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JBS enhances specialty beef lines with new easy-open package

Meat processor uses new bag that enhances employee and product safety, improves back-of-house efficiencies, and reduces product waste.
Hormel E-Z Zip[r] Pouch - Ampac
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2011 FPA Silver Award Winners

The following award winners took home Silver Awards in the 2011 FPA Awards competition.
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Big boost from POD labels

 
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Flexible films find gold in FPA awards

Vacuum skin packaging, gorgeous stand-up pouches, and a WHO winner with life-saving potential are among the highlights in this year’s FPA competition.
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A deep dive into case - ready seafood

Fresher Than Fresh uses MAP trays to create case-ready seafood.
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Soup maker 'soups up' printing/coding efficiencies

Kettle Cuisine standardizes on one coding supplier for foodservice pouches, retail cup labels, and corrugated shipping cases.
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Replacement for #10 can

Cryovac Food Packaging Div. of Sealed Air Corp. (www.sealedair.com) was awarded a Gold for Technical Innovation for its coextruded Flavour Mark™ retort material. Made of an unidentified multilayer coextrusion, the film is intended as a replacement for #10 cans to be used with the Cryovac Onpack vertical form/fill/seal system.
MICROWAVE CONVENIENCE. An internal steam vent in this stand-up pouch permits self-venting in the microwave oven.
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The incredible flexible pouch

Economies of scale drive pouch costs down, while shelf appeal and convenience features deliver on the marketer's need to differentiate.
FILM SAVINGS. Rotary side seal on the stretch wrapper lets BP&I use rolls of film that are 2\" narrower than what's required for
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Fulfillment gets fine-tuned

Printer and collator of promotional kits for retailers increases packaging quality and volume, cuts costs, and gains the ability to make 12 or more changeovers a day.
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Gourmet seafoods launch in microwave trays

Raw Seafoods, Inc., New Bedford, MA, has introduced a line of gourmet-quality frozen seafood entrées in 400-g (single-serve) and 900-g (double-serve) microwaveable “MicroRite” trays supplied by Graphic Packaging International (www.graphicpkg.com).
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Convenience and nutrition in a single pack

Fresh vegetables can be steam-cooked in the microwave oven in two minutes or less thanks to Simple Steps™ for Produce packaging. Developed by Cryovac (www.cryovac.com), the concept won FPA Gold for Technical Innovation.
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Successful compression

Winner of a Gold Award for Environmental Achievement is The Compression Pack, a space-saving packaging format for Dri-Loc® absorbent pads. Made by the Cryovac Food Packaging Div.
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FPA Silver Award Winners, continued

This is a continuation of the photos of the FPA Silver Award Winners...
About 10-feet long, each compact R140 TFS rollstock machine (above) can be extended to include additional equipment components.
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Meat packer doubles production capacity

Compact rollstock thermoform/seal and dual-chamber vacuum machines tighten packaging efficiencies at Ruprecht.
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Silver Award Winners

PACKAGING EXCELLENCE SILVER AWARDSKiMs Polly Peanuts, 350g/Amcor FlexiblesDuPont Cool2go Wrap/DuPont Packaging and Industrial PolymersCryovac Saddle Pack Multi-Unit Vacuum Package for Fresh Chicken/Cryovac Food Packaging, Sealed Air Corp.
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In-pack veggie steamer

According to Bev Dixon, general manager at Sun Valley Foods, she and her colleagues took one look at Simple Steps for Produce while at a trade show last year and knew they wanted to put it to work.
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FPA Silver Award Winners, continued

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FPA Silver Award winners

Winners of Silver Awards in the Flexible Packaging Assn.'s 2005 Achievement Awards...
Sobeys uses both white and black sensor pads for its high-priced meat cuts, depending on the color of the meat tray.
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Sobeys' EAS tags thwart thieves

Canadian supermarket chain uses electronic article surveillance on a variety of packages—including fresh meats—to minimize shoplifting.
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.
Repackaged for spring 2004 to make the packs more retailer and consumer friendly, ez-D consists of a shrink-wrapped, three-sided
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Perishable DVDs need oxygen-scavenging film

A DVD that lasts 48 hrs after opening relies on an oxygen-scavenging film to preserve its packaged ‘freshness’.
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Cabot's wrappers tighten savings

Cost savings from an automated wrapping and vacuumizing system for large blocks of cheese has Cabot Creamery personnel smiling.
Gift box blanks are conveyed into centerfolded film formed into a tube by this angled inverting head.
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Shrink wrapping shines at Platinum Packaging

New automatic feeding and shrink-wrapping equipment at this Gurnee, IL, contract packager adds capacity to collate and wrap gift boxes, calendars, and other specialty items.See video
At a Wal-Mart Supercenter, trays of case-ready beef provide an impression of \"fresh\" for the centrally packaged products.
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A case-ready meat tour

A visit to a Wal-Mart Supercenter—and input from industry experts—provides a snapshot look at case-ready meat packaging.
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Vacuum-sealed, self-venting entre?s

“So Easy” Sauced entreés from Hormel’s Jennie-O Turkey Store Willmar, MN, bring new convenience to consumers’ tables. The line of precooked, refrigerated entreés are the latest example of SimpleSteps™ technology (see packworld.com/ go/c071) from the Cryovac Div.
Paradise Tomato Kitchens has added an easy-opening tear notch (top) to its foodservice pouches.
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Easy-opening pouch, tough-to-open box

Paradise Tomato Kitchens, an innovator in fresh tomato products about 10 years ago, adds case security and easy-open pouches.
Brookville's protective new shrink-wrapped bundle (inset foreground) often makes a smaller unit than its twine-tied predecessor
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Brookville Glove receives helping hand

When new management took over Brookville Glove, a move to shrink bundling was one of the first improvements in operations to be made.
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Skin-packing for fish

Better appearance and increased throughput are the chief benefits gained by Golden Valley, MN-based Morey’s Seafood since the installation of an R270 vacuum skin packaging system from Multivac (Kansas City, MO).
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MAP protects fresh pork (sidebar)

Material matters
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Self-venting entrées cook up convenience

Smithfield Packing Co., Smithfield, VA, lays claim as the first to offer microwavable entrées in a self-venting package. “There is absolutely no hassle with these entrées,” enthuses Mark Willes, vice president prepared foods/retail.
When changeover is needed, an Aladdin machine operator can adjust the shrink wrapper for various mug sizes and return to product
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Quick changeover sets off production overhaul

Mug manufacturer Aladdin revamps its production facility with a family of seven hand-loaded semi-automatic shrink wrappers.
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Tuna salad kit packs multiple components

In April, Chicken of the Sea Intl., San Diego, CA, launched a Tuna Salad Kit that contains premium no-drain tuna in a vacuum-packed foil pouch.
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Nestlé extends pasta's shelf life by 50%

A Nestlé USA facility in Danville, VA, is the first known commercial user of the OS1000 polymer-based oxygen-scavenging system from Cryovac (Duncan, SC).
Shipped flat, the cushions are inflated using this manual bench-top system. IKON plans to install more automatic inflation devic
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IKON polishes image with air cradles

Inflated cushions now cradle toner cartridges in shipping packs from two remanufacturing plants, reducing damage while enhancing satisfaction.
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Dream Stream comes to the U.S. (sidebar)

Foam barrier tray, too
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Diners find film packs ideal for every meal course (sidebar)

Produce packs win two
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Graphics make poultry pack sizzle

Gerber’s Poultry, a chicken marketer in Kidron, OH, gave its packaging a strong shot of consumer appeal last March when it began using a printed film tightly shrunk over its foam trays of chicken sold at retail.