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Hamburger assembly, packaging gets synchronized

Kepak Group, one of Ireland’s leading food processing companies, is now benefiting from a new assembly and packaging line for its Rustlers brand of microwavable hamburger-and-bun products in which every individual unit responds flexibly to the product flow in the upstream and downstream sections of the line.
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Materials Product Brief

Berlin Pkg.: Diffuser pump in FDA-compliant resins

Berlin Packaging’s Diffuser Pump is designed for coffee and beverage syrups, flavorings, concentrates, marinades and more.
Machine Product Brief

Hinds-Bock Corp.: Fillers/depositors for use over horizontal vacuum formers

Hinds-Bock's family of fillers/depositors for use over horizontal vacuum formers are designed for accurate, clean filling of liquid or moist products ranging from water, thin brine or marinades to viscous potatoes, peanut butter, jams and jellies, candy or cheese.  

Heinz to reveal PlantBottle details at industry event

Keynote presenter at BioPlastek 2011 will share how Heinz is capitalizing on new opportunities presented by bio-based plastic.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
Feature Article

Strategic partnerships based on packaging

The strategic partnership between Coca Cola and H.J. Heinz hints at more to come. Other CPG companies should ready themselves.
Package Case Study

Film for bulk liquids earns Gold for Packaging Excellence

Liquiflex® Advance™ films for bulk liquids is designed to replace metal foodservice cans or traditional bulk liquid films. The 13-layer Liquiflex film generates 96% less waste than cans and up to 30% less waste than other films, and includes redundant nylon and ethylene vinyl alcohol layers for strength and resistance. It is manufactured by Curwood Inc., a Bemis company.
Feature Article

Brazil's Rising Star

The Chinese packaging market is projected to surpass the U.S. packaging market volume by 2015. With the attention this news has attracted, packaging manufacturers may be overlooking equally attractive opportunities in another BRIC country, Brazil.
ZERO LOSS. Deli Star ships most products in bulk bins, where pouches on the bottom of the containers must stand up to the weight
Feature Article

Bulk-liquid packaging system serves up savings for Deli Star

Leading provider of protein salads, cooked meats, and sauces doubles productivity, improves versatility, and reduces packaging failure with new bulk-liquid packaging system.
Package Case Study

Heinz to launch its ketchup in Coca-Cola's PlantBottle beginning this summer

The iconic ketchup company estimates that it will introduce 120 million 20-oz PlantBottle packages in 2011 into the U.S.


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