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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.
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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.
OEM Application Note
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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.
Materials Product Brief
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Sirane Ltd.: Film extends shelf-life for fruits and vegetables

Significant shelf-life extension of between two and five days has been reported for fruit and vegetables using an innovative new method of wrapping.
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Aseptically filled packs give consumers information on the source of product ingredients.
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Traceable tomato products

In Italy, Consorzio Casalasco del Pomodoro, one of Europe’s biggest tomato products manufacturers, together with the C.I.O. (Consorzio Interregionale Ortofrutticoli) association, has opted for an unusual initiative to provide consumers with information about the source of its product ingredients.
The 1-gal 6-layer jar weighs just 160 g.
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1-gal plastic jars for foodservice olives

Aceitunas del Guadalquivir of Seville, Spain, is the first to commercialize an innovative six-layer coextrusion blow molded jar for olives that is notable for its size and for its ability to withstand high-temperature filling processes (hot fill, pasteurization, or sterilisation to 122◦C in retort).
A novel, on-the-go snack and lunch-box packaging option for cherry tomatoes.
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Tray packs promote tomatoes as nutritious ‘candy’ for kids

On-the-go snack and lunch-box packaging options for cherry tomatoes are as kid-friendly as the contents are nutritious.
FPA Gold Winner for Technical Innovation.
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Single film fits range of microwavable products

FPA’s Gold winner for Technical Innovation is Berry Plastics Corp.’s microwavable “One Size Fits All” film packaging.

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