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.
The product won two European packaging awards this year.
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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.
NRDC recommends standardized dating systems and making sell by dates invisible to consumers.
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Tetra Pak survey shows demand for renewable materials, environmental labeling

Separate-and-sort recycling remains most popular in mature markets.
Sales in developing markets are reflecting consumer environmental concerns as well.
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5 signs it’s time to update your food product packaging

Does your packaging accurately portray your company’s image?

New technologies and innovations mean manufacturers that don’t update theirs could lose sales.

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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.

 The technology relies onrenewable phase change materials (PCMs), compounds that liquefy and solidify at specific temperatures. 

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Top shelf test

New package audit shows how design helps or hinders spirits makers.

 Many consumers are attached to a vodka brand based on marketing and advertising instead of the actual product. 

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Federal legislation seeks to create standard front-of-package label

It would also require greater disclosure of caffeine and sugar content, and define how “natural” and “healthy” claims may be made.

The Food Labeling Modernization Act was introduced by three Congressional Democrats.

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Attendee-friendly features enhance Vegas trade show

PACK EXPO is a comprehensive source of packaging and processing technologies, education and networking.

More than 1,600 exhibitors and 26,000 attendees will be present. 

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Arla switches to PET for milk bottle and adds high-seal closure

The fresh milk and cream supplier will switch from one-liter gable top cartons to one-liter PET bottles.

 The goal is to improve customer ability to use and reclose packaging tightly. 

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Winning flexible packages validate consumer preferences

New approaches to easy-open and easy-close containers highlight association’s annual awards competition.

 Environmental and sustainability achievements were honored. 

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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.


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 September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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