Articles Tagged with ''flexible packaging''

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Treat root causes instead of symptoms to improve OEE

Chocolate bar line significantly improves performance by implementing partner approach to continuous improvement plan.
July 7, 2014
Mondelez Ireland is a market-leading producer of chocolate, biscuits (cookies), gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages.

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Technology Sourcebook

Sensory feedback fastener

June 3, 2014
The Zip-Pak Fragrance-Zip sensory feedback fastener emits a customized aroma upon initial and subsequent openings of a flexible package.

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Resealable zippers

June 3, 2014
Elplast resealable EL-ZIP Color press-to-close zippers come in over 100 colors to complement package designs.

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Barrier shrink packaging

June 3, 2014
Used for fresh and processed meat, poultry, cheese and perishable foods, Krehalon barrier shrink packaging materials offer puncture and abrasion resistance, as well as oxygen, moisture and UV barrier properties, for standard, high-abuse and cook-in shrink bags.

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Polyester sheet

June 3, 2014
The OCTAL DPET direct-to-sheet polyester sheet is intended for high-volume food and consumer packaged products; it eliminates 5 stages of the conventional production process (pelletizer, SSP, compactor, dryer and extruder) to eliminate defects and resin contamination.

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DuPont honors excellence in packaging

16 awards given out at this year’s event from a field of 200 entries
May 28, 2014

Food and beverage packaging solutions receive three gold awards.

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Field Reports

Perfect frozen pizzas: It’s a wrap

Palermo’s new high-speed shrink wrapping line can side-seal 150 frozen pizzas per minute compared to the old sealing machine’s rate of 90 pizzas per minute.
May 6, 2014
Based in Milwaukee, WI, Palermo’s Pizza was started by Sicilian immigrants Gaspare and Zina Fallucca who opened an Italian bakery on Milwaukee’s east side in 1964.

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Horizontal flow wrapper

April 7, 2014
Designed for confectionery, snack foods and bakery products, the WeighPack Sleek 65 horizontal flow wrapper incorporates 3 servo motors and servo drives; no chains, gears or lubrication is needed.
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FDA-approved papers

April 7, 2014
Created for the meat, dairy, bakery and snack industries, PPI FDA-approved papers are used to separate hamburger patties, cheese, steaks, cookies, poultry, pork and deli foods.
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Pouch sealing system

January 10, 2014
The Rinco FPA 4500-T ultrasonic pouch sealing system is engineered for the flexible packaging of dry and liquid foods; it provides top seal bonding of pouches up to 155mm-wide.
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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.


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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Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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July 2014

2014 July

The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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