Feature Article

Smart packaging--gaining traction in the marketplace

The promise of smart packaging has always been impressive. Now, at last, some pretty intriguing commercial applications are starting to surface.
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The wrap-up: Truly custom packaging

One-of-a-kind packaging with a personal touch.

A look under the hood at Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak hosted a late August media update of marketing and technical topics.


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Package Case Study

Pepsi Americas relaunches juices in curved carton

New aseptic carton line in Prague helps Pepsi Americas Central Europe Group provide a 12-month shelf life that extends ambient distribution of Toma and Tropicana juice brands in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland.

'Greening' brings concentrated thoughts

Seven key questions to ask if you are considering packaging source reduction via concentrated reformulations.
Feature Article

The outlook for aseptically processed low acid beverages in pet bottles

After many years the flood gates are about ready to be opened: Aseptically processed low-acid beverages in PET bottles produced in the U.S. will finally be a reality. Look out America! Anyone who has followed the saga of aseptically processed low-acid beverages in PET bottles knows that this is a story that would be challenging to describe in a just a 750-word column. Consider this the abridged version.
Machine Product Brief

Serac Inc: Multiflow nozzle

Serac has released the Multiflow Nozzle, capable of automatically sensing the viscosity of a particular liquid, as well as intelligently “throttling” up or down liquid flow to greatly reduce foaming for greater speed and no changeover.

Peracetic sterilant accepted for low-acid aseptics at Kan-Pak LLC

FMC's Clarity™ gains FDA acceptance for use by copacker Kan-Pak LLC.
Feature Article

Data flows from ERP to packaging machines

Just five operators run two lines that span three floors and churn out 600 bottles/min. An automated order system plays a pivotal role in streamlining changeover.


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