Articles Tagged with ''packaging materials''


Coca-Cola to set sustainable packaging goals in Europe

A joint-venture with a PET recycler will make it possible
The goals include achieving zero waste in its own operations and recycling more packaging than it uses.
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Packaging Trends Survey: Greener Containers, Faster Speeds

Whether they acknowledge it or not, food packaging professionals are operating lines where the goals of sustainable manufacturing are playing out.

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Engineering R&D: Research in the trenches

With government funding drying up and businesses curtailing in-house programs, food technology research often has an entrepreneurial feel in the 21st century.
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Reach out and touch me

If your packaging doesn’t encourage someone to touch your product, it’s likely to sit on the shelf.
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One good innovation program leads to others

General Mills learned through its Worldwide Innovation Network that new packaging ideas may not originate from within, but from its own suppliers.
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Ensuring the sustainability of sustainability efforts

Making a product “green” often calls for manufacturing changes—sometimes with unexpected results that must be factored into the equation.
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Patty Paper

Hollymatic FDA- and USDA-approved patty paper is designed for the meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, bakery and deli industries.
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Carry handles

3M ScotchPad carry handles are custom-printed “strips” that stick directly to packages up to 50 lbs. for 1-handed carrying. Offering adhesion to a variety of surfaces, the handles are available in individually dispensed pads for application by hand or can be integrated into an automated packaging process.

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Bioplastic materials

Mirel bioplastic materials have physical properties comparable to petroleum-based resins but are biobased and biodegradable in natural soil and water environments, home composting systems and industrial composting facilities.

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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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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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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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