Packaging

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ARTICLES

Food Packaging

Made-to-order pouches

As flexible packaging continues to become commonplace for shoppers, food and beverage processors looking to add some pizzazz to their shelf presence now have another option: custom-shaped pouches.


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Foamed PET bottle makes US debut

Brands in the US looking to make their PET bottles stand out on retail shelves now have access to a new foamed bottle technology.


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Dishing it out

Dealing with food in on-the-go cups has always presented problems for both brand owners and consumers.


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Zipping up frozen foods

One of the largest poultry cooperatives in Brazil, C-Vale wanted new packaging for its frozen chicken nuggets that would help keep out frostbite and be convenient for consumers.


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Jet set meal containers

Airplane food has been the subject of countless punchlines, but it’s no joke to Scandinavian Airlines, which recently decided to revamp its dinner packaging.


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The bold and the beautiful

The best-of-show winner in the 2014 Pentawards, the first worldwide competition devoted exclusively to packaging design, was Evian’s Pure Drop for the container’s ease of use and recyclability.


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Just-right packaging

Too much, too little or just right?


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Bagging the box

Standing out on store shelves is what all brands strive to attain.


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Consumers scream for on-the-go ice cream

In a study Mintel recently conducted, 69 percent of respondents who buy frozen treats identified packaging and serving size as important, especially those who are most likely to eat it on the go.


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Brewing up beverage innovation

In 2015, the beverage packaging industry in North America is expected to reach $26.3 billion in sales, with plastic bottles leading the way in popularity, according to the study Beverage Packaging—An Industry Assessment by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.


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PRODUCTS

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Package Design Workbook: The Art and Science of Successful Packaging

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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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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

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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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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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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