Articles Tagged with ''flexible packaging''

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Robots have just the right touch

These robots pack deli meats faster than humans—and they check packages for vacuum leaks before they’re boxed.
For people who grew up in the Philadelphia area in the last 50 years, Dietz & Watson is practically a household name.


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Technology Sourcebook

Flexible pouch cap

The Performance Packaging SipP cap for flexible, spouted pouches is suitable for products such as fruit purées, organic products and baby food.


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Tetrahedron-shaped pouch

A packaging format for the single-serve snack food market, the Ampac E-Z SnackPak flexible, tetrahedron-shaped pouch transforms into a serving tray upon opening.


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Detectable PBT plastic

Ensinger HYDEX 4101 UD Blue Ultra Detectable PBT plastic is visible to food conveyor line optical, X-ray and metal detection systems.


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Resealable films

Südpack Multipeel multilayer packaging films can be opened without a knife or scissors; they can be reclosed multiple times without product quality loss.


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Heat-stable shrink film

PSI Polyflex transverse direction-orientated, heat-stable oriented polystyrene shrink label film shrinks less than 0.4% at 95°F for 24 hrs; it has a 3% machine direction growth.


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Drum touch shrink film

Manufactured for fresh meat and fish producers, KM Packaging soft “drum” touch shrink film features a 25-micron/100-gauge thickness.


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Food Packaging

Reclosable pop-up box for peanuts wins multiple awards

Brand visibility, consumer appeal and functionality are supported through a variety of innovations.
Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.’s patented new PrimaPak pop-up box has garnered plenty of recognition as the first-ever reclosable, flexible, stackable package produced from engineered rollstock on proprietary vertical form/fill/seal (VFFS) machinery.


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Food Packaging

Keeping tabs

The global flexible packaging market is estimated to grow from $73.8 million in 2012 to $99.6 million by 2018, according to research group MarketsandMarkets.


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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.
Mondelez Ireland is a market-leading producer of chocolate, biscuits (cookies), gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages.


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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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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