CONSISTENT LOOK. The new packaging equipment produces a hermetically sealed package that resembles the traditional packet seal well known among Traviata consumers
Machine Case Study
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New flow-wrap system doubles cracker-packing speeds

A new horizontal flow-wrap system for growing Argentinian cracker producer Bagley gently handles product while increasing packaging speeds from 80 to 212 packs/min.
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Successful suction.  The programmable dense-cup-population tooling uses a total of 128 vacuum cups to pick freshly baked buns and other products from primary packaging lines to bread trays
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Vacuum tooling reduces changeover time

The system was so successful at boosting speed on an end-of-line packaging solution for bread products that the OEM applied for and received a patent.
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Cool Chain Europe: Quality, cost, compliance

More than 400 pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics professionals share best practices in Luxembourg.
News
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Unilever’s aluminum container snags DuPont Diamond Award for 2014

While six of this year’s Gold Awards involved plastic packaging, the winner of the Diamond Award is an impact-extruded aluminum can for a Unilever aerosol product.
Green Water Cooler Bottle Made From 100% Recycled Material
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2014 DuPont Awards—Silver Winners

The following are the 2014 DuPont Silver Award winners.
NO SUBSTITUTE. FCB co-owner Tom Peters says, “When your business begins to grow, there is no substitute for well-engineered automation.”
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Craft beer maker implements automated bottle packing

Fort Collins Brewery saves time, labor, and worker tedium, while increasing production capacity to better serve growing markets.
STRIKING APPEARANCE. For flawless shrinkability on the globe-shaped bottles, that’s a function of the PETG film specified for the job.
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Shrink-sleeve label is a hit with kids

New line of zero-calorie beverages aimed at kids takes full advantage of Disney-licensed graphics, which spring to life thanks to special PETG label material and VSOP offset printing.
Column/Opinion
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Food reports still here, getting tougher

Let’s say you package food, and you suspect contamination of food by dangerous bacteria has occurred.
Column/Opinion
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Your line is watching you

You’re co-packing drink mix stick-packs in sixteen different flavors.
Wood Turner
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The end of packaging?

In March, “obsessively organic” yogurt company Stonyfield Farm launched in limited markets a product that it hopes will pave the way for a future without packaging—Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls in an all-natural edible skin. So what’s driving this desire to eliminate packaging? Wood Turner, VP of Sustainability Innovation for Stonyfield, and Eric Freedman, VP of technology provider WikiFoods, Inc., explain.
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A 20-year-old Diamond Award

Described at the time as the first retail aseptic package for processed baby food with particulates in a thermoform/fill/seal container, this package for Bledichef baby food was featured as the winner of the Diamond Award in the Dupont Awards competition for 1994.
Package Case Study
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New forming web for sandwiches

A leading German manufacturer of refrigerated sandwich products sold in thermoformed Modified Atmosphere Packaging, Vital Convenience recently switched to a new thermoforming web.
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Sip on this: single-serve pouched wine debuts

Millennials looking for a new BYOW alternative for single-serve wine consumption can now select from among four varieties of single-serve wine in a 187-mL flexible spouted pouch.
Column/Opinion
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Simple truths, succinctly stated = clean label transparency

Talk about clean label transparency!
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Stonyfield tests package-less froyo

Gary Hirshberg, co-founder and Chairman of organic yogurt company Stonyfield Farms says he has dreamed for years of creating a product where “after you eat the yogurt, you eat the cup too.”

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