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Bottle drying system produces for Britvic

A bottling line started up in fall 2006 at Britvic Soft Drinks at Chelmsford, United Kingdom, to handle the company’s Robinsons Fruit Shoot beverages is anchored by a space-efficient block filler for 200- and 300-mL PET bottles.
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Proposed rules on gluten finish the thought on food allergens law

Under its proposed rule, FDA defines ‘gluten’ as proteins that occur naturally in a ‘prohibited grain’ and that may cause adverse health effects in those with celiac disease.”
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Food Fight

Some in Congress want a new agency for food safety as well as new standards for safeguarding the nation’s food supply.
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Retro Chic--Harnessing the power of the past

Drawing inspiration from brands of yesteryear is now the future
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Bottle drying system produces for Britvic

An airknife system solves a labeling and coding problem for a new bottling line.
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Label applicator is a perfect fit

Sea Breeze deploys low-volume printing solution.
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New labelers benefit from high-speed serial network

Simplified programming and smooth coordination of all axes of motion are key benefits gained now that a new-generation PLC has been incorporated in these labelers.
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Data flows from ERP to packaging machines

Just five operators run two lines that span three floors and churn out 600 bottles/min. An automated order system plays a pivotal role in streamlining changeover.
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Daisy Brand grows with RFID

The company automates its RFID processes using a print-and-apply applicator to tag all of its pallets with smart labels.
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Flexible filler doubles pack speeds

Dual-head auger filling system with integrated checkweigher easily adapts to different powder density, humidity, and temperature conditions.
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Smart shelves...and cabinets

So-called smart packaging has been around for years, but what about “smart shelves”?
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Panel-free PET bottle provides smooth labeling for flavored water

O Beverages, Cambridge, MA, has launched a new infused water line in a custom PowerFlex PET bottle from Amcor PET Packaging (www.amcor.com). Bottle distributor Zuckerman Honickman (www.zh-inc.com) brought Amcor’s technology to O Beverages’ attention. The bottle features a panel-free design and sports a smooth label panel, free of ribbing.
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'Natural' claims on RTE food packaging

USDA has a beef with some ready-to-eat deli packages. Companies are being forced to ditch “natural” copy on packaging.
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Giving RFID a voice: How making tags talk could improve efficiencies

Voice-directed work technology is looking to leverage the data contained in RFID tags.
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FOX IV Technologies: F-1515 Bottle Labeling Machine

Industrial bottle labeling system
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