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When insensitivity can spur development

One of the great indicators of our business heading into a new period of product development is when we continue to hear about insensitivity to higher prices for packaging materials.
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The Corrugated Packaging Alliance is promoting voluntary standards for case dimensions to make handling and shipping case-ready
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Case-ready meat is hitting its stride

As more meat packaging is centralized, processors are finding ways to keep meat fresh longer. But how best accomplish that?
Plitt Co. has captured huge savings by switching from costlier rigid containers to preformed bags. The bags offer engineered per
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Bag nets fish packer big savings

The Plitt Co. switched from plastic trays to premade bags that offer precise permeation control for its fish.
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Four elected to Packaging Hall of Fame

Dr. Raymond Bourque, Audrey Marsh King, Stanley Kopecky, and Lawrence Starr will be inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame during a November 7 awards reception at the Hyatt McCormick Hotel in Chicago. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with Pack Expo International 2004, sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute.
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Puncture-resistant shrink bag

Make no bones about it, the ArmorX™ CBP™ (Complete Bone-In Protection) shrink bag is one tough bag.
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Flexible winners strike gold

Winners of the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards demonstrate the impact of technology on the form and function of flexible packaging.
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Multivac Inc: Vacuum packaging brochure

Multivac (Kansas City, MO) offers a trifold brochure outlining the benefits and features of its new B500 Vacuum Chamber Conveyor Belt machine that the company says optimizes productivity for packagers of bulk products.
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Koch Equipment LLC: Vacuum packaging machine

Koch Equipment’s (Kansas City, MO) Ultravac® 3000 is a double-chamber, vacuum packaging machine designed for hygienic food applications with increased volume demands.
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Rollstock, Inc: Hf/f/s vacuum packager

Rollstock’s (Kansas City, MO) RI200 automatic, PLC-controlled vacuum packaging machine operates at 12 indexes/min, with each die containing 1 or multiple pockets.
Formed beef patties are automatically dropped into formed trays by a retractable conveyor system
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Migros 'MAPS' out a meat strategy

The Migros chain of supermarkets in Switzerland relies on barrier materials and centralized, modified-atmosphere packaging for its case-ready fresh ground beef.

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