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Sleeved bottles have character

As seen at the Food Marketing Institute show held May 7-9, Scooby-Doo!™ Belly Washers™ from In Zone Brands have closures and a look with a lot of kid-appealing character. The 12-oz bottle is topped by a 2 1/2’’-tall push/pull closure injection molded of high-density polyethylene in Scooby-Doo's likeness. PVC shrink sleeve is gravure-printed in eight colors. Pinched middle fits kids' hands.
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Tradewinds 12-pack

Customers at a major national retailer will soon have the option of buying 16-oz bottles of Tradewinds kettle-brewed teas multipacked in an unusual 12-bottle case.
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More conferences for EastPack

Several groups are planning conference sessions during EastPack in Philadelphia. Some are planned for Monday, the day before the show opens on Tuesday, May 23.
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.
Consumers benefit from the new design for OD?RL?S bottles, each of which includes a convenient integral measuring system.
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A measure of success

Hydro Agri North America gains a foothold in the holding-tank treatment market, thanks to a redesigned package that includes built-in product measurement.
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Flask lends flair

A blue-tinted, flask-shaped bottle and low-profile pump closure system lend distinction to the new Jordan by Michael cologne. The men’s fragrance, introduced last November, is marketed in 50- and 100-mL (1.7- and 3.38-oz) sizes by Beverly Hills, CA-based Bijan Fragrances, Inc.
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Contract packaging bets on Las Vegas

As part of the third annual Private Label Expo, show sponsor Bentley Intl. has added a Contract Packaging Expo, April 5 to 6, in Las Vegas. Conference sessions on outsourcing will also be featured.
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Dean dips into single-serve cups

Dean Foods creates a new refrigerated foods category with four-packs of 2 3/4-oz chip and vegetable dips marketed in colorful die-cut folding cartons.
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Graphics boost beverage launch

Now being launched in select markets around the country are ?-L (16.9-oz) bottles of Hydrators, a lightly flavored natural spring water from Aqua Vie Beverage Corp., Sun Valley, ID.
Seen in the foreground and background (below left) are unusual blending scale systems that deliver IQF vegetables (such as those
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Contract packager blends vf/f/s systems

Unusual integrated blending scale systems enable a California contract packager to fill as many as nine different individually quick-frozen vegetables into a single bag.
Along with products in #10 cans, fast-food outlets and sit-down restaurants can now order StarKist tuna in 2-lb, 11-oz retort po
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Retorted food pouches ready for market push

Knauss and Esskay introduce foods in retorted pouches without foil for retail. StarKist Seafood sells a foil-based pouch of tuna to foodservice accounts. Will others follow suit?
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Contract Packaging Inc: Contract Packaging Inc: Contract Packaging Inc: Square bottle

Continental Laboratories (Madrid, IA) has introduced a new bottle available for contract packaging. The 1.45-oz rounded natural square bottle comes with an 18/415 neck opening that can accommodate both straight-sided and ball caps.
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Additions to private label expo

New this year at Private Label Expo, April 4-6 in Las Vegas, is Contract Packaging Expo. It’s said to be America’s first pure trade show of packaging service providers for hard and soft consumer goods.
Slim Stick packs for ConAgra?s Sidewalk Café are produced five/cycle (above) on Japanese equipment at contract manufacturer
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Equipment 'Powers' stick-pack production

Fullerton, CA-based ConAgra Grocery is among the first to use a slim stick pack, for its Sidewalk Caf/ instant cappuccino. Contract manufacturer/packager The Power Group packs the product on Japanese equipment.
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Outsourcing pavilion new at Pack Expo Las Vegas 99

To address the nearly 56% of companies using one or more contract packagers, PMMI's third western show, held Oct. 18 to 20, will feature an Outsourcing Resource Pavilion.
A door on an automated splicing machine is opened (above) to show where a film roll is marked for a roll splice. The splicing co
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Cloud connects to auto splicing

Chicagoland contract packager ups efficiency by adding an automated splicer onto a rollstock-driven, high-speed hf/f/s pouch machine.
The78-valve filler has no bottle platforms that carry bottles through the filling process. That task is performed instead by a s
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Liquid filler yields better accuracy

A new hot-fill liquid filler is improving yields and filling accuracy for contract packager Beverage Capital (Baltimore, MD) and customers such as Triarc Beverage Group, White Plains, NY, whose well-known Snapple beverages are filled on the machine.
McNeil uses custom tools in its tf/f/s machine  to form individual packaging units that are  elegantly shaped. The portion-contr
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Packaging helps Johnson & Johnson enter food business

A custom thermoform and sophisticated packaging machinery help bring Johnson & Johnson's cholesterol-reducing Benecol spread to supermarkets across the country.

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