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Engineering R&D

Improving the mechanical properties of stainless steel for food and beverage applications

Extending the wear resistance of stainless steel (SS) components used in food manufacturing equipment operating on production lines lengthens replacement intervals and minimizes potential component failure, resulting in decreased downtime and improved cost savings—a long, sought-after goal of any maintenance department.


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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo 2013

Images from Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Naples, Florida, April 14-17, 2013.

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Package Design Workbook: The Art and Science of Successful Packaging

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$39.00

The book will address all aspects of the creative process including choosing a package format, colors and materials, final finishes, and special considerations such as awkward objects and unique display conderations.

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Packaging Research in Food Product Design and Development

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$215.99

Packaging Research in Food Product Design and Development is the first book to comprehensively address the issues of graphics design and visual concepts, from a systematic, scientific viewpoint, yet with business applications in mind.

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The NEW Launch Plan: 152 Tips, Tactics and Trends from the Most Memorable New Products

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$34.95

Building on eight years of knowledge and data compiled from Schneider's Most Memorable New Product Launch Survey (MMNPL), The NEW Launch Plan: 152 Tips, Tactics and Trends from the Most Memorable New Products, examines successful launch strategies and tactics used by top tier consumer product companies.

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BRANDPACKAGING Design Gallery Vol. 8

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BRANDPACKAGING reviews 2010's most innovative packaging from around the world.

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EVENTS

Webinar

The Emergence of Aseptic Packaging for Extended Shelf Life

4/29/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand In this webinar you will learn about aseptic packaging and why you would use it, the products and applications that are a good fit for aseptic processing and packaging, types of equipment available to produce aseptic products, and the benefits of aseptic packaging over more conventional hot fill or retort processing.

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Saving Energy Without Capital Investment

5/1/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Energy savings is a hot topic these days, and everywhere you turn, someone's got something for you to buy to improve energy efficiency in your plant. Yet there are practical things you can do right now, with minimal to no additional investment, that can yield big gains in energy efficiency...

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Fundamentals of Food Grade Grease

5/21/14
Online
United States
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Learn the requirements for food grade greases, differences between greases and other lubricant types, considerations for choosing a food grade grease, and best practices for grease storage and handling.

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Engaging the Manufacturing Workforce to Drive Business Improvement

7/31/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand AIOE’s Workforce Development Solutions Group will soon release its work product, “The Engagement Framework”. This is a robust resource tool that both CPGs and suppliers should find useful in their organizations. Attendees will learn of the key attributes of Engagement, and cases and lessons learned on how to apply these guiding lessons within your company. The value proposition is fundamental to business success in our industry: business performance, competitive globally, recruitment and retention.

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Total Cost of Ownership: Guidelines and Framework for the Food and Beverage Industry

9/25/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand AIOE’s Total Cost of Ownership Solutions Group is developing a framework that will encourage and engage OEMs and food and beverage processor in a meaningful discussion of what is considered in TCO, including all major costs of acquisition, operations and disposal/refurbishment. The attendees will learn how the checklist will allow better understanding of the types of costs customers need and ensure processors are asking the right questions of the OEM to make the right equipment choice.

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Flexible Design: Building for Tomorrow

11/13/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This Food Plant of the Future webinar explores how to think about tomorrow, today, without going overboard or getting locked into an untenable position. Also discussed: strategies and flexible technologies that are available to keep buildings as unrestricted as possible for future growth and how to build the space and systems to accommodate unanticipated needs.

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The Application of High-Performance Food Grade Aerosol Lubricants in Today’s Food Processing Operations

12/9/14
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand This webinar will cover the fundamentals of High-Performance Food Grade Aerosol Lubricants in today's food processing operations. Lubricating today’s Food Processing Equipment presents many of the same challenges found in non-food processing plants. Lubricants must protect against friction, wear, corrosion, heat and deposits. They must also resist degradation or impaired performance when in contact with food products, process chemicals, water (steam) and bacteria. And, perhaps most importantly, they must be safe in case they ever come in contact with the food...

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Engineering Keynote Address: The Quest for Manufacturing Innovation

4/13/15
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Whether it involves food safety, cost management, improved reliability or building a more flexible and responsive supply chain, all manufacturing operations are striving to create an operation that is focused on performance. This industry leader will discuss project delivery methods that achieve operational excellence.

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Keynote Address: Creating Consistent Standards of Excellence

4/13/15
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand Consistent plant safety, food safety and quality standards can be achieved by setting goals for manufacturing excellence in all plant locations. Learn how to integrate system-wide performance standards by employing best practices and harnessing the use of metrics throughout your supply chain operations

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FSMA and Your Retail Customers

4/13/15
Online!
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand While a certification from SQF, BRC or FSSC 22000 should meet customers’ needs, their food safety mandates are constantly evolving as well. This major retailer will discuss the global implications of food safety, the balance between safety and quality, and what you should know about the Food Safety Modernization Act.

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Plant of the Year 2015

Mars Chocolate was chosen as Food Engineering’s 2015 Plant of the Year. The first new Mars candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

Podcasts

Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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2015 April

The April 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the Plant of the Year: Mars Chocolate. The first new Mars chocolate candy plant in North America in 35 years is not only LEED Gold certified, it’s highly automated as well.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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