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Summary of U.S. 2002 packaging machinery shipments by Machinery Category.

Summary of U.S. 2002 Packaging Machinery
Shipments by Machinery Category

                                             2002 Shipments    Percent
Machinery Category                            $ (Millions)     Of Total

Premade bag hanging, opening, weighing
  filling, and closing/sealing                    121            2.5
Bottling line                                     306            6.4
Capping, overcapping, lidding, sealing            133            2.8
Cartoning and multipacking, associated
  leaflet/coupon placing                          178            3.7
Case and tray forming, packing, unpacking,
  closing and sealing                             353            7.3
Coding, dating, printing, marking,
  stamping and imprinting                         457            9.5
Converting (selected categories)                  126 *           NA
Conveying, feeding, orienting, placing
  and related                                   1,023           21.3
Filling--dry products                             143            3.0
Filling--liquid products                          181            3.8
Form, fill, seal--bag/pouch                       188            3.9
Inspecting, detecting, checkweighing              214            4.5
Labeling                                          284            5.9
Palletizing, depalletizing and
  pallet utilizing                                375            7.8
Shrink film and heat sealing                      149            3.1
Skin and blister packaging                         19            0.4
Tray packaging (preformed trays)                   27            0.6
Wrapping                                          193            4.0
All other packaging (est)                         463            9.6

Total                                           4,807 *        100.1 **

                                               2001-2002
Machinery Category                             Change (%)

Premade bag hanging, opening, weighing
  filling, and closing/sealing                    14.8
Bottling line                                     15.0
Capping, overcapping, lidding, sealing             5.5
Cartoning and multipacking, associated
  leaflet/coupon placing                         -20.9
Case and tray forming, packing, unpacking,
  closing and sealing                             -0.8
Coding, dating, printing, marking,
  stamping and imprinting                          2.7
Converting (selected categories)                  -3.1
Conveying, feeding, orienting, placing
  and related                                     -0.4
Filling--dry products                              5.1
Filling--liquid products                           5.2
Form, fill, seal--bag/pouch                        5.0
Inspecting, detecting, checkweighing              -1.8
Labeling                                           2.2
Palletizing, depalletizing and
  pallet utilizing                                -2.6
Shrink film and heat sealing                       2.8
Skin and blister packaging                        -7.2
Tray packaging (preformed trays)                 -18.1
Wrapping                                          -1.5
All other packaging (est)                           NA

Total                                             0.06

* Converting machinery ($126 million) is not included in the packaging
machinery total.

** More than 100.0% due to rounding.
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