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The beauty and color of the garden is evident in the nine-color printing on Scotts? potting soil bags. Cohesive label shown on t
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Stand-up bags in Scotts' future

Producing potting soil in a package for food stores remains a challenge for The Scotts Company. A flat-bottomed 10-qt bag, printed in nine colors, is the company's first salvo. Traditional markets love it so far.
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Pouches exit the rotary filling turret and are drawn through a top-sealing device
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Pouch production soars at Goya division

A continuous-motion pouch-packaging operation at Packaging Ltd. is nearly 200% faster and 70% more accurate than the intermittent-motion system it replaced.
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Automation times six at Apotex

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Reformulating the bottle

When automotive chemical manufacturer Snap Products expanded its "Outlaw" line of fuel additive products and reformulated other premium products, the company chose to revamp packaging with an innovative aluminum bottle.
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Similac customers unmask imposter

In what may be one of the most elaborate product/package counterfeiting schemes ever uncovered, bogus Similac infant formula has been sold from store shelves at Safeway and Pak 'n Save Supermarkets in California.
For the 4-oz ?dairy? line, foil cups (right) have been replaced by a ramekin-style cup (center), and a redesigned folding carton
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Cheese marketer stretches packaging technology

Package redesign enhances images of upscale cheeses. New MAP package is a first for dairy while another pack pioneers an injection-molding method.
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Neck band quenches thirst for savings

A heat-shrinkable polyvinyl chloride neck band, used by New Orleans, La.-based Sirocco Enterprises to package Pat O'Brien's(TM) cocktail drink mixes, has reduced material costs and increased sales.
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Squeezing out productivity

An adjustable guiderail system allows juice producer Hansen's Juices to maximize output, minimize downtime. Sizing up and down lets line focus on "just-in-time" technology.
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Jar holds what bag could not

When Minnesota-based K-Tel Intl. introduced its KleenSilver plus(TM) tarnish remover system-sold internationally through retail, direct response television and catalog-they tested a polyethylene bag for packaging the system's powdered activator.
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Coca-Cola's efficiency soars with ultrasonics

Ultrasonic proximity and motion control sensors improve efficiency and reduce downtime at Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated's Mobile, AL plant.
Farmer members of the wheat growers1 cooperative enjoy seeing their own branded pasta in retail stores in their region. However,
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Pasta plant extraordinaire

The only way for this new pasta producer to meet the needs of three different market segments is to have a packaging operation designed for maximum flexibility.
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Trapped coupons free Maybelline sales

Maybelline's special promotion of blister-packed cosmetics entices consumers with redeemable fanfolded coupons that are trapped between two SBS cards.
Schering-Plough got into pressure-sensitive labeling in a big way when it brought suncare product labeling in-house. Rotary p-s
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Coppertone's new label is a clear winner

Schering-Plough decided to bring in-house new p-s labeling of its suncare products. Along with special labels, the company needed labeling equipment-and also machine vision and ink-jet printing.
Humco president Tom DeGreve likes the speed and accuracy of his recently installed liquid filler, but its automatic clean-in-pla
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Filler makes changeover a breeze

Tough-to-clean OTC pharmaceutical products like iodine and mercurochrome are no problem at changeover time since Humco installed a filler with automatic clean-in-place capabilities.
Small two-ounce vacuum-packed ?bricks? will be produced on Superior?s new form/fill/seal system at its Harahan, LA, coffee roast
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Superior takes control in small coffee packs

Thanks to growth in specialty coffees, Superior's new plant installs a first-in-North-America vacuum/valve packager that offers a wide size range and precise controls for ground or whole bean coffees.

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