Packaging

Bag cracks Canadian cereal code

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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A matte finish on a polybag lends an upscale look to Sally’s cereal, a new brand from Malt-O-Meal and the company’s first product in the Canadian market. Source: Malt-O-Meal Co.A
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Tech Update: Pumps

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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The right pump used for the right application can make a significant difference in energy consumption.
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PACK EXPO Preview

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Offering a customer-centric approach, Las Vegas show continues to grow.
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Packaging Trends Survey

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Speed always is a priority in packaging operations, but market realities are elevating other considerations for food and beverage professionals.
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Tech Update: Robotics

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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After they’ve proved their worth in secondary packaging and grunt applications, robots are slowly making inroads for jobs closer to the process. 
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Give it a twist

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Rotating label increases communication at the point of purchase and helps differentiate food products from the competition.
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From leader to laggard

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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If there were a Miss Congeniality award for packaging, a food or beverage company would have been the odds-on favorite of judges for the 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.
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Tech Update: Filling Equipment

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Faster fill times are nice, but a host of other considerations also are part of manufacturers’ value calculations. Those needs are evident in the systems being developed.
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Flexibility, safety, sustainability dominate Interpack 2011

By Maureen Byrne
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Held May 12-18 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the triennial exhibition featured innovations that packed a punch.
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Susceptors and the safety challenge

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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With the microwave supplanting the convection oven, package engineers eye susceptor systems to better protect frozen-food consumers from undercooked products.
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