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Jerry Butler
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Mechatronics looms large

Jerry Butler, production manager at food manufacturer ARC-diversified of Cookeville, TN, says a new skill set is required to deal effectively with today’s packaging machinery.
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A filled, capped, and labeled 64-oz bottle.
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Redundancy rules at Old Orchard

Cap coders, case erectors, case packers, and case tapers are redundant to make sure this high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice can produce up to its potential.See video
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interpack insights

The buzz at the über-sized interpack packaging show in Germany included integration, function-block technology, Rx ‘pens,’ simplicity, esthetics, and concern for machinery ‘made in China.’
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Nivea pack gets face lift

RPC Verpackungen Kutenholz GmbH manufactured a stylish new PP bottle for the redesigned packaging of the Nivea Visage range of face care products. Nivea manufacturer Beiersdorf relaunched the Visage brand in new packaging in order to enhance its image in the marketplace.
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Saint-Gobain: Saint-Gobain: In-stock bottles

Caliber WinePak offers many styles of wine bottles with the Stelvin closure finish. These bottles are always in stock, and include both domestic and imported bottles from well-respected manufacturers such as Saint Gobain Containers, Saint Gobain Emballage, Saver Glass, and others.
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Jolt relaunch is 'electric'

After 20 years, Wet Planet reintroduces Jolt in a 23.5-oz aluminum resealable can decorated with thermochromic inks.
Pernod's new packaging for Seagram's Cooler Escapes includes a new bottle shape, new label and carrier graphics.
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Seagram's Coolers undergo a package modernization

New bottle, new label, and new carrier graphics—they’re all aimed at contemporizing the Seagram’s brand and boosting sales.
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Seagram's becomes 'cooler' for winter

After nearly 20 years, Seagram’s Cooler beverages are now available in a completely new packaging presentation: new glass bottle, label, and graphics.
The new PET vinegar bottles are light, shatter-proof, and consumer-appealing.
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Vinegars veer from glass to PET

Rising resin costs don’t deter plans to please customers by making a switch from glass to plasic. ‘We may extend PET usage for some other products in our line.’
Prescription Solutions' line in Carlsbad, CA, is used to fill prescription drug orders. The line uses about 150 fill stations or
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Understanding the packaging line (sidebar)

Prescription Solutions’ pharmacy manager Dave Booher explains that the company’s automated fulfillment packaging line in Carlsbad, CA, stretches 160’ in one direction, makes a 1’-radius turn, and runs right back.

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