Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Packaging Trends Survey

September 1, 2010
It may be a function of their companies’ volumes, but respondents to this year’s survey voice a desire for less physical labor, more machine labor and increased automation.
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Engineering R&D: From waste to elixir

September 1, 2010
Biotechnology meets process innovation to convert toxic byproducts of the olive press into a therapeutic ingredient.
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Sustainable Plant of the Year: New Belgium Brewing Co. Hits the Spot

September 1, 2010
Finding a fun way to discuss carbon footprints in manufacturing and personal lifestyle requires a delicate balance, but New Belgium Brewing has found a way to strike the right note.
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Replacement Parts and Components Survey: Partnerships in Parts Procurement

August 1, 2010
While maintenance and repair budgets must contend with capital constraints, food and beverage professionals are pressing ahead with enhanced spare parts management strategies.
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Engineering R&D: When layoffs kick-start innovation

July 1, 2010
For some engineers, a former employer’s downsizing can be liberating, allowing specialized skills to combine with entrepreneurial spirit for new technology development.
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Special Supplement: Plastic Fantastic Floors

July 1, 2010
Resin coatings have muscled their way to the lion’s share of floor applications in food and beverage plants, but traditional and new-to-the-market materials also are demonstrating improved performance.
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End-of-Line Packaging: Lines with Give and Take

June 1, 2010
End-of-line packaging demands are inspiring new-to-market machinery and new-to-world layouts.
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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference Report

June 1, 2010
From energy monitoring to confronting “audit fatigue,” food and beverage processing professionals discussed the industry’s most pressing issues.
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The QA and Engineering Partnership

June 1, 2010
Collegial relationships between engineering and quality professionals in planning and operating food plants are becoming a condition of doing business.
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A slice of the eco pie

June 1, 2010
Everybody loves a winner, and a bakery’s cheesecake-shipping success is powering a bandwagon for its packaging suppliers.
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