Superior Pharmaceutical is among the first to use a powdered polymer within a flexible material to keep overnight shipments cool, but not frozen. The material yields cost advantages, as well as freight and space savings.
To meet the growing sales demands of its foodservice and institutional customers, this Concord, NC, roaster fills ground coffee into a paper filter bag then overwraps between one and five bags in plastic film on the same machine. Strong sales help S&D reap a six-month payback on the unusual machine.
In the first stage of a national roll-out, coextrusion blow-molded bottles for Tropicana FruitWise smoothies are finding a place in the refrigerated cases of supermarkets in Cleveland and several other markets.
Seagram combines two bottling lines into one medium-speed line for a broad variety of spirits in glass bottles. Quick-change parts for cleaning, filling, capping and conveying equipment reduce downtime and labor costs.
Several unorthodoxies on the filling line make it possible for this soft, squeezable, straight-walled polypropylene container to resist paneling after hot-filling. Also new is a first-of-its-kind on-line shrink label application in a bottling plant.