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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

Each vf/f/s machine is paired with a volumetric cup filler to crank out bags of berries at about 40/min
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Berry bagging gets better

Northland Cranberries installed eight volumetric fillers and as many vf/f/s machines for its line of branded fresh fruit. Automation increases its case-per-day capacity by 50%.
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Saputo?s new MAP wrapper (far left) includes a bilingual copy display (left) that describes the product and size parameters that
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Simplified wrapper boosts output

Despite a high-tech wrapping material, Saputo had too many leakers of its block cheese packs. New wrapper greatly improves seals while it boosts line output and slashes changeover time.
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General Mills downgauges costs

While heat-sealable films have long dominated flow wrapping applications, films coated with cohesives that seal through pressure alone are growing in use.
2 Microperforations in the film are invisible to the naked eye
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Films let produce breathe comfortably

Passive controlled atmosphere technology that lengthens the shelf life of fresh-cut produce takes many forms, as these three FPA award winners demonstrate.
4 Easy-open and reclosable 3-lb pouch handles Kaytee?s high-fat ferret food
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Flexible packaging advances reap rewards

This year's FPA awards recognized converters for packages that permit product viewing--even touching the product--without compromising package integrity. Reclosable and/or stand-up pouches drive into new product categories.
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Aseptics get a screw cap

In the sunny South Pacific, consumers of Punaauia, Tahiti-based Pacific Beverage Co.'s juices, nectars and alcoholic drinks--all packed in 1-L aseptic bricks--are now enjoying the convenience of a screw cap reclosure.
Final suture packages are placed into cartons of twelve (above) before distribution. At the      lidding station (right), rolls
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Sewing up a new line

A versatile thermoformer lets this pharmaceutical manufacturer package its sutures in an easy-peel package that hospitals like.
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Sandoz/Gerber's first offering comes in a box

Resource, a liquid nutritional supplement targeted to consumers age 55 and beyond, is now available in 13 western markets, with national distribution expected early this year.
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Aquaprin pouch doubles as a cup

When Health Corp. of Rocky Mount, NC, launched Aquaprin aspirin pain reliever/antacid late last year, it wanted a pouchstock rigid enough to let consumers mix the powdered product with water right in the pouch and then use it as a drinking cup.
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New Year's promise: Internet packaging data

Imagine this. You get a sample of a stand-up pouch used to market salad dressings in Australian food stores. Marketing is pushing to introduce such a product/package ASAP.
Prior to picking, blister packs travel through a long infeed section (above) and transfer to a white-ribbed flighted indexing be
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Getting a grip on automation

Custom robotic collator/tray loader permits Berlex Laboratories to pack featherweight, difficult-to-handle blister packs in two configurations at up to 300/min.
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Tetra Pak takes a systems approach to plastics packaging

When the world's largest international packaging supplier decides to expand into new packaging markets, packagers around the world-as well as the competition-had better take notice.
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Beverage containers dominate DuPont awards

A flexible beverage container and a hot-filled, shelf-stable juice pouch stand out at the ninth annual DuPont awards competition. Environmental categories and international entries again prove distinctive.
The three photos above show two 24-count trays shrink-wrapped into a single retail pack (top), a single 24-count tray with prot
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Shrink wrap system provides big retail thrust

A shrink wrapper overcomes heat and packing obstacles to bundle two 24-count trays of mr. big candy bars, enabling Neilson Cadbury to satisfy Canada's retailer demand for a 48-count pack.
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