Food and Beverage

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Crown Royal first in spirits to add serving facts panel

Pushing regulators since 2003 to allow macro-nutritional information for alcohol to be shared with consumers, Diageo becomes the first to add a serving facts label to its packaging.
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U.K. supermarket Waitrose has launched a new package made from made from equal amounts of ryegrass and recycled paper for its Wa
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Eggs nestle in new ryegrass and paper carton

A new egg carton from U.K.’s Waitrose made from 50% ryegrass and 50% recycled paper is expected to save approximately 85 tons per year of wood/recycled paper.
Legible and reliable printing for produce packs.
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Printers picked for reliability

Family-owned fresh produce business S&A Group in the U.K. is using Zodiac thermal-transfer overprinters to help reduce packaging costs and increase coding efficiency across its two production sites in Herefordshire and Kent.
The compact InvisiPac system, shown here on the brewery’s case packer, incorporates an integrated vacuum feed, tank-free glue me
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Automated tank-free hot melt adhesive delivery system

Brewery significantly improves packaging efficiencies by upgrading carton and case sealing operations.
Arrowhead
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Arrowhead bottles to contain up to 50% rPET by 2016

Nestlé Water’s Arrowhead brand announces it will increase its use of rPET by 38% in its spring water bottles, eliminating 20,000 tons of CO2 from production annually.
Sunbutter
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Peanut-free SunButter comes in single-serve cup

An alternative to peanut butter, SunButter now comes in 1.5-oz single-serve portable cups that let consumers—especially those with food allergies—enjoy a healthy snack on the go.
TIJ printer that OEMs will like
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TIJ printer that OEMs will like

M600 OEM digital TIJ printer from Videojet was designed so that other packaging machinery OEMs could easily integrate it into their systems by way of DIN rail mounting. Good for pharma and cosmetics as well as food applications.
F/f/s partnership for machines and materials
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F/f/s partnership for machines and materials

The Orics form/fill/seal system thermoforms APET material and is good for food, medical devices, hardware, electronics, or anything needing either a permanent or reclosable flexible film lidding. A partnership among Orics, lidstock provider Berry Plastics, and forming web supplier Klockner Pentaplast brings global advantages.
Botran1
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Boxed set for Guatemalan rum encourages mixology

A limited-edition boxed set from Casa Botran includes a 50-cL rum bottle along with two 5-cL mini bottles of flavored rum that allow consumers to explore different tastes.
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Bronco Wine field-tests 750-mL PET bottle

Bronco Wine tests a 750-mL PET bottle for its Green Fin and Hacienda brands, making the switch from glass to PET for greater consumer convenience and sustainability advantages.
Pine Valley
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Pouched product disrupts cookie dough category

Cookie dough mix in a pouch has been a common packaging format for some time. But what about refrigerated cookie dough in a pouch?
Tetra Pak's DreamCap
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Tetra Pak: Resealable, controlled flow closure

The DreamCap closure for Tetra Pak’s Aseptic 500 Edge carton is aimed at quenching on-the-go thirsts.
Rockwell Automation and smart manufacturing
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Rockwell Automation and smart manufacturing

Global Industry Director Dave Sharpe talks about serialization and deeper layers of information, analytics and security.
robag® 3ci vertical form/fill/seal bagging equipment
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Snack maker goes single-source

How Pata Snack Foods' new vertical form/fill/seal bagging equipment provides more flexible, reliable bagging for a range of film packaging structures, at high speeds and with minimal packaging waste.
A two-axis robot uses vacuum pickup to transfer Neapolitans from the counter molds and place them on the infeed belt of the pack
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Chocolate wrapping Swiss style

Chocolat Frey’s business, especially its export shipments, were on the rise, and the only way to keep pace was to install new molding and packaging systems for its delicious Neapolitans.
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Rémy Martin bottle connects with consumers via NFC

Bottle for premium spirits uses high-security NFC technology to enable product authentication, tamper evidence, and consumer engagement with the brand.
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Cellulose-based film fits into food company’s philosophy

A line of all-natural food for kids from South Africa is packaged in renewable, compostable film that aligns with the company’s goal of protecting our children’s future.
Artist Ryan McGinness designed the graphics for the new Hennessy V.S Limited Edition cognac bottle.
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Radiant, artist-designed Hennessy bottle glows under blacklight

Artist Ryan McGinness, known for his contemporary symbology, designs a limited-edition Hennessy Cognac bottle with a bright, fluorescent pattern that glows under blacklight.

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