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World demand for caps and closures is projected to increase 5.6% per year to $58 billion in 2019 according to Freedonia.
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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.
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Dixieland
Package Case Study
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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.
Figure 1: Equipment Hygiene LeveL DecIsion Tree for Low-Moisture Food
Feature Article
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How to optimize sanitary machine design

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence, founded by PMMI in 2011, recently released ‘ONE VOICE for Hygienic Equipment Design for Low-Moisture Foods.’
Organic Steel-Cut Oatmeal
Package Case Study
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Ready-made steel-cut oats in a retort carton

Steel cut oats, made from whole oat groats, are an excellent source of protein, soluble and insoluble fiber, and select vitamins and minerals.
HOT-FILLED CUPS. Once cups emerge from hot-filling and lidding, they’re encased in paperboard sleeves and then robotically place
Machine Case Study
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Quick-change comes to trays, cases

Versatility and quick changeover in erecting cases and trays was the missing piece to the puzzle when it came to this cup-filling line at Leahy Orchards. Solution: Trayfecta.
Supplier News
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Tetra Pak reports environmental gains on 2020 goals

The company moves toward its 2020 goals with higher access to carton recycling and increased awareness of resource scarcity, among other new solutions.
Stoneground Flakes cereal
News
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Back to the Roots ‘undoes’ it again with new cereal, outside help

Back to the Roots is at it again — growing nationally and “undoing” processed foods with more outsourcing help, new packaging and some wild new products bound for national retailers.

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