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Packaging Trends Survey: Greener Containers, Faster Speeds

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Whether they acknowledge it or not, food packaging professionals are operating lines where the goals of sustainable manufacturing are playing out.


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Houston's high-rise gin

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The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union may be the only organization that has not saluted New Artisan Spirit Inc. for the design and execution of its Roxor gin bottle.
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Pressure relief

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New solutions to friction reduction on bottling lines are becoming available to help bottlers cope with water-reduction goals and lighter, more easily damaged containers.
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All that jazzy

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In August, Britain’s best-dressed spud debuted on grocers’ shelves in a distinctive bag that lets it preen for shoppers in all its glory.
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Don’t it turn my white can blue

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Credit Todd Berardi for finding a way to be different while bending to convention.
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Less filling, same price

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With ingredient prices trending up and shoppers unwilling to pay more, food packagers are shifting to downsized containers.
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Take me to your showroom

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If anyone appreciates automation, it’s a veteran of the automotive industry.
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Green, by the way

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Functionality usually takes a back seat or rides shotgun with environmentally friendly packaging materials, but that’s not the case with a new polymer film from the Australian firm Plantic Technologies Ltd.
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Store-wrapped beef’s Waterloo?

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Case-ready meat has replaced in-store wrapping for many products, and a new film provides another opportunity for centralized packaging in vacuum bags.
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Drop the knife, and move away from the pork

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Tool-less opening of primal cuts in foodservice and back-of-house retail operations has come to pork, a year after Sealed Air Corp.’s Cryovac division introduced the feature to bags used in beef shipments.
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