to differentiate.
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Gourmet seafoods launch in microwave trays

Raw Seafoods, Inc., New Bedford, MA, has introduced a line of gourmet-quality frozen seafood entrées in 400-g (single-serve) and 900-g (double-serve) microwaveable “MicroRite” trays supplied by Graphic Packaging International (www.graphicpkg.com).
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Silver Award Winners

PACKAGING EXCELLENCE SILVER AWARDSKiMs Polly Peanuts, 350g/Amcor FlexiblesDuPont Cool2go Wrap/DuPont Packaging and Industrial PolymersCryovac Saddle Pack Multi-Unit Vacuum Package for Fresh Chicken/Cryovac Food Packaging, Sealed Air Corp.
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FPA Silver Award Winners, continued

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As the top and bottom web materials feed into the system, a packaging operator places a book on the bottom rigid board web.
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'Book-smart' system doubles productivity

Book seller cuts labor requirements, shipping costs, and lost-in-mail rates with new shipper packaging system.
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Successful compression

Winner of a Gold Award for Environmental Achievement is The Compression Pack, a space-saving packaging format for Dri-Loc® absorbent pads. Made by the Cryovac Food Packaging Div.
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FPA Silver Award Winners, continued

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About 10-feet long, each compact R140 TFS rollstock machine (above) can be extended to include additional equipment components.
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Meat packer doubles production capacity

Compact rollstock thermoform/seal and dual-chamber vacuum machines tighten packaging efficiencies at Ruprecht.
Typically one of the two side-by-side SpeedyPacker systems is used at a time. But if volumes dictate, two can be used simultaneo
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Void-fill foam brings benefits

Premium-quality hand tools packed in corrugated shippers have never had it so good since roll-fed paper dunnage was replaced by void-fill foam.
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FPA Silver Award winners

Winners of Silver Awards in the Flexible Packaging Assn.'s 2005 Achievement Awards...
Sobeys uses both white and black sensor pads for its high-priced meat cuts, depending on the color of the meat tray.
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Sobeys' EAS tags thwart thieves

Canadian supermarket chain uses electronic article surveillance on a variety of packages—including fresh meats—to minimize shoplifting.
Plitt Co. has captured huge savings by switching from costlier rigid containers to preformed bags. The bags offer engineered per
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Bag nets fish packer big savings

The Plitt Co. switched from plastic trays to premade bags that offer precise permeation control for its fish.
Repackaged for spring 2004 to make the packs more retailer and consumer friendly, ez-D consists of a shrink-wrapped, three-sided
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Perishable DVDs need oxygen-scavenging film

A DVD that lasts 48 hrs after opening relies on an oxygen-scavenging film to preserve its packaged ‘freshness’.
Coils are now cushioned in slotted layers of a foam material; cornerboards, a corrugated cap, strapping, and stretch wrapping co
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Pallet makeover aids lean manufacturing

Innovative ‘insourced’ packaging approach cuts time, labor, and the cost of materials for major heating/cooling/refrigeration coil manufacturer.
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Cabot's wrappers tighten savings

Cost savings from an automated wrapping and vacuumizing system for large blocks of cheese has Cabot Creamery personnel smiling.
At a Wal-Mart Supercenter, trays of case-ready beef provide an impression of \"fresh\" for the centrally packaged products.
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A case-ready meat tour

A visit to a Wal-Mart Supercenter—and input from industry experts—provides a snapshot look at case-ready meat packaging.
Wagner Spray Tech uses foam-in-bag systems and rotary molders (above) on three packaging lines to protect the professional-grade
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Wagner cushions savings

For years, Wagner Spray Tech Corp., a provider of painting and decorating products, used folded corrugated inserts to protect its professional-grade paint sprayers during shipment.
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Vacuum-sealed, self-venting entre?s

“So Easy” Sauced entreés from Hormel’s Jennie-O Turkey Store Willmar, MN, bring new convenience to consumers’ tables. The line of precooked, refrigerated entreés are the latest example of SimpleSteps™ technology (see packworld.com/ go/c071) from the Cryovac Div.
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Hypertherm bags shipping savings

Hypertherm, a leading maker of plasma arc metal-cutting equipment, needed a packaging solution that would protect its equipment and spare parts during shipment.
After folding two side flaps, an operator inserts the sensor product (above) between the package's corrugated and film material.
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Less time + less labor and materials = savings

Sensor maker Sensotec employs retention packaging that saves in labor and material costs, while delivering consistent protection.
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Self-venting entrées cook up convenience

Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA, lays claim as the first to offer microwavable entrées in a self-venting package. “There is absolutely no hassle with these entrées,” enthuses Mark Willes, vice president prepared foods/retail.
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Suspension pack wins H-P an award

Packaging of computer monitors has changed dramatically at Palo Alto, CA-based Hewlett-Packard. By replacing expanded polystyrene end caps with suspension packaging made of kraft paper and plastic film, H-P has reduced material costs by 15.5%.
Shipped flat, the cushions are inflated using this manual bench-top system. IKON plans to install more automatic inflation devic
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IKON polishes image with air cradles

Inflated cushions now cradle toner cartridges in shipping packs from two remanufacturing plants, reducing damage while enhancing satisfaction.
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Diners find film packs ideal for every meal course (sidebar)

Produce packs win two