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Labeler boosts productivity

The largest sauerkraut producer in the world relies on flexible equipment that handles frequent changeovers with minimal downtime.
By Hallie Forcinio, Contributing Editor
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When a labeler could no longer meet production requirements, company personnel began looking for a replacement that could handle frequent changeovers and multiple size and material changes.
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Recycling Assistance

Standardized label helps consumers recycle packaging
By Hallie Forcinio, Contributing Editor
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Nearly all packages will carry a How2Recycle Label by 2016 if the developer of the labeling system achieves its goal.


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Microwaveable popcorn pops in ‘bowl’

A gusseted bowl design with a tear-strip opening moves to Canada to replace the traditional bag for Orville Redenbacher’s microwaveable popcorn.
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The Pop Up Bowl’s wider mouth, sturdier sides and transparent top and bottom provide a stable serving “dish.”


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Mobile portion control

Flexible packaging delivers on-the-go convenience and single-serving calorie counts.
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As more consumers snack more often, brand owners provide products in portable, single-serving packs to appeal to these grab-and-go consumers and the retail outlets they frequent.


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Clear packaging shows off snack bar

A new flavor helped inspire a transition from opaque to clear film packaging.
By Hallie Forcinio, Contributing Editor
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A new flavor, coconut chocolate dipped mixed nuts, helped inspire thinkThin, Los Angeles, CA, to transition from opaque to clear film packaging so consumers could see the natural ingredients in its Crunch bars.


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On edge beverages

A functional beverage deserves an equally functional package.
By Hallie Forcinio, Contributing Editor
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A functional beverage deserves an equally functional package like the Tetra Brik Aseptic Edge carton SunOpta Inc. chose for the launch of its Sunrich Naturals brand SoL Sunflower Beverage.


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Prize-winning packs

Microwaveable bacon package wins Product of the Year Award.
By Hallie Forcinio, Contributing Editor
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A microwaveable, susceptor-equipped bacon package for Embotits Espina, a 102-year-old maker of cold cuts headquartered in Vic, Spain, earned the Product of the Year Award.


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Multifaceted empowerment

New packaging materials add functionality, improve sustainability, lengthen shelf life and enhance shelf impact of food products.
By Hallie Forcinio, Contributing Editor
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Innovative packaging materials and concepts give new and established products greater functionality, sustainability, shelf life and shelf impact.


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Shake your bottle

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Old ideas that clicked are tailor made for recycling, provided they have a contemporary twist.


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Creative support for craft brewers

European and major domestic breweries have been using metalized paper labels for years. US craft brewers are now picking up on the trend.
By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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While mainstream beer makers wrestle with a market in decline, craft breweries continue to enjoy double digit growth.


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