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Fabri-Kal: Environmentally responsible packaging for mushroom growers

New Mushroom Tills made from high density polyethylene feature 25 percent less plastic.
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North Bay Produce’s four-pack of washed and ready-to-eat blueberries.
Package Case Study
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New produce packs steal the show

New plastic produce packaging spotted at the United Fresh show encourages snacking on fresh fruits and vegetables and offers new meal solutions.
The VR-3000's HMI.
Machine Case Study
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Machine vision brings PTI compliance

Sun Pacific, the largest grower/packer/marketer of citrus fruits in the U.S., is reaping the benefits of machine vision in its packing houses.
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Sirane: Soft-fruit packaging

‘Bubble pad’ offers soft fruit the ultimate protection while remaining cost effective.
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WIRELESS ACCESS. The Wi-Fi-connected, touch-screen printing system features full logo/image/graphics/barcodes programming and editing.
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On-case inkjet printer saves time, labor, and materials

Switch from hand-applied p-s labels expands flexibility and provides opportunity to print more data on much larger shipping case panels.
GOOD FIT. The QX 830 barcode reader was selected for the project for its ability to meet the speed requirements of the line and its industrial design, which enables it to operate continuously in the dusty bin dumper environment.
Machine Case Study
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Sweet potato packer implements PTI

Produce packer implements inventory, traceability, and case-labeling solution for Produce Traceability Initiative compliance, while maintaining packaging line speeds of 700 cases/hr.
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Study: Shipping strawberries in corrugated saves $6.6 million

A new study from the Corrugated Packaging Alliance compares the costs for shipping strawberries in corrugated containers versus the use of RPCs.
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Hirzel doubles down on aseptics

This fourth-generation Ohio marketer of tomato products believes there is a certain segment of U.S. consumers who want a package format other than a can.
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Healthy yet busy lifestyles influence produce packaging trends

A 3.3% per year growth in produce packaging through 2017 will be driven by population growth, trends toward healthier eating, and the increased availability of ready-to-eat fruit.
Each individually bagged product can be scanned for date of harvest and point of origin.
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Digital ink jet printing enhances food safety

Grower/packer implements advanced on-film labeling technology to track and trace fresh produce from field to store to kitchen.

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