Articles by Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor

Packaging

Recession? What recession?

At November’s PACK EXPO trade show, food and beverage equipment buyers came, they saw, they purchased.
February 6, 2013

If market share numbers are indicative of trade show attendance, 27,000 packaging machinery buyers from food and beverage companies prowled the aisles at the 2012 PACK EXPO event, and they had the kind of checkbook balances that make equipment fabricators’ eyes water.


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Future manufacturing

Food Plant 2023: Rise of the Visual Factory

January 7, 2013

If the past is prologue, production of food and beverage products will look a lot different in 10 years than it does today.


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Attaining Zero Landfill

Trash to cash

January 7, 2013

For food and beverage companies focused on landfill reduction, the effort yields solid financial returns.


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Engineering R&D

Two-trick pony

January 7, 2013

An enhanced X-ray system moves the technology beyond contaminant inspection to precise analysis of the fat and lean components of meat.


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Food Packaging

Uptick in consumer suits over labeling

January 7, 2013

‘All-natural’ and good-for-you claims on food packages are fueling a growing number of class action suits.


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Food Packaging

Tea time for connoisseurs

January 7, 2013

The tea bag’s image can use some polishing, and what better way than to create a championship competition where the winners use an alternative to the standard flat-pack tea bag?


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Food Packaging

Customized packages find a niche

January 7, 2013

What Mars did for M&Ms, digital printing is doing for beer and other products in customizing and personalizing products, though US converters are just beginning to tap those capabilities.


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Fabulous Food Plant: Cultures Converge at Commonwealth Dairy

December 5, 2012

A partnership between US entrepreneurs and German investors is helping retailers meet demand for Greek yogurt with store-brand options.


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Engineering R&D: One drop at a time

December 5, 2012

This year’s World Food Prize honors a US-born scientist’s work in reshaping farming practices to make them more efficient and productive by changing the way water is delivered.


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This mug’s for Mao

December 5, 2012

A new report outlines the similarities and contrasts of China’s emerging beer market and its American counterpart.


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