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Off the Shelf: PET clamshells expand in lettuce category
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Off the Shelf: PET clamshells expand in lettuce category

The FreshExpress brand has two intriguing new lettuce offerings that take full advantage of the clarity and functionality of a PET thermoform.
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IMPROVED FRESHNESS & SALES. Bean sprouts packaged in the oxygen barrier film bags have yielded prolonged product freshness and increased sales.
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Freshness extension for fresh produce

Laser film perforation technology helps control oxygen transmission rates in bean sprout bags, protecting product color and odor.
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EPSON Robots: Wash down robots for food, medical applications

Designed specifically for perishable food transportation lines, Epson Robots’ C3-IP67 wash down 6-axis robots help to eliminate contamination concerns caused by mishandling and inconsistency of human intervention, and contamination caused by human hair, dust, and pollen in food transportation lines.
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Produce packaging gets QR and human-readable codes in single pass

Produce packaging supplier for the likes of Jolly Green Giant adds capabilities to print human-readable and QR codes in one pass, allowing consumers to learn about the origin of their products.
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Disney-themed fresh meal kits for kids promote nutrition

Eight varieties of fresh mini-meals and salads use Disney-themed packaging to appeal to kids, in an effort to help them meet their daily fruit and vegetable requirements.
Once produce is packed, variable information on the lot is sent from the ERP system to the printer, where it merges with static label data and is printed for manual application.
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Produce packer easily integrates printers with ERP

Tomato and cucumber packer EuroFresh Farms uses cost-efficient, seamless software solution to link its 30 bar-code printers to a new enterprise resource planning system.
Viewed from the side, the pallet is in the central station of the three-station FireTag system; infeed is to the right and discharge to the left.
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Controls technology leads to breakthrough in PTI-compliant marking

This Florida grower and shipper looked high and low for an automated method of marking palletized cases of produce. Finally, it built its own.
Stronger, smarter produce tray & erector
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Stronger, smarter produce tray & erector

International Paper displays open-top produce trays with a partial lid that includes special features for greater strength and ergonomics; and also shows us a compact tray erector to automate tray use.
Earthbound Farm Adept
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Earthbound Farm installs robotic systems to case-pack produce clamshells

Gentle handling, accuracy, cost, and environmental benefits help this California grower of organic salads and produce.
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Mushrooms launch in water-resistant, compostable pack

Champ’s Mushrooms becomes one of the first produce companies to use new, more water-resistant packaging made from renewable compostable palm pulp-based material.

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