Packaging

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Food Packaging

Smart labels aim to enhance food safety

A new smart label is being developed to detect pathogens in meat packaging before the spoiled product reaches consumers.


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Food Packaging

Seal the snack

Making consumers’ lives better. That is what UK-based Essentra Packaging set out to do when it developed Re:Close tape, a sealer aimed at maintaining product freshness.


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PACK EXPO preview

Discover product innovations and new technologies at PACK EXPO 2014

This year’s event will feature more than 1,800 exhibiting companies.
Come the first week of November 2014, more than 45,000 industry professionals will descend on McCormick Place in Chicago to take part in PACK EXPO International, an annual event showcasing the latest innovations and trends in the processing and packaging industries.


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Food Packaging

A thirst for package design

Competitive factors make the beverage category fascinating to watch, especially as iconic brands go head to head with smaller brands competing for a piece of the consumer’s dollar.
Of all the aisles in the grocery store, the beverage aisle has probably seen the most changes in the past several years.


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TECH FLASH

China’s love of the West draws packaging changes

As China’s population changes eating habits and shopping behaviors in response to Western influences, manufacturers need to meet new packaging needs

Chocolates, coffee, cheese, ice cream and soft drinks are among the most desired Western products.


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Food Packaging

Keeping ingredients separate enhances fresh taste

Competition in the dessert sector is fierce, making eye-catching product appearance, multiple flavor options and functional packaging indispensable.


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Food Packaging

Advanced plastic molding provides significant savings

Sustainable packaging provides more than environmental benefits—it can minimize packaging, warehousing and shipping costs.


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Food Packaging

Reclosable pop-up box for peanuts wins multiple awards

Brand visibility, consumer appeal and functionality are supported through a variety of innovations.
Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.’s patented new PrimaPak pop-up box has garnered plenty of recognition as the first-ever reclosable, flexible, stackable package produced from engineered rollstock on proprietary vertical form/fill/seal (VFFS) machinery.


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Packaging Line Innovation

Packaging line innovation: Reaching for higher efficiencies

Robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.
Food and beverage manufacturers continually seek packaging machinery designs and process improvements that cut costs and boost productivity.


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Food Packaging

Udder success

Per capita milk consumption in the US has been on a steady decline since the 1970s.


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PRODUCTS

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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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Food and Package Engineering

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For the first time, engineering for the packaging industry – and for the biggest packaging user, food processing – is presented in a way that clearly demonstrates its interconnected, globally integrated nature. Food and Package Engineering is a groundbreaking work that serves as a comprehensive guide to the complexities and the potential of the industry.

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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

One Voice: Total Cost of Ownership of Processing and Packaging Equipment

12/11/13
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

Available On-Demand Learn about guidelines, definitions, and formulas from leading CPG and OEM's that define the industry norm for determining the Total Cost of Ownership of capital equipment.

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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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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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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Food Engineering

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2014 October

The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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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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