Feature Article

Silver Award winners

Following is a list of winners of Silver Awards in the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Achievement Awards.
44 Best Package Designs
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Machine Product Brief

Parsons Scale Systems: High-speed bagging

Designed specifically for premade, flat-bottom, side-gusset bags, Parson’s high-speed bagging system produces packages at speeds to 75/min. Consists of Worldstar® II combination net weigher integrated with a Duplex “S” bag hanger and “BCX” closing conveyor.

Classes of poultry revisions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is proposing to amend the poultry class standards of identity to better reflect poultry sold in today’s market.

Packaging in the U.K. and beyond (Part 5)

Coors' new £35 million brewery (Part 5 of a 6-part series)
Supplier News

Pipeline: Boon or bane for recycling?

We recently read about some communities that are shifting the way they or their contracted companies handle curbside recyclables. Skokie, IL, has joined a number of other communities in the Chicago area—and I’m sure elsewhere—that are no longer requiring consumers to separate materials they put out for recycling.
Feature Article

Converting data into dollars

Our survey reveals that collecting, sharing, and converting packaging line data into knowledge is tricky for many. But for those who’ve mastered it, the benefits are compelling.
Package Case Study

Birds Eye Foods' art management pays dividends

This summer, Rochester, NY-based Birds Eye Foods launched several new sauced frozen vegetables (shown) in flexible bags with prepress work executed through an agreement with Vertis, an integrated marketing and advertising solutions firm.
Materials Product Brief

Pechiney Plastic Packaging: Stand-up pouch with 2 chambers

The new Pouch in a Pouch from Pechiney Plastic Packaging is a stand-up, bottom-gusset U-shaped pouch with 2 chambers. The main body with inno-lok™ application holds the dog food.
Nestlé is testing this new 18-lb bag, which is easier for consumers to carry and store. Nestlé is looking for pet-food pac
Package Case Study

Convenience is key

Pet-food manufacturers discuss the future of packaging and how innovation, customer convenience, and ease-of-use fit in with upcoming packaging plans.
Feature Article

FPA awards show flexible versatility

From fruit to juice to dog food to premixed grout, the winners in the Packaging Excellence category in FPA’s annual competition are a mixed bag.


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