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The advantage 50 Single Screw Extruder and the CFS MegaSlicer are among the processing machines to be seen at The Processing Zon
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The Processing Zone is sold out

At Pack Expo International 2010, this special exhibit area in Lakeside Center will include more than 150 companies exhibiting in more than 70,000 square feet.
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Stonyfield Farms has changed the material composition of its plastic yogurt cups and made the walls thinner
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Guess what? They're not buying your product because of your packaging

Package safety has joined product safety in consumer importance. Many CPG companies view that as a negative, but they should instead embrace it as a brand-value opportunity.
This chart shows that of all the lines studied, the top 25% (best-in-class) are at 82% OEE, the middle 50% have OEE at 54.9%, an
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Benchmarking OEE

EMI brings packaging line performance analysis to life. Are you Best-in-Class, Average, or Laggard?
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Campbell Wrapper Corporation: Horizontal flow wrapper

Campbell Wrapper Corporation’s full servo driven On-Edge Revolution Horizontal Flow Wrapper features a sanitary modular design with a cantilevered tube forming section that allows debris to fall away from internal drive components while providing an attractive wrap for a variety of products including cookies, crackers, frozen hash browns and frozen meat patties at speeds ranging from 50 - 150 packages/min.
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Modern Process Equipment Corporation: Tubular drag conveyor

The Chain-Vey™ Tubular Drag Conveyor from Modern Process Equipment (MPE) combines chain and disc technologies to gently move products without the use of air.
Multi-bag baler
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Multi-bag baler

Kliklok-Woodman’s Woodman Vantage™ Multi-Bag Baler is designed to produce multi-bag merchandising for single-serve, 100-calorie snacks, and variety packs for snack foods and low density products.  See it at PACK EXPO Booth #S-1601. 
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Snacking trends signal packaging opportunities?

Food channel releases Top 10 Snack Trend Report
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Frito-Lay keeps chipping away for a better snack bag

New bags for its Sun Chips brand are a welcome innovation for sustainability, but consumer concerns have the company researching ways to soften the noisy ‘crinkle.’
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'Big mouth' plastic containers are shrinking

Those jars that are popular in club stores for bulk products are seeing reduced diameters and improved geometry to cut costs while also retaining stacking strength.
PRODUCT VERSATILITY. Dried fruits and nut mixtures are packaged in various combinations  and bag sizes (left).
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Mixing up fruits and nuts in weight-reliable bags

Sophisticated weighers and product transfers facilitate consistent blending of up to eight fruit and nut components per bag

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