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Friesen's check weighers, IP69K-rated for washdowns, make good use of CP69x2 control panels (right) for machine visualization.
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Check weigher OEM weighs in on open architecture

Friesen’s increases its check weigher system speed by 31% and reduces downtime by 22% using controls that are PC- and EtherCAT-based.
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Thanks to in-pack microwave pasteurization and modified-atmosphere packaging, refrigerated shelf life on these ready meals is 21
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Marketing mussels with a microwave boost

Fresh mussels have a short shelf life and aren’t easy to prepare at home. Microwave pasteurization addresses these issues and provides a 21-day refrigerated shelf life.
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An epistolary column

My Lead Off column in the July issue described how Ecovative LLC and others are turning to crop waste as a biopolymer feedstock. The column generated this intriguing exchange of e-mails.
Twist-out blister is a first
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Twist-out blister is a first

A revolutionary new fishing line gets a paperboard/plastic package that is equally original and is believed to be the first twist-off blister package ever.
OFF THE SHELF: Twist off blister pack
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OFF THE SHELF: Twist off blister pack

Editor Pat Reynolds checks in from Packaging World's Pine Lake office with a NatraLock first: A twist-off blister pack for Berkley brand fishing line.
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Ground beef recall

Vantage Foods, a Lenoir, NC establishment, is recalling approximately 1,642 pounds of ground beef products that may contain foreign material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
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Packagers provide robotics 'wish list'

In the first-ever survey of Packaging World’s readers on their use of robotics, respondents share some of the technologies/capabilities they’d like to see from suppliers.
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Evolving sectors gain attention at global forum

Medical devices and diagnostics, generics, APIs, and biologics are on the agenda at the 9th Annual Cold Chain & Temperature Management Global Forum Sept. 26-30.
Minced meat line
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Minced meat line

VIDEO FROM INTERPACK. High-speed minced meat line from Sealpac denests trays automatically and loads minced meat loaves at 120 packs/min before sending filled trays into the A-10 tray sealer.
High-speed tray casing
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High-speed tray casing

VIDEO FROM INTERPACK. From Multivac comes a high-speed system for loading trays of MAP meat into cases, including a twin-lane tray sealer, a converging system for single filing of trays, metal detection, checkweighing, top and bottom labeling, and a robotic case loader.

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