Articles Tagged with ''packaging''

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Looking ahead: Dairy industry trends & challenges

A new study highlights continued consolidation, mega-farms and new shelf-stable packaging formats among key trends, as 80 percent of respondents cite need for new technology.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The results were presented at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
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Chicken packaging innovation responsible for long-term price decline

A new study says chicken has grown in popularity over the past 25 years while dropping in price.
By Shane O'Halloran
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A new study says chicken has grown in popularity over the past 25 years while dropping in price.
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Case packer

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 Used for partitionless packaging of products made with glass, aluminum, PET or other materials, the Standard-Knapp Versatron case packer with lowering head module provides programmable pick-and-place motion, achieving positive placement fully into the bottom of each case.  


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Vacuum packaging machines

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 Featuring programmable PLC controls with readable diagnostics and a vacuum leak check program, fully automatic Rollstock vacuum packaging machines are available in web widths from 285 to 459mm.  


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Integrate equipment for improved bar line efficiency

A line comprised of unintegrated equipment increases the chance of operator error.
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Multiple control panels can easily overwhelm operators.


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PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 provides path to food safety, better branding and more

PACK EXPO will demonstrate new processing and packaging technologies to help manufacturers stay competitive.
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Here's a preview of some of show highlights for PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013.
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New packaging sustainability standard released

Global Protocol for Packaging Sustainability includes more than 40 indicators for sustainability.
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Global Protocol for Packaging Sustainability includes more than 40 indicators for sustainability.
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Beverage packaging market to be worth $125.7 billion by 2018

Asia Pacific is predicted to be the fastest growing region in that period.
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Asia Pacific is predicted to be the fastest growing region in that period.
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Attract and Inform: Using graphic enhancements to differentiate packaged goods and highlight important product information

Today’s average consumer is much more aware of what information is required on CPG packages.
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Many consumers seek out local or organic goods or products that fit their dietary restrictions.


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Modified atmosphere packaging can help meet logistical challenges while improving freshness

MAP packaging does not affect taste or nutrition the way heat sterilization and freezing do.
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Gases commonly used in preservation include oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen.


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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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