Bakery

Sterling Anthony, CPP
Feature Article
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The sixth sense

Packaging that appeals to the consumer's five senses is a competitive advantage, but a marketer would do well to develop a sixth sense, too.
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Pro Mach Acquires Shuttleworth, Inc.

Pro Mach, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Shuttleworth, Inc., a leading global conveyor automation and product handling machinery manufacturer based in Huntington, Indiana. Shuttleworth, with facilities in Belgium and Malaysia, will become a division of Pro Mach’s End of Line Business Unit.
Machine Case Study
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Servo tech drives clamshell labeling

After trying and rejecting two pressure-sensitive labelers for automated labeling of cookie-filled plastic clamshells, Aunt Gussie’s found the machine it needed.
Materials Product Brief
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Zip-Pak: Resealable pouch

Zip-Pak’s Zip360™ flexible pouch features a wide opening and pour-spout functionality and enables graphics around the entire surface area of the pouch.
Materials Product Brief
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Toray Plastics (America): Bio-based sealant films

Ecodear® advanced compostable bio-based films from Toray Plastics are clear and metallized heat-sealable films made with 
renewable resources.  See it at PACK EXPO Booth #2935. 
Materials Product Brief
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Curwood: CPET trays are recyclable

Encompass™ Lite 1™ CPET trays from Curwood incorporate a proprietary technology, making them suitable for applications requiring temperatures from -40º to 400ºF.  See them at PACK EXPO Booth # S-2405,
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Kuka evaluating robotics for food packaging

Converting from conventional to robotic packaging offers a cost-saving, productivity-improving solution for food processors faced with labor challenges, product integrity concerns, floor space limitations and the need for flexibility in packaging applications.
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News
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Walmart adding new wrinkle to small-store format

A new urban-store concept will focus on fresh food, and Target is about to disclose its own urban-store plan. Whatever the format, smaller packages will be essential.
Supplier News
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Spanish language version of PROCESS EXPO website launched by the FPSA

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) has announced the launch of a Spanish language version of the PROCESS EXPO website as the first part of a comprehensive program to inform Latin American food processing professionals about the benefits of participating in PROCESS EXPO, taking place November 1-4, 2011 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Controls Product Brief
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Campbell Wrapper Corporation: Horizontal flow wrapper

Campbell Wrapper Corporation’s full servo driven On-Edge Revolution Horizontal Flow Wrapper features a sanitary modular design with a cantilevered tube forming section that allows debris to fall away from internal drive components while providing an attractive wrap for a variety of products including cookies, crackers, frozen hash browns and frozen meat patties at speeds ranging from 50 - 150 packages/min.

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