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QUALITY INSPECTION. An inspection system immediately following the monobloc rinser/filler/capper on Line 9 (left) inspects the package fill level and cap placement. The same system is also used on Lines 8 and 10.
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Diageo invests $120M in three new bottling lines

Diageo expands its Plainfield, IL, bottling facility with three new high-speed lines, including a 300-bpm glass bottle line and a 260-bpm filling line for PET flasks.
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VARNISHED RAVEN. Gloss varnish over the raven image creates contrast against the matte background.
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Hands-on wine packaging

Label redesign helps Minnesota winery gain better brand recognition.
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MAP meat line is fast and flexible

When this large meat processor in southwest Germany needed more capacity, management relied heavily on two key OEM partners for a tightly integrated solution.
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A Coca-Cola milestone

Looking back over the last 20 years worth of stories we’ve published, one can’t help but be struck by how many of those stories are about something that the Coca-Cola Co. did.
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Label makes ketchup stand out

As Traina Foods launches its first retail product, a full-body shrink sleeve label is playing a key role in differentiating it from the competition.
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Mondi: High performance films and laminates

The Mondi BarrierPack range contains high performance films and laminates with multiple layers for the food & beverage, home & personal care, pet care and other FMCG markets.
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Schur Star: Squeeze and mix pouch

A marinade filled in the top compartment with a frangible seal offers squeeze-n-mix marinating of the fresh protein in the bottom compartment.
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MULTIFUNCTION EOAT. The robot not only picks and places lay-flat flexible pouches into the stainless-steel trays, but it also transfers empty trays onto the stack for filling.
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From zero to 10 robots in 2.5 years

Olive producer adds robot to transfer pouched product to trays for delivery to retort system. Success leads to further investments in robotics.
The Model R700 ADABOT-LV, used at Great Lakes Cheese to case-pack pouched product, is designed for retail-ready applications as well as conventional lay-flat and horizontal formats.
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Robots meet special needs of sliced cheese

Ohio’s Great Lakes Cheese adds pick-and-place robots for its shingled cheese packs and for pouched cheese placed in retail-ready cases.
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Gummi 'burgers' assembled, packaged at 540/min

German candy maker Trolli GmbH installs fully automated packaging line equipped with multiple robots for its mini gummi-burger line.
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IMA Corazza: High speed dosing & wrapping machine

From IMA Corazza, the new FF4, high speed dosing & wrapping machine for the packing of processed, cream or fresh cheese.
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Off The Shelf: What a difference a label makes
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Off The Shelf: What a difference a label makes

When Traina Foods launched a premium ketchup made from sun-dried tomatoes, the innovative company decorated its HDPE bottle with a gorgeous full-body shrink sleeve label to set its product apart from the "sea of red."
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IMA Industries: Tea bag packaging machines

The C24-E and the C24-T high speed tea bag packaging machines are designed for non-heat-sealable double chamber filter bags with knotted string.
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Multisorb Technologies: Oxygen absorbing packets for jerky products

Designed to keep jerky products with a water activity level less than 0.85 fresh longer than atmospheric, gas flushing and vacuum packaging alone.
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Ampac: Single-serve snack food packaging

The E-Z SnackPak from Ampac is a unique and convenient flexible pouch packaging solution for single-serve snack foods that transforms into a serving tray upon opening to provide an alternative to the typical single-serve v f/f/s snack food bag.
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Vibrant packaging illuminates the flavor of allergy-free foods

A new line of allergy-free foods from U.K. company Tanfield uses bright colors and ingredient icons for its packaging to convey that allergy-free is more than ‘free-from.’
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A bold new design for Cadbury Hot Chocolate

Mondelez’ Cadbury Hot Chocolate portfolio gets a makeover that helps reinvigorate the brand’s legendary status, while making it easier for consumers to navigate the brand on shelf.
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Heart symbols convey health credentials of oat-based cereals

Package graphics created for the Saffola brand of oat-based cereals are designed to convey the optimism of the brand for health-conscious Indian consumers.

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