Packaging

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Lightweight hot-fill bottle a design winner

Coca-Cola Amatil CCA won the 2013 Australian Packaging Design Award for a 600ml Powerade Sports bottle.
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.

 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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Packaging News

Fruits are the target for new integrated weighing and bagging unit

A fully integrated weigh scale and bag packaging system designed specifically for fresh and frozen fruit is a new development resulting from a partnership between Automated Packaging Systems and BBC Technologies.
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Sculpted butter moves to supportive packaging

Butter sculptures, holiday-themed products manufactured by Keller’s Creamery, which is owned by the Dairy Farmers of America, are now being offered in a new, advanced packaging design.
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Packaging News

Easy open portion pack now in North America

An audible, snap-opening function integrated into the lower web of the thermoformed package allows consumers to open the package with one hand.
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Packaging

Flexible film with rigid film characteristics

Presenting a new line of stackable, reclosable, and flexible films
The package is a multi-layered film, laminated onto several proprietary substrates to improve heat resistance.
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Packaging

Innovation stars

Shelf-stable packages win IoPP awards based on composition and design focused on ease of use and sustainable qualities.
The winning packaging laminate is fully compostable and made in the US from renewable resources.
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TECH FLASH

Safety and Speed: FSMA on the packaging line

As manufacturers look to meet safety standards, demand for modular designs and efficient machinery increases.

Here’s what you need to know about FSMA and the packaging line.


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Field Reports

Seafood salad processor automates equipment washing process

Buggies and bins are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized to keep contaminants such as Listeria out of food processing plants.

 The new system washes and sanitizes in addition to preventing contaminants or bacteria from reaching the food processing area.  

 


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Packaging

Know the recycling impact of your PET container

The PET Packaging Recycling Calculator app is free for iPhone and Android.

Packaging manufacturers continue to push performance boundaries, but oftentimes little consideration is given to the impact on the recycling stream.


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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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The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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