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PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 provides path to food safety, better branding and more

PACK EXPO will demonstrate new processing and packaging technologies to help manufacturers stay competitive.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Here's a preview of some of show highlights for PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013.
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Attract and Inform: Using graphic enhancements to differentiate packaged goods and highlight important product information

Today’s average consumer is much more aware of what information is required on CPG packages.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Many consumers seek out local or organic goods or products that fit their dietary restrictions.


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Modified atmosphere packaging can help meet logistical challenges while improving freshness

MAP packaging does not affect taste or nutrition the way heat sterilization and freezing do.
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Gases commonly used in preservation include oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen.


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Goya converts from glass to PET

The largest Hispanic-owned food company in the US is converting the packaging for its marinade product line from glass to PET bottles.
By Mikell Knights
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 The switch delivers significant performance and cost advantages along with sustainability benefits and a significantly reduced carbon footprint. 


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Sustainability a highlight at DuPont packaging awards

Materials that prolong shelf life, enhance recyclability or add a repellent quality top the winners list.
By Mikell Knights
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 Modified air packaging and material-reducing redesigns were among those recognized. 


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Digital printing poised for growth

Next generation printing technologies offer shorter lead times and lower cost.
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We discuss the future of digital printing technologies with Kate Achelpohl, director of member communications at PMMI.


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US canned foods market declines

With the US recession ending, many consumers are trading back up to more expensive foods.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Sales were flat in 2012 and are predicted to decline.
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Convenience aids top the list of packaging breakthroughs

DuPont released the list of the top packaging innovations of the 20th century.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The top spot on the list went to a basic technology with major ramifications.


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Printed magnet recloses gum pack

An inline coating process, developed by ASG, applies the magnetic strip to the paperboard to create a secure reclosure mechanism.
By Hallie Forcinio, Contributing Editor
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The stick gum from Mondelēz International(formerly Kraft) is expected to complete its global rollout by the end of 2013.


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Baby formula on-the-go

A self-heating package from Aestech, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, warms semi-liquid and liquid foods for on-the-go consumption.
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 The design simplifies away-from-home preparation of baby formula by integrating pre-measured ingredients, a heating mechanism and a nipple in a self-contained package. 


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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.

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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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