Packaging

Field Reports

DIY: Automating a donut line

Mel-O-Cream Donuts designed a simple yet robust automated packaging and labeling line to replace a manual system.
May 6, 2014
Founded in 1932 as a retail shop in Springfield, IL, Mel-O-Cream International manufactures bakery products, primarily for wholesale distribution to supermarkets and bakeries.


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Protection all around: The contribution of packaging machine manufacturers to product quality and protection

Product recalls bring the entire supply chain added scrutiny, which can hurt business.
April 29, 2014
Hygienic packaging can help assure food security.
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TECH FLASH

Smart packaging multi-tasks to engage consumers and fight counterfeiting

Brand integrity and customer engagement are essential.
April 29, 2014

The demand for smart packaging is expected to grow by 8 percent annually, according to experts.


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TECH FLASH

PACK EXPO East to change dates to accommodate exhibitors

The inaugural event has drawn much more interest than organizers originally anticipated.
April 14, 2014

PMMI predicts over 400 companies will exhibit on the over 100,000 net sq. ft. of space.


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Food Packaging

Curve appeal

April 8, 2014

Last year, some members of the dairy industry thought it hip to be in square packaging. But Dean Foods, Inc. is taking a more circuitous route. Its Land O’Lakes brand sour cream and cottage cheese products are appearing on retailer shelves throughout the upper Midwest in curved packaging.


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Food Packaging

Coffee stick makes a stir

April 8, 2014

 Make a perfect cup of coffee—or tea—in about 30 seconds. Might sound too good to be true, but Australian inventor Dave Hopper may have enabled you to do just that with the development of Quikstix. 


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Food Packaging

‘Bone’ appétit!: New advances for pet food industry

April 8, 2014

 A pet peeve for some dog owners is not being able to feed their pets a warm meal. But that problem is being addressed with a heated, moist supplement for dry food in a package familiar to the world of single-serve soups, pastas and snacks. 


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Food Packaging

Pallet wrap reduces contamination threat

The wrap offers greater resiliency and is less likely to tear.
March 8, 2014
Detectamet, a UK-based manufacturer of food-safe detectable products, developed its new detectable pallet wrap to reduce the contamination of finished food products.
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Food Packaging

Lightweight hot-fill bottle a design winner

Coca-Cola Amatil CCA won the 2013 Australian Packaging Design Award for a 600ml Powerade Sports bottle.
March 8, 2014
Coca-Cola Amatil CCA won the 2013 Australian Packaging Design Award for a 600ml Powerade Sports bottle, an extremely lightweight, eco-friendly hot-fill bottle featuring a 38ml-wide neck closure.
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Food Packaging

Making renewable and recyclable cartons sustainable

Taking down the barriers to carton recycling helps to make cartons more recycle friendly for consumers.
March 8, 2014

 Sustainability is a consumer trend that is transforming the packaging industry. The top three concerns in relation to beverage packaging include recycling or landfilling, renewable resources and energy, said Erin Reynolds, marketing director at Evergreen Packaging, at last year’s Sustainable Packaging Forum in St. Petersburg, FL. 


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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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TYSON FOODS

Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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