Packaging

Surf's down for bottles

March 1, 2011
Slip sliding away applies to both glass bottles and workers in many bottling departments because of the need to keep conveyor belts lubricated and containers upright while they twist, turn and accumulate.
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Drop the knife

March 1, 2011
Sealed Air’s Cryovac division began introducing Grip & Tear bags for different food applications in 2007, with varying degrees of acceptance.
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Oxygen sucker meets flow-wrapper

February 1, 2011
For manufacturers who would rather take out the air than add in preservatives, a combination of vacuum and modified atmosphere packaging provides an option.
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Jolly green babies

February 1, 2011
The Jolly Green Giant, Winnie the Pooh and other licensed characters are cropping up on packages of infant and toddler foods from Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp.
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Engineering R&D: First-ballot inductee

January 1, 2011
The Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2010 includes professionals from a number of walks of life but only one inventor: Bob Dodrill.
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Plant Profile: Filling Local Demand

January 1, 2011
Flexible new Kleinpeter Farms Dairy ice cream facility mixes up homegrown success.
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Space: sustainability's final frontier

January 1, 2011
Container lightweighting and recycled materials are all well and good, but the real action today is in squeezing more units into less space.
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Geometry drives content

January 1, 2011
Artfully folded paper is the essence of origami. Inventively folded cardboard is the essence of Smurfit-Stone Container Corp.’s Meta boxes.
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Recession? What recession?

January 1, 2011
If the mood seemed upbeat to visitors and exhibitors at November’s PACK EXPO show in Chicago, it was for good reason: Nine in 10 end-users of packaging machinery report their purchases of additional equipment increased or remained the same in 2010’s third quarter, compared to a year earlier, with food and beverage packagers leading the way.
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Happy, happy, joy, joy

January 1, 2011
Graphic redesign can be a bear trap for an iconic brand. Doubters need only consider the experience of PepsiCo’s Tropicana, which briefly dropped the orange-and-straw graphic two years ago. 
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