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Go-Gurt: An updated view

When General Mills debuted Yoplait Go-Gurt in tube packs regionally four years ago and nationally in late 1999, it represented breakthrough, outside-of-the-cup thinking.
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Flexible packaging reigns

Flexible packages predominate in this year’s DuPont Awards competition. Innovation in biodegradable packaging and convenience also shine.
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Aseptic f/f/s machines

The Bosch (Bridgman, MI) Servac TFA series comprises aseptic f/f/s machines for food and beverages. Machines can process liquid products that have to remain preserved for long periods of time; and products can have randon pH values.
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Emplex Systems Inc: Automated bagging system

Emplex (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) introduces the Emplex Bag Station automated bagging system. Machinery is built for the automated filling and sealing of any style wicketed bag.
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Rose Forgrove: Hf/f/s machine

The Minerva PC Flowpak hf/f/s machine from Rose Forgrove, a div. of Molins Packaging Machinery (Nottingham, U.K.), runs at speeds to 400 packs/min.
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Inline bagging

Web Exclusive: Running PE tube stock, Clamco (Cleveland, OH) says its Magnum Force automatic bagging system saves up to 40% of the material costs compared to machines that fill and seal premade bags from a roll.
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Heinz adds stick packs

Beginning in April, Heinz European Foodservice began selling seven of its condiments in a 12 cm (4.72") x 2 cm (.78") flexible stick pack.
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Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc: Dual-auger system

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery (Sturtevant, WI) introduces the 3500 Series Dual Digitronic auger filler system, which fills 2 dry products with different characteristics through a single tube and into 1 pouch or package. One of the augers is mounted at an angle to allow both to be installed in the same vf/f/s equipment.
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Distributors remain big factor in purchases (sidebar)

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Superior Dairy: Blow molding of plastic milk bottles
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Superior Dairy: Blow molding of plastic milk bottles

At this Ohio dairy manufacturer, one floor above the filling line, HDPE bottles are blown and flash is trimmed. Then bottles are transported through a pneumatic tube to a bagging machine.
Golden Flake: New vf/f/s for potato chip bagging
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Golden Flake: New vf/f/s for potato chip bagging

Printed rollstock unwinds from the back of one of Golden Flake's new vf/f/s machines from Heat and Control. After a knife cuts between the seal area, the filled bag discharges at the bottom of the machine.
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At interpack 2002

NEWS FROM INTERPACK 2002: Packworld.com looks at some of the show’s notable news and products.
New coextruded blown film line for Enhance Packaging has broadened its structural offerings. Bubble of film (top) is totally con
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New coex line broadens food pack offerings

Coextruded blown film is new to Enhance Packaging Technologies. ‘Pancake’ die technology gives maximum flexibility.
Diamond of California: Side-by-side form/fill/seal machines for nuts
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Diamond of California: Side-by-side form/fill/seal machines for nuts

Filled and sealed bags of nuts discharge from two side-by-side vf/f/s machines onto a conveyor that runs perpendicular to them. Bags are then conveyed downstream. Meanwhile, printed film is pulled through tensioning rollers on one of the vf/f/s machines (right).
Diamond of California: Scale systems for shelled nuts
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Diamond of California: Scale systems for shelled nuts

Computerized scales from Hayssen deliver accurate amounts of nuts on this 16-head system that includes an upper scale with a booster hopper directly beneath. Nuts released from the scales fall through stainless-steel tubes into vf/f/s equipment.

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