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Standing up to the competition

By early this summer, Elmhurst, IL-based Keebler expects to complete its nationwide rollout of Cheez-It® baked snack mixes in three varieties.
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Vf/f/s machine 'Advances' frozen chicken intro

Enid, OK-based Advance Food Company is rolling out its new Easy Beginnings line of cooked and seasoned chicken breast filets and slices. Easy Beginnings are filled, distributed and sold frozen in a 24-oz resealable bag similar to the printed mock-up shown.
Free-fall metal detectors are mounted to f/f/s equipment at Roskam (the square-shaped objects on the far left side of the photo
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Roskam Baking 'falls' for in-tube metal detection

In-tube metal detectors are helping contract packager Roskam Baking grow its business. The CP packs dry food products such as cereal and snacks at four plants in its home city of Grand Rapids, MI.
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Packaging for a global marketplace (sidebar)

How does a $13 billion multinational food and beverage company keep Mexico apprised of packaging developments in Morocco?
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Pick-and-place packer

New high-speed pick-and-place case packer for snacks will be unveiled by BluePrint Automation (Colonial Heights, VA). Modular packer can be adapted to horizontal or vertical bag packing.
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Thermal-transfer printer

Greydon's (York, PA) Sprint S-842 thermal-transfer printer for pharmaceutical and medical packaging is detailed in a new information sheet. Color photos accompany the description of the machine's features and benefits.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Bag-in-box line

Custom configured for baking mixes, the new turnkey bag-in-box line from Triangle Packaging Machinery (Chicago, IL) features two heavy-duty servo augers feeding two Triangle Advantage CM bag machines for a combined output of 160 ppm to Triangle's ProLine horizontal cartoner.
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Flexible pack zips to market

A flexible bag with a transverse zipper provides consumers with 'pour-and-store' convenience for Birds Eye-brand frozen chicken-based meals.
New packs of Heath?s bird suet (above) offer consumers easy opening. At retail, they can stand on the shelf, offer appealing gra
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Flexible materials earn Green Globe Award

Heath Manufacturing wins a Green Globe Award from the Flexible Packaging Assn. for a bird suet cake package that uses less material than its predecessor. New equipment increases productivity while saving labor costs.
Flexible packs of chlorine shock treatment products for swimming pools maintain child-resistance while offering users an easy-op
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Olin notches easy opening for flexible packs

A small notch makes it easier for consumers to open Olin Pool Products' child-resistant, single-use, flexible packs of chlorine shock treatment products for swimming pools.
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.
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Protecting gourmet flavors for canines

Breeder's Choice opts for a high-barrier, all-plastic lamination for two sizes of its new Pinnacle super-premium dog foods. Long shelf life, nutrient protection and minimizing of infestation are among benefits.
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Flexible film use wraps up awards

A bag for grease lubricant and a label for bottled juice are just two examples of innovative film uses that earned Golden Mummy and Pyramid awards.
L ogic instructions can be easily entered on the keypad and LCD display of the universal logic module. To the left and below is
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Paint pouch packing is under control

Testor packages modelers' paints in a flexible pouch on a hf/f/s machine modified for the purpose. A PLS, a PLC and a complementary logic module contribute greatly.
Once wrapped and sealed, individual pieces of Creme  Savers are discharged onto a takeaway conveyor
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'Servo-ing' up new generation Lifesavers

High output and quick, tool-less changeover were wrapper features that were persuasive to Nabisco's Lifesavers Division. Throughput is up at least 15% with servo-driven wrapping of individual hard candies.

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