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Casa de Oro's tortilla bags, taco-shell cartons and corrugated cases all receive a crisp, legible date code for the benefit of b
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New code's legibility smears its predecessor

Casa de Oro Foods’ new date coder produces a clean, legible date code on taco-shell cartons, tortilla bags and corrugated shippers. Downtime is minimal.
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Frozen chicken wings are fanned out to individual weigh buckets by a dispersal cone (above). Bagged chicken drops out of the vf/
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Packaging of chicken wings takes off

When Canadian poultry producer Olymel automated the packaging of its chicken wings, it was able to redeploy 12 operators formerly required for manual packaging.
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Packaging makes a run for the border

With more than 600 exhibitors and 25ꯠ attendees, Expo Pack Mexico, to be held June 6 to 9 in the Mexico City Sports Palace, is the premiere business show in Central America.
Two end-user executive committee members are Daniel J. Amundson, technology leader, corporate engineering technologies at Procte
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Progress on standards

On a gray day in mid-March, engineers from eight packaging end users, 21 machinery builders and 12 controls suppliers filed into a conference room in a downtown Chicago skyscraper.
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Borden gets 'smart' with tray

It’s Pasta Anytime™, a Borden Foods creation, is set to debut nationally this June in a patented Smart Cooker™ tray. The microwavable, single-serve product is shelf-stable for nine months.
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Clever packages take flexibles to a new level

Sleeves for propane cylinders win Flexible Packaging Assn.'s President's award. Other FPA winners include pouches of grease for fifth wheels, recyclable ream paper wraps and protective air cushion packs.
By this summer, CDI expects to fill its DairyAmerica-brand milk powder in a dual film bag system. Inner and outer plastic bags w
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Dairy coop decides on dual bag

California Dairies Inc. reportedly will be the first commercial user of a dual film bag system. CDI plans to offer the plastic bag as an alternative to multiwall paper bags for milk powders sold to confectioners, bakeries and cheese manufacturers.
Keith Campbell (left), director of automation and integration for Hershey Foods, led the meeting.
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OMAC group tackles packaging motion standards

OMAC (Open Modular Architecture Controls) Motion for Packaging Working Group hammers out a specific mission and four key areas to simplify motion controls for packaging machinery. Areas include: defining business benefits of open controls; standardize on programming languages; standardize on network protocols; foster education in motion control technologies in tech schools and colleges.
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Pouch is part of a 'brand block'

In a major packaging initiative, Heinz launches a stand-up bag with a TransZip™ resealable closure as a replacement for lay-flat plastic bags for all Ore-Ida frozen french fries, hash browns and tater tots.
Seen in the foreground and background (below left) are unusual blending scale systems that deliver IQF vegetables (such as those
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Contract packager blends vf/f/s systems

Unusual integrated blending scale systems enable a California contract packager to fill as many as nine different individually quick-frozen vegetables into a single bag.
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Flexible materials shine

Mobil’s Golden Mummy and Pyramid awards programs honor pouches for disposable washcloths, Pop Tarts® and dinosaur snacks, as well as labels for vitamins, beverages and bug spray.
Vivelle-Dot patches are heat-sealed in individual pouches. Pouches are packed into individual folding cartons, visible to the ri
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Tiny patch 'dots' pharmaceutical landscape

Noven Pharmaceuticals employs a new cartoner to help introduce an estrogen replacement therapy patch sold to pharmacies and merchandised free as physician samples.
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MAP Systems, a div. of ClearLam Packaging: No-vacuum MAP system

MAP Systems (Des Plaines, IL) introduces a modified atmosphere “interface” system that uses a patented Dual Laminar Flow™ and Gas Laser™ technology, rather than vacuum, to remove oxygen and replace it with another gas, usually nitrogen.
Joe Kimbrell, Rovema
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Machine builders debate PC vs PLC control

Part two of our report on PC vs PLC control for packaging machinery, from the perspective of design engineers at leading packaging machinery builders.
These filter-packs of ground coffee represent a growth opportunity for Cordoba Coffee now that the company has automated overwra
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Foodservice packs at twice the speed

Canadian coffee marketer sees growth in coffee filter-packs used by guests in hotel rooms. A new flow wrapper lets the firm aggressively pursue this foodservice market niche.

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