Ela FruscionePrimary packagingNECCO mints in a snapNew high-intensity Ultra mints from NECCO (New England Confectionery Co.) reached national retail stores in June packed in a 4 1/2-oz, 1.4-mil polypropylene bag with a laminated cast PP snap closure.October 31, 2001Primary packagingYogurt producer fills craving for higher throughputYofarm reduces waste dramatically with a new auger filler that achieves consistent volume control of yogurt toppings.October 31, 2001Primary packagingQuick changeover sets off production overhaulMug manufacturer Aladdin revamps its production facility with a family of seven hand-loaded semi-automatic shrink wrappers.September 30, 2001Flexible packagingPasta found in pouchesRecently spotted by Packaging World editors at Chicago-area Dominicks and Jewel grocery stores is a new Barilla pasta line packaged in what appears to be paper/foil-laminated stand-up pouch holding 8.9 oz of uncooked, dry pasta.August 31, 2001HomeSalon chooses aerosol over pumpIn the spring, Bumble and bumble (Bb) from Estee Lauder, New York, NY, switched from pump to aerosol dispensing for its new hair styling and hair spray product. According to Bb’s director of purchasing Christin Cupo, this is the first of its products to feature an aerosol spray dispensing system.July 31, 2001Primary packagingBakery wraps up production ratesMail-order bakery Bellows House Bakery, Walpole, NH, found a resolution to high labor costs and low production rates in packaging its grab-and-go cookies and brownies. In fall ’99, manual labor and semi-automatic sealing was replaced by a Fuji-Formost (Woodinville, WA) Model FW-340mII horizontal form/fill/seal wrapper.July 31, 2001HomePE-coated board guarantees qualityCake manufacturer Mandelbagerist, Goteborg, Sweden, found the award-winning 16-pt, polyethylene-coated board was the solution to efficiently package its new single-serve almond dessert line. Board supplier Stora Enso (Stockholm, Sweden) was recently recognized for winning the International Wordstar Packaging Award for this triangle-shaped single pack.June 30, 2001HomeLight beer grabs new starLone Star Light showed off its new package design at the Seventh Annual Great Texas Beer Festival on May 22. According to San Antonio, TX-based Pabst Brewing Co., LS Light was redesigned to differentiate the brand as a stand-alone, as opposed to its previous stance as a “light version” of Lone Star.June 30, 2001HomeAseptic pack "AdvantEdge"Golden, CO-based EAS has a new ready-to-drink shake, AdvantEdge, on store shelves in an octagonal-shaped 11-oz Tetra Prisma aseptic carton. For the company’s first single-serve nutritional beverage, EAS conducted research to provide its customers with a convenient drink box.May 31, 2001Materials & containersBomba drink, bomb-like bottleBomba Energy drinks hit the United States in a grenade-shaped 8.4-oz glass bottle topped with a steel cap and ring closure. When the ring is pulled, the cap lifts open. The exclusive importer, Energy Beverage Company of Long Island City, NY, launched the Bomba Energia Getränkevertriebs GmbH product in this country in May.May 31, 2001Page 1 of 4Next PageTop StoriesContract Manufacturing and PackagingGreenSeed Contract Packaging Increases Line Efficiency Through AutomationA pay-by-the-hour robot model has mitigated the effects of labor shortages and provided scalability for the contract manufacturer.Package DesignPersil Adds Accessibility-Minded On-Pack QRPodcastsSix-Part unPACKED Sustainability Series: Pt. 3 - PaperPackage DesignNerds Candy Container Offers a New ‘Twist’ on a Classic FavoriteSponsor ContentTest Your Recyclability Smarts!