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Coding and marking: Are you controlling costs effectively?

Hygiene requirements, durability and much more factor into code application for primary food packaging.
By Shane O'Halloran
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We discuss the ins and outs of coding and marking technology with Paul Doody of Linx Printing Technology.


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Paper-based packaging system

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Used to transport larger-sized liquid bottles, the Hexacomb HexStack paper-based packaging system features a single layer of honeycomb material custom-die cut to accommodate the specific bottle neck.
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Candy packaging machine

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 The Theegarten-Pactec HCW4 packaging machine seals preformed candies in bottom-fold wrap; individual products that are not wrapped or spliced are rejected during full machine operation.  


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Snack food case sealer

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Offering interchangeable tape and adhesive sealing, the A-B-C Model 436 case sealer is intended for snack manufacturers that ship products in a variety of packages including flexible bags, multipacks, cartons and rigid containers.
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Don’t Call it a Comeback

Convenience, portion control and sustainability emerge again as major packaging trends.
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FE discusses the latest packaging innovations with Jorge Izquierdo of PMMI.


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6-axis robot

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Used in assembly, dispensing, material handling, machine tending and packaging applications, the Yaskawa Motoman MH12 6-axis robot features a double-yoke design that offers additional strength if the robot crashes due to a programming error.


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Carton packs perform best in environmental impact life-cycle assessment

They performed better than glass jars, metal cans, retortable pouches and plastic pots.
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They performed better than glass jars, metal cans, retortable pouches and plastic pots.
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DuPont Packaging announces call for entries in Awards for Packaging Innovation

New judging categories for the 26th annual awards include technological advancement, responsible packaging, and enhanced user experience.
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New judging categories for the 26th annual awards include technological advancement, responsible packaging, and enhanced user experience.
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Carton Council praises significant 2013 expansion of carton recycling access

Currently, 56.1 percent of American households have access to carton recycling.
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Currently, 56.1 percent of American households have access to carton recycling.


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Study finds early BPA exposure increases prostate cancer risk

The researchers found that human prostate stem cells implanted into mice were far more susceptible to cancer if BPA was included in the animal's diet.
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The researchers found that human prostate stem cells implanted into mice were far more susceptible to cancer if BPA was included in the animal's diet.
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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