Materials Product Brief

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.
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Materials Product Brief

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

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.

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

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

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.
Machine Product Brief

Anritsu Industrial Solutions USA: X-ray inspection system

Anritsu’s KD7447DWH X-ray inspection system uses advanced High Definition (HD) sensor and image processing technology to automatically and simultaneously detect contaminants (metal specifications of 0.8 – 1.5mm ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless metals), underweight conditions and other packaging anomalies in finished cased food products.

Snacking trends signal packaging opportunities?

Food channel releases Top 10 Snack Trend Report
Package Case Study

Reduced-plastic bag serves up new Fresh Express salad line

New salad line from Chiquita meets consumers’ growing desire for artisanal products, while reduced-plastic bags are also good for the greens.


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