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Less is more maintenance

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Better applications of new and existing solutions can help managers run their plant maintenance programs smarter and more effectively.
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Oven technology in flux

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Improved sensors and better understanding of heat flux are enabling engineers to upgrade the performance of bakery ovens.
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Food Packaging: Can or pouch, it's all about ease of use

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Retortable containers need an influx of innovation if they're going to keep up with the convenience trend.
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Eye Know You

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There's no shortage of traceability tools from technology providers. How effectively manufacturers deploy them is shaping up as a key competitive issue.
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Shear madness

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Mixing technology is emerging as one of the most dynamic equipment categories, and high-shear units are redefining the science.
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Fabulous Food Plants: A New Model for Aseptic

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When aseptic processing adds cost, the technology is a hard sell. But three entrepreneurs prove it can be a cost-saving process.
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Diets Define Profit and Loss
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Phenomena like the low-carb diet trend are a blessing for some processors and a curse for others, as sales trends for industry leaders demonstrate.
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Zero-defect engineering

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The transfer of laboratory research to high-speed production equipment was the most daunting aspect of a sanitary-can development project.
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Beyond the sachet

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Desiccants inside printed cards push oxygen absorbers into the baked goods segment.
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More arrows in the quiver

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There is no shortage of antimicrobial technologies for food and beverage processors. With safety concerns spreading, there is a need for even more.
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