Articles Tagged with ''bottles''

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Udder success

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Per capita milk consumption in the US has been on a steady decline since the 1970s.


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Full-bottle inspection system

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The METTLER TOLEDO CI-Vision full-bottle inspection system for the beverage industry inspects filled bottles at high production line speeds for proper fill level, cap position (missing, incorrect, skewed and under- or over-torqued cap) and tamper-band integrity.
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Lightweight hot-fill bottle a design winner

Coca-Cola Amatil CCA won the 2013 Australian Packaging Design Award for a 600ml Powerade Sports bottle.
By Mikell Knights
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Coca-Cola Amatil CCA won the 2013 Australian Packaging Design Award for a 600ml Powerade Sports bottle, an extremely lightweight, eco-friendly hot-fill bottle featuring a 38ml-wide neck closure.
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Blow molder management system

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Working in conjunction with a reheat stretch blow molder, the Agr Process Pilot blow molder management system proactively manages and maintains container material distribution at a specified thickness; it continuously monitors every bottle for material distribution, analyzing minute changes and adjusting 1 or all of the blow molder controls simultaneously to maintain predefined distribution levels.
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Blow molding machine

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Engineered for dairy products and edible oil, the Serac SBL PET blow molding machine produces bottles up to 5 liters in size at speeds of 2,400 to 12,000 containers/hr.
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Goya converts from glass to PET

The largest Hispanic-owned food company in the US is converting the packaging for its marinade product line from glass to PET bottles.
By Mikell Knights
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 The switch delivers significant performance and cost advantages along with sustainability benefits and a significantly reduced carbon footprint. 


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Hot fill PET bottle

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A stock container for juices and teas, the Amcor Powerblock 3.0 64-oz. hot fill polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle has a 38mm lightweight finish. 


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Honey processor coordinates bottle and package printing

New networked system eliminates manual keyboard entries, mistakes, rework and waste while improving throughput.
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Dutch Gold Honey has grown into the largest family-owned honey company in the US. Located in Lancaster, PA, its products include 11 honey varietals, an organic honey and three varieties of maple syrup.


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Liquid containment system

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The ATMI BrightPak liquid containment system has 2 primary components: a 4.6-liter polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle and a polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) rigid, 3-dimensional, collapsible interior “liner.”


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Creative support for craft brewers

European and major domestic breweries have been using metalized paper labels for years. US craft brewers are now picking up on the trend.
By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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While mainstream beer makers wrestle with a market in decline, craft breweries continue to enjoy double digit growth.


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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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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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