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Fig. 1: ConAgra's Hock on OEE's relationship to labor costs
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Free tools for CPGs to calculate OEE benefits

ConAgra continuous improvement chief spearheads the introduction of the OEE Opportunity Calculator and the OEE Validation Calculator, free from AIOE.
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How migration occurs
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The need for low migration packaging...and compliance

The definition, science and compliance requirements for low migration packaging are evolving to meet the needs of food brands and consumers, says one supplier's regulatory compliance chief.
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KM Packaging Services: Lidding film

KM KPeel 3G lidding film for food packaging peels cleanly from trays in ambient or chilled conditions.
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Machine Product Brief
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Sealed Air: Servo wrappers

Shanklin® Hy-Speed servo wrappers extend dimensional capabilities at speeds up to 180 packages-per-minute.
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R&D veteran Blake Hutzley, technical advisor, Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers' Association (B&CMA),
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What's the secret to innovation?

One big-brand R&D veteran told a PACK EXPO audience the secret, in the form of his Three Cs. But first, he related a personal tale of all-too-common R&D woe to an empathetic group of nodding heads...
Sanitary filling and sealing system offers chainless benefits
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Sanitary filling and sealing system offers chainless benefits

See a new filling and sealing machine tackle filling and sealing cups of dairy product, and learn how eliminating the chain solves traditional problems of chain stretch and misalignments and bumps-up maintenance productivity, too.
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Co-packing for food safety

Food safety standards have become marketplace requirements, and new FDA mandates further raise the bar on compliance. How will your production outsourcing partnerships be affected?
Ultrasonics prevent fine powder from blinding
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Ultrasonics prevent fine powder from blinding

Watch this demonstration closely; if you blink, you might miss it! The video shows how Russell Finex' Vibrasonic deblinding system sends ultrasonic waves across a fine wire mesh screen, preventing flour from blinding, or plugging and, in turn, slowing the free flow of the fine powder.
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New structure for salsa combines rigid and flexible materials

Ana’s Foods becomes the first user of a new packaging structure for its salsa that uses a rigid frame with flexible sides to reduce the use of plastic by up to 50%.
Directionally sort at any angle
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Directionally sort at any angle

Intralox displays a handful of innovations, including the OMNI-DIRECTIONAL Sorter (ODS) which allows products to directionally sort at virtually any angle.

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