Food and Beverage

FILLER BLOCK. The 12-oz glass bottles typically run through the rinser/filler/crowner at a speed of about 350/min.
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Craft brewer returns to sweet home Chicago

CAGR is at 50% over the past five years, so Lagunitas is hitting on all cylinders. The future looks even brighter since the firm opened a new brewery on Chicago’s west side.
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Wholesome! changes its packaging graphics
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New Wholesome! packaging has heart

Organic and Fair Trade sweeteners company changes its name to Wholesome!, a concept that carries through to its new package graphics.
rokz’ line of Infusion products
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Bottle brings spice to craft cocktail category

As the craft cocktail movement explodes in bars and restaurants around the world, fans of these handmade, high-quality drinks are increasingly looking for ways to create cocktail recipes with exotic and fresh ingredients at home.
STANDING UP AND OUT. The stand-up, modified atmosphere-packed pouches feature transparent front windows to clearly reveal the pa
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Complete fresh pet food meals in MAP SUPs

Freshpet pioneers refrigerated pet food segment and embraces the challenge of imaginative packaging options.
Red Brick chooses Novelis evercan
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Craft beer selects can with 90% PCR content

Georgia’s oldest brewery selects a high-recycled content aluminum can for its products to align with its sustainability goals, without sacrificing the quality of its beer.
C 300 single-chamber machine for the packing of salads, dried fruits and nuts in film pouches
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Multivac: Secure packaging for fruit and vegetables

Multivac launched packaging and labeling solutions specifically developed for the requirements of small to medium-sized specialist companies in the fruit and vegetable sector.
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Farris Flavored Water with recyclable p-s labels
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Recyclable pressure-sensitive labels

Constantia and Spear introduce p-s labels compatible with PET bottle recycling.
New label energizes Rebel Yell for a new era.
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Premium label for Kentucky bourbon

Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon from St. Louis-based Luxco is reborn for a new era with revitalized packaging and increased brand support.
GLBC new packaging labels
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Beer labels as ‘conversation pieces’

New label designs for Great Lakes Brewing Company’s beer brands feature colorful, detailed paintings that incorporate textures and mementos from GLBC’s 27-year history.
The X33 x-ray inspection features a redesigned, more user-friendly interface
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Private labeler Zinetti Foods upgrades with X-ray inspection

The private labeler of frozen entrees added X-rays to its inspection line to enhance food safety and ensure food safety for its retail chain customers. Vendor: Mettler-Toledo Safeline.
Lucky Budda Beauty
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Walmart expo spurs sustainable end-cap

Walmart collaborates with supplier of cellulose-based packaging material and Lucky Budda Beer to design a sturdy, recyclable end cap for select Walmart stores.
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Spirits bottle celebrates Lunar New Year

A special, limited-edition bottle for Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch whiskey employs Chinese ceramic artistry to celebrate the Year of the Ram.
Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips
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Compostable pouch is perfect fit for seaweed chips

For its line of natural seaweed chips, New Frontier Foods selects a pouch package made from compostable wood pulp that matches its Ocean’s Halo brand identity.
Renewably sourced barrier tray.
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Renewably sourced barrier tray for meat

Sutton, MA-based J&G Foods has begun using an ultra high-barrier renewably sourced thermoformed tray for its vacuum packaged line of fresh red meats.
REDESIGNED OVENS. The new 16-station blow-molding machine uses fewer oven modules and fewer lamps per module to decrease oven po
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Blow molder cuts energy use 45%

A new blow molder with an energy-saving oven configuration enables German beverage company to decrease energy use while boosting productivity, efficiency, and quality.
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'Green' tray for takeaway food

Operating the Churchill’s, Fishnchicken, and Bankers brands, Chesterford Group is the UK’s largest independent chain of fish and chips shops.
RMI3/B X-ray inspection system
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Eagle: X-ray inspection system for unpacked bulk products

The Eagle RMI3/B delivers superior contaminant detection and sanitary construction for high volume bulk product applications.
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Engro's Y Frooter is the first application of Ecolean's Air Aseptic Clear technology.
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Clear stand-up pouch is a first

Pakistan’s Engro Foods, a Karachi-based producer of dairy products, frozen desserts, and fruit drinks, recently became the first to commercialize a clear version of an aseptically filled stand-up pouch that has some pretty unique characteristics.

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