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Package Design

Labels

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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.
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The electronic tablet counter (above) is a twin-style system that funnels tablets down two parallel paths and into containers. A
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Vitamin maker counts on electronic filler

Steady sales growth at Jamieson Laboratories made it obvious that a new vitamin packaging line was needed. Electronic tablet counting brings big benefits.
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Vitamin maker counts on electronic filler (sidebar)

Materials makeover
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Flexible materials shine

Mobil’s Golden Mummy and Pyramid awards programs honor pouches for disposable washcloths, Pop Tarts® and dinosaur snacks, as well as labels for vitamins, beverages and bug spray.
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NesQuik and Gatorade shine at DrinkPak '99

Aseptic filling of Nestle U.S.A.'s NesQuik and Quaker Oats' Gatorade were two of the hot topics on the agenda at this December conference.
Cases are formed into rows (top) on a slider plate that moves a layer of cases (above) onto the stretch wrapper part of the pall
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Dow Corning sings praises of palletizer/stretch wrapper combo

Combo systems at the end of three silicone sealant cartridge packaging lines save space, money and materials at the company's Elizabethtown, KY, facility.
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Labeler minimizes downtime at bundler

Dairy Crest of Gloucestershire, England, is the first to install a Harland Zeta thermal-print-and-apply labeler from Harland Machine Systems (Manchester, England).
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Specialty drinks get old look

As the new year begins, Hansen's Beverage Co. looks to the past with its new line of "signature" sodas. They're packaged in brown glass bottles with crown closures and full-body shrink labels that evoke a feeling of simpler times.
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Heinz ketchup labels cop an attitude

In the first major label change on Heinz ketchup bottles since the venerable product debuted in 1876, the words "Tomato Ketchup" will be replaced with comical messages directed at teens.
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Epsilon-Opti Films Corp.: Shrink film

Opti-97, a shrink film from Epsilon-Opti Films (South Plainfield, NJ), is suitable for high-speed packaging where cooling time is limited between shrink tunnel exit and bulk placement in a box.
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Longford International LTD: Microprocessor-controlled bander

Longford's (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) automatic BR900 bander is a microprocessor-controlled machine that bands paper products such as envelopes and lottery tickets at speeds to 40 packs/min.
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Ameripak Co.: Wrapper

The Model SR60 horizontal wrapper from AmeriPak (Warminster, PA) cuts any length of wrap from a PP or other shrink film sleeve, then seals the end as specified by user.
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Intertape Polymer Group: Shrink film

Intertape Polymer Group (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has released a catalog sheet detailing its Exlfilmplus(TM) LTG Light Gauge Shrink Film. Catalog sheet lists performance features and technical specifications.
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Bailey's celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Marketers at United Distillers and Vintners (UDV) of Stamford, CT, wanted a way to liven up bottles of Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur for St. Patrick's Day.
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Label reflects biscotti quality

Shortly after Ecce Panis, Carlstadt, NJ, introduced its gourmet biscotti in 8-oz bags a year ago, the company realized the package didn't do the product justice.

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