Lidding / sealing films

Breakfast Mates will represent the first cereal package that Kellogg will sell in the refrigerated section. The 0;eat-from? pac
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Breakfast, mate?

Ready-to-eat, single-serve combination packs pair cereal with milk (and spoon) in the refrigerated case. The 'eat-from' packs show that innovation is alive and well on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Case lidding/sealing

SWF Machinery (Sanger, CA) has introduced the SWF Dyna-Pak H4800 Lid-Matic. It lids and seals filled cases at speeds to 30/min in one continuous motion.
The barrier foam tray now used for secondary packaging replaced a thermoformed flexible film. It makes Burnett?s line of micr
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Burnett cooks with foamed PP/EVOH tray

California marketer of precooked beef and pork takes the home meal replacement concept to a new level thanks to its foamed PP tray with EVOH barrier.
Near the end of the automated ground beef packaging line are two blow-down p-s labelers. The first (right) applies a label car
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New machines and materials fuel prepackaged fresh beef

An unusual foam tray, seven-layer coextruded lidding, a high-speed rotary backflushing/lidding machine, and weigh/price labeling let this Florida meat packer respond to supermarket demand for case-ready ground beef.
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Cudahy takes bacon out of the fridge

Patrick Cudahy Inc. of Cudahy, WI, is probably the first to package precooked sliced bacon for display outside of the refrigerated deli case. "Shelf-stable packaging opens up more opportunities," says Cudahy marketer Jason Kapella.
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Lidding film

A solvent-free PE-laminated rigid vinyl film for use as lidding material with thermoformed trays has been introduced by Klckner Pentaplast (Gordonsville, VA).
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Polyester film

Rhodia (Cranbury, NJ) has introduced Terphane® 14.31, a PVOH-coated film for lamination. Applications for the film include lidding for refrigerated and oxygen-sensitive foods such as fresh and processed meats, fresh pasta and cheese.
Vittel produces the McDonald?s PET cup (below) in-line on tf/f/s machinery. From its plant in France, the company also manufact
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Vittel taps foodservice markets in Europe, U.S.

French mineral water bottler fills unusual in-mold-labeled thermoformed cup and lid for McDonald's outlets. Vittel also fills PET and glass bottles that are exported to the U.S. foodservice market.
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Paper-based lid

Ensolid, from Enso Intl. (Stamford, CT), is a paper-based, aluminum-free peelable lidding material prepared with a barrier coating that permits easy peeling without tearing.
Sanitation measures in the HEPA-filtered packaging room include full garb, mask and boots for the operator, who also passes thro
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Nature's Pleasures launches fresh-cut apple slic es

This processor may not be the first to package apple slices in an extended shelf-life MAP format. But management believes its technology gives it an edge over those who pioneered the concept.

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