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Formed beef patties are automatically dropped into formed trays by a retractable conveyor system
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Migros 'MAPS' out a meat strategy

The Migros chain of supermarkets in Switzerland relies on barrier materials and centralized, modified-atmosphere packaging for its case-ready fresh ground beef.
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New label doesn't corrode

Aggressive cleaning products and labels often don't mix. Just ask Wayne, NJ-based Castrol. The printing on the surface-printed in-mold label used on 1-gal jugs of its Super Clean(TM) cleaner and degreaser was disintegrating whenever the liquid cleaner dripped over the label.
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Food, beverage packaging to star at supermarkets

New packages stand out for major brands like Snapple, Mrs. Butterworth's and Sara Lee at this year's FMI show.
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Green Bay Packaging Inc: Labeling films

Green Bay Packaging (Green Bay, WI) has introduced seven new labeling films that all use a clear 1.5-mil PE liner that provides an easy, consistent release with no silicone offset.
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Intertape Polymer Group: Light-gauge shrink film

Exlfilmplus(TM) LTG is a 45-ga polyolefin thin shrink film made by Intertape Polymer Group (Bradenton, FL). The film is engineered for applications that need versatility.
Food, bronze
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More than just a pretty package (sidebar)

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Beef labeling

Congress continues to ponder requiring country-of-origin labels on some imported foods, including beef and lamb. Package labels would indicate the origin of the meat source and the percentages of both domestic and imported meat when they are blended, as in ground beef.
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OTC drugs sport new labels

Over-the-counter drugs must contain a new standardized format label designed to make it easier for consumers to understand a drug's benefits, risks and proper use, according to a new regulation from the U.S.
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Integrity Seal International: Shrink sleeve

Integrity Seal Intl. (Wilkes-Barre, PA) can now offer five-color gravure printing on PVC shrink sleeves. The sleeves can be made to order for a variety of uses in mil thickness from 1.5 to 3 or more.
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Sleeve labeler

Axon's (Garner, NC) EZ-Seal stepper-driven sleeve labeling system applies shrink sleeves to containers requiring sleeve lay-flat widths from 15 mm to 600 mm (1/2" to 24") at speeds from 50 to 750 cpm.
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Brighter label for baked beans

To differentiate its product in the supermarket aisle, Tri Valley Growers has changed to a brighter, more eye-catching label for its 15.5-oz cans of S&W Baked Beans.
Kettle Foods wanted to keep the paper look of their previous bags but put in a window so customers could see the tortilla chips
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Innovative applications bag awards

Flexible bags protect bone-in meat products, provide a barrier for respiring cheese, and allow high-altitude shipping of tortilla chips. All three earn awards from the Flexible Packaging Assn.
Bueno Foods wanted eye-popping graphics and ease of use. They found it by replacing paper;board sleeves with a shrink bag
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Shrink bags add spice to enchilada packaging

Enchilada maker Bueno Foods uses a shrink-bag over a tray to pack and merchandise frozen enchiladas. Customers like the microwavability, Bueno likes the ease of use and strong graphics.
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Europe toughens packaging stance

New 'essential requirements' will necessitate alterations to many types of packaging to avoid European sales bans.
After caps are applied, jars pass through an induction sealer (left) that secures a foil liner to the 63-mm finish. The clos
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Seneca sets its sights on plastic

Seneca Foods was among the first to convert from glass to hot-fillable plastic jars for applesauce. Now it fills both glass and plastic containers on essentially the same line.

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