German farmers sell fresh produce in vending machines!

Fresh milk, eggs, butter, cheese, potatoes and sausage are being sold in thirteen German towns and communities—even along hiking trails in Switzerland.
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Materials Product Brief

Wilkinson Industries, Inc: Six-compartment PET tray/lids

Wilkinson Industries’ Fresh Performance® 13 in. round, six-compartment black PET tray is available in both vented and non-vented transparent PET lid options.
GLUE APPLICATION. The applicator puts narrow sprays of the quick-set,  water-based adhesive along the top of the case before it
Machine Case Study

Adhesive solves produce palletizing challenges

Water-based adhesive applicator systems securely unitize pallets of tomatoes, eliminating the need for hot-melt glue and stretch wrap.
Oxygen-free filling line sets custom winemaker apart
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Oxygen-free filling line sets custom winemaker apart

New custom-crush and wine-bottling company Terravant Wine selects state-of-the-art bottle-filling monobloc to ensure the integrity of its customers' wines.

Coles turns to RPCs

Aussie supermarket chain removes 3,000 tons of packaging from the supply chain yearly.
Package Case Study

Squeezable pouch is perfect for Squish'ems!

 A new vitamin-enriched fruit snack from Dole Packaged Foods Canada encourages kids to squeeze and slurp their food.
Machine Case Study

Wipe-on labeling system for clamshell packaging

Fresh produce marketer installs label applicator that improves placement accuracies and reduces labor costs.

SpoonLidz offers a value-added solution

A ‘sustainable spoon’ is part of the package for yogurt, pudding, chili, and other single-serve cups.
White Paper |

Salad Days: Profitably Packaging Greens

Making a salad used to be somewhat of a project. Grocery-store shoppers would buy ingredients separately, take them home and wash, chop, and mix their own greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vegetables. They might even make their own dressing. But today’s time-starved schedules make that an increasingly daunting and archaic task. Enter the pre-washed, pre-cut, pre-packaged salad. Find out more in this White Paper from Harpak.
Feature Article

Feedback on oxo-biodegradables

 Research leading up to last month’s Lead Off column included a call to the Biodegradable Products Institute, whose executive director comments here.


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