Shelf life

Natrel?s St. Laurent, Quebec, plant?s sophisticated UHT processing/aseptic filling line includes three separate rinsing machines
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HDPE-bottled dairy beverages 'milk' 90-day shelf life

Canadian dairy products marketer Natrel is the first North American user of an ultra-high-temperature processing/aseptic filling line. The process permits Natrel to launch single-serve milks and shakes with a 90-day refrigerated shelf life.
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Fruit smoothies take to aseptic packs

An established leader supplying aseptically packaged products for foodservice operators, Lyons-Magnus of Fresno, CA, has added a new item to its product mix: fruit smoothies.
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Multivac Inc: Vacuum packing

Multivac's (Kansas City, MO) C 700 large-chamber vacuum packaging machine is designed for large-scale vacuum packaging of bulk products or products of varying sizes in film pouches.
At Hunt-Wesson?s huge new Waterloo, IA, aseptic pudding plant (below), technical training was a primary ingredient. While much t
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How training aids in recruiting

When Hunt-Wesson planned a state-of-the-art aseptic pudding production and packaging plant, it worked with a local community college to ensure its new hires were ready for the plant's high technology.
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Aseptic PE/EVOH/PE bottles hold shelf-stable infant formula

Infant formula isn't a category where you normally find a lot of packaging innovation. But this summer has brought us two interesting packaging advances in the "mother's milk" replacement business.
Currently the packaging operation at Hemosol is done manually, but plans call for more automation once Hemolink goes commercial
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Longer life for life-saving blood product

SiOX-coated film delivers the barrier properties required for this human blood substitute product. Film clarity lets clinicians perform important visual inspection.
A stand-up pouch with a pour spout is expected to help Nu Skin?s SportaGEL energy gel stand apart from the competition when it?s
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Pouched beverages pour into global markets

A stand-up, spouted pouch for an energy gel filled in the U.S. and sold in Japan, a first-of-its-kind milk pouch in Germany, and a stand-up frozen fruit pouch MAP-packed in Costa Rica illustrate the global power of the pouch.
Materials Product Brief

International Paper: Spout-Pak brochure

International Paper's (Memphis, TN) brochure features the entire range of Spout-Pak gabletop and aseptic cartons, spouts, closures and packaging equipment.
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Perfecseal, a Bemis Co.: LLDPE film

ShieLLD(TM) LLDPE film is said to offer medical manufacturers strength at thinner gauges. Made by Perfecseal (Philadelphia, PA), the film may be used for header bags for large, bulky devices or heavy trays of supplies and instrumentation.
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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