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China’s love of the West draws packaging changes

As China’s population changes eating habits and shopping behaviors in response to Western influences, manufacturers need to meet new packaging needs
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Chocolates, coffee, cheese, ice cream and soft drinks are among the most desired Western products.


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Keeping ingredients separate enhances fresh taste

By Shane O'Halloran
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Competition in the dessert sector is fierce, making eye-catching product appearance, multiple flavor options and functional packaging indispensable.


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Advanced plastic molding provides significant savings

By Shane O'Halloran
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Sustainable packaging provides more than environmental benefits—it can minimize packaging, warehousing and shipping costs.


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Reclosable pop-up box for peanuts wins multiple awards

Brand visibility, consumer appeal and functionality are supported through a variety of innovations.
By Shane O'Halloran
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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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Packaging line innovation: Reaching for higher efficiencies

Robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.
By Hallie Forcinio, Contributing Editor
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Food and beverage manufacturers continually seek packaging machinery designs and process improvements that cut costs and boost productivity.


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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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Keeping tabs

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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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There’s a cap for that

New cap reseals container for later use, preserves cool temperature and carbonation, and helps prevent spillage.
By Cindy Dubin
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Bridging the gap between conventional beverage cans and meeting the demands of a mobile generation, German-based ACTEGA DS and US company Dayton Systems Group (DSG) have developed the non-breakable, recyclable DSG Beverage Cap Can, with a reclosable feature that was previously available only on glass.


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TECH FLASH

The latest food packaging trends

Chris Cornyn, president of DINE marketing, discusses the ways consumers are driving innovations in the packaging industry
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Experts say consumers are now the chief packaging officer, demanding packaging fulfill their personal needs.


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Perfecting product inspection

PMMI answers questions on implementing effective inspection procedures to prevent recalls and product contamination
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Food inspection technology helps manufacturers provide consistent quality, prevent food safety issues and improve the bottom line.


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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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