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Sirane Ltd.: Film extends shelf-life for fruits and vegetables

Significant shelf-life extension of between two and five days has been reported for fruit and vegetables using an innovative new method of wrapping.
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Global aseptic packaging forecast to grow 24% in next five years

New study estimates that by 2016, the world market for aseptic packaging will reach 153 billion liters, in 333 billion packs, with the majority of additional demand coming from South/Southeast Asia and China.
Machine Case Study
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Blow/fill aseptic line—small footprint, big impact

Italian beverage producer Paradiso SpA can now ship aseptically filled PET bottles of teas, isotonic drinks, and other beverages along with its mineral waters and soft drinks.
Package Case Study
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Foodservice smoothie mixes launched in aseptic cartons

Syrups and flavorings company introduces natural fruit smoothie mixes in 46-oz aseptic cartons for the foodservice industry.
'Breakthrough' pasteurization technology for chilled ready meals
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'Breakthrough' pasteurization technology for chilled ready meals

At Anuga FoodTec, Hakan Pettersson, managing director of MicVac, describes what he calls a “breakthrough innovation technology” for chilled ready meals. The MicVac process allows raw or partially pre-cooked ingredients to be microwave-pasteurized in-pack. The process is said to allow for greater product quality, color, taste, texture, vitamin content, and shelf life.
Nature’s Variety’s Instinct Raw Frozen Diet, which includes this 4-lb carton of chicken patties.
Feature Article
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HPP ensures safety of raw pet-food brand

High-pressure pasteurization partnership ensures safety of Nature’s Variety’s raw pet food, while catalyzing booming value-added business for cold storage provider.
Bebo soup
Package Case Study
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Thermoformed 'pot' extends shelf life for soup

Délices de la Mer’s “on-the-go” soup uses PP/EVOH/PP structure to gain 12-month shelf life in French retail market.
FPA Gold Winner for Environmental & Sustainability Achievement.
Package Case Study
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Breakthrough in meat packaging

Vacuum-packaged fresh red meat shipped refrigerated in corrugated cases has long been viewed as an eminently sensible case-ready packaging format.
Materials Product Brief
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MicVac: Chilled microwave-ready meals packaging

Mic-vac’s pasteurized, vacuum-packed, chilled microwave-ready meals stay fresh for approximately 30 days in 8°C without additives.
Gas injection process is central to the Micropast technology.
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New technology for pasteurization

The DLG German Agricultural Society (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft) will present a Gold medal to a novel technology for in-pack pasteurization at the upcoming International FoodTec award ceremony.

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