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CONTAINER CONVEYANCE. Mushrooms are packed in HDPE and RPET tubs or corrugated folding cartons in 8-, 12-, 16-, or 24-oz weights
Machine Case Study
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Easy-clean conveyor network

Monterey Mushrooms installs multiple conveyors to ramp up six-lane packing line speeds and simplify sanitation operations.
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Dow's acrylic Diamond Treatment
Materials Product Brief
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Dow: High-strength acrylic binders for food

Dow's Diamond Treatments apply high-strength acrylic binders for food packaging.
Placon's Envisions PCR Trays and Lids
Materials Product Brief
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Placon: Clear food trays and lids from recycled PET

The new Envisions trays and lids make recycled plastic food packaging from bottles and thermoforms clear and contemporary.
Micro-perforated printed lidding film
Materials Product Brief
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TCL Packaging: New lidding films for soft fruit

The research and development team at TCL Packaging developed new micro-perforated printed lidding films to create optimum conditions for soft fruit.
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Ready meals benefit from in-pack microwave pasteurization.
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Ready meals launched in Japan

Konan Foods Co., Ltd, a food producer in Kochi, Japan, has launched a new line of ready meals whose refrigerated shelf life is extended thanks to in-pack microwave pasteurization.
World demand for caps and closures is projected to increase 5.6% per year to $58 billion in 2019 according to Freedonia.
News
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What’s behind rising cap and closure demand?

Freedonia report cites global market gains, more sophisticated closures for pharmaceutical and beauty products.
Dixieland
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’50s Southern relish brand gets modern makeover

Renfro Foods’ Dixieland brand of chow chow relish gets a package refresh, with a new, brighter label and printed metal closure that reference the original package design.
Eureka! bread bag
Package Case Study
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Bread bag is 36% bio-based

Eureka! Organic Bread switches to bread bags made of 36% sugarcane-based PE when introducing its products to the East Coast market for marketing and sustainability benefits.
Mediterra Nutrition Bars
Package Case Study
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Savory snack bars emphasize healthful ingredients

Less than a year old, Mediterra Nutrition Bars from NYC-based Mediterra Inc. have been picked up by more than 350 Target stores nationwide as well as several heath food chains, with consumers clamoring for the savory snack bars.
Nick Marsella, Senior VP and COO, Byrne Dairy
Column/Opinion
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Byrne Dairy on agritourism

Nick Marsella, Senior VP and COO at Syracuse, NY-based Byrne Dairy, talks about a new expansion and how packaging lines fit into an upstate New York agritourism initiative.

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