Versatile machines that will allow manufacturers multiple packaging options was one of the frequent answers in Packaging World's second exclusive survey of Pack Expo registrants. Large buying teams and longer visits are also planned this year.
Mobil Chemical, Films Div., (Pittsford, NY) has released a literature sheet discussing the role of fat in food packaging. "Low-fat/No-fat Foods Require Enhanced Packaging" makes recommendations for selecting proper films to prevent flavor and aroma loss, as well as to protect food texture.
IDFA has asked FDA to reconsider the industry's petition to allow dairy-related health claims on food packaging. Specifically, it wants permission for claims associating adequate calcium intake with reduced hypertension risk.
The most popular handtool for future packaging mechanics may well be a laptop computer, our experts say. Electronic controls have already arrived in many machines, and are expected to dominate by the turn of the century.