Packaging

Packaging

Know the recycling impact of your PET container

The PET Packaging Recycling Calculator app is free for iPhone and Android.
By Mikell Knights
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Packaging manufacturers continue to push performance boundaries, but oftentimes little consideration is given to the impact on the recycling stream.


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Package indicators increase food safety

New "reveal inks" provide return to fridge reminders for products like milk and yogurt.
By Mikell Knights
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 FSIS recommends refrigerated food be thrown out if left out for more than two hours. 


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Reseal your beverage cans

A new resealable closure solution for beverage cans allows the consumer to portion canned beverages.
By Mikell Knights
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 A larger opening releases more aroma and flavor, and accomodates a straw. 


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Lidding extends shelf life of premium chilled goods

The polyester-based film laminate achieves performance requirements and seal security while extending product shelf life to 28 days.
By Mikell Knights
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 The lidding material can withstand rigorous retort manufacturing processes while maintaining reliable seal integrity and peelability. 


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Package update raises bagel maker’s efficiencies

Einstein Noah restaurant group needed a new, sustainable box that would make loading more efficient.
By Mikell Knights
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 The new packages will save money, boost efficiency, lower the restaurant group’s carbon footprint and showcase its bagels and cream cheese. 


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Packaging

Packaging’s first foldable bottle

The award-winning design combines the features of a carton pack with the features of a bottle and performs as an aseptic package.
By Mikell Knights
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The product won two European packaging awards this year.
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TECH FLASH

Expiration dates cause up to 90 percent of Americans to waste food

An estimated $900 million worth of expired foods is removed from grocery shelves each year.
By Shane O'Halloran
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NRDC recommends standardized dating systems and making sell by dates invisible to consumers.
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TECH FLASH

Tetra Pak survey shows demand for renewable materials, environmental labeling

Separate-and-sort recycling remains most popular in mature markets.
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Sales in developing markets are reflecting consumer environmental concerns as well.
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TECH FLASH

5 signs it’s time to update your food product packaging

Does your packaging accurately portray your company’s image?
By Shane O'Halloran
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New technologies and innovations mean manufacturers that don’t update theirs could lose sales.


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Packaging

Packaging savings derived from bio-based materials

A new thermal solution is designed to keep products hot, warm, cool or cold while saving up to 35 percent in heating/cooling costs.
By Mikell Knights
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 The technology relies onrenewable phase change materials (PCMs), compounds that liquefy and solidify at specific temperatures. 


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