Packaging

Little bottle, big splash

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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.

Podcasts

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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In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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