Packaging

Automated tube tester debuts

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Burst tests, leak detection and other package-integrity testing remain largely lab-based, manual processes, even as the machines that produce those packages accelerate their output capabilities.
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Effervescent juice in a can

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Healthier eating trends are sometimes cited for declining sales of carbonated soft drinks, but at least one juice maker believes the key to increased sales requires effervescence.
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Petroleum vs. corn

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The battle over green cred is pitting PLA-based plastic against conventional PET resins mixed with additives that cause the plastic to decompose when landfilled.
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DIY modified atmosphere

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Modified atmosphere packaging has been a game-changer for many foods and beverages, though until now the technology was the domain of industrial users.
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Little bottle, big splash

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Calling it the firm’s biggest beverage introduction in a decade, Kraft Foods executives talked about their new MiO concentrated flavoring in the same breath as their power brands at February’s Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) conference, weeks before the tiny bottles began appearing on store shelves.
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One world, one image

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China has a hybrid economy, and its food sector also borrows the best approaches to both packaging and production.
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Surf's down for bottles

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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

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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

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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

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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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