Food and Beverage

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Flow wrapping pies and cookies at 50 packs/min

Growing bakery selects a flow wrapper that provides flexibility for a range of products from cookies to whole pies, with tool-less changeover and easy programming.
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Kraft blasted for trash generated by Capri Sun pouches

The Make It, Take It Campaign urges Kraft to redesign their Capri Sun packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable and take responsibility for post-consumer collection and recycling.
Off The Shelf: Craft cocktail infuser is a classic in glass
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Off The Shelf: Craft cocktail infuser is a classic in glass

A glass bottle fitted with a resealable pourer with filter allows DIY craft cocktail makers the ability to infuse their spirits with dried fruits or spices and pour directly from the package.
Coextrusion blown bottle delivers shelf life and differentiation.
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Multilayer bottle delivers shelf life and differentiation

A new range of dessert toppings from leading Belgium manufacturer Colac is using a custom-molded 850-mL multilayer bottle to deliver the ideal combination of long shelf life and on-shelf appeal.
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Gabletop cartons for unique cow’s milk establishes credentials

In launching its easy-to-digest milk brand in the U.S., New Zealand-based company a2 Milk chooses cartons to tell its brand story and maximize shelf appeal.
COMPACT SOLUTION. ARA chose a rotary vf/f/s system, equipped with a multihead weigher, metal detector, date coder, and labeler t
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Vf/f/s system suits snack maker’s flexibility needs

Tropical snacks maker increases capacity, improves efficiency, and realizes flexibility with a new vf/f/s system, equipped with a multihead weigher, metal detector, and date coder.
CONTAINER CONVEYANCE. Mushrooms are packed in HDPE and RPET tubs or corrugated folding cartons in 8-, 12-, 16-, or 24-oz weights
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Easy-clean conveyor network

Monterey Mushrooms installs multiple conveyors to ramp up six-lane packing line speeds and simplify sanitation operations.
FULLY RECYCLABLE. Consisting of two PET bottles—one inner and one outer—the 20-L BrewLock is fully recyclable and is 25% lighter
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Recyclable PET beer keg locks in quality

Heineken USA launches a one-way recyclable PET beer keg for on-premise sales that offers consistent carbonation, 100% evacuation, a smaller footprint, and less expense.
Dow's acrylic Diamond Treatment
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Dow: High-strength acrylic binders for food

Dow's Diamond Treatments apply high-strength acrylic binders for food packaging.
Placon's Envisions PCR Trays and Lids
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Placon: Clear food trays and lids from recycled PET

The new Envisions trays and lids make recycled plastic food packaging from bottles and thermoforms clear and contemporary.
VenDuo vending cup
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Coveris: Vending cups

VenDuo is a patented vending cup range with excellent insulation properties, which consists of a plastic inlet and a brandable paper banderole.
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Micro-perforated printed lidding film
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TCL Packaging: New lidding films for soft fruit

The research and development team at TCL Packaging developed new micro-perforated printed lidding films to create optimum conditions for soft fruit.
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Ready meals benefit from in-pack microwave pasteurization.
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Ready meals launched in Japan

Konan Foods Co., Ltd, a food producer in Kochi, Japan, has launched a new line of ready meals whose refrigerated shelf life is extended thanks to in-pack microwave pasteurization.
Southbound/evercan
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High-recycled content can for GA microbrewery

Microbrewery embraces aluminum can with at least 90% recycled content for its craft beers, citing the can’s sustainability benefits for the brewery and for the community.
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All-natural cocktail mixers adopt aseptic carton packaging

‘A revolution for the cocktail mixer category,’ according to Powell & Mahoney, a new aseptic carton for the company’s products preserves the mixers’ clean, authentic flavor...with help from co-packer Leahy-IFP
World demand for caps and closures is projected to increase 5.6% per year to $58 billion in 2019 according to Freedonia.
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What’s behind rising cap and closure demand?

Freedonia report cites global market gains, more sophisticated closures for pharmaceutical and beauty products.
Dixieland
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’50s Southern relish brand gets modern makeover

Renfro Foods’ Dixieland brand of chow chow relish gets a package refresh, with a new, brighter label and printed metal closure that reference the original package design.
Lowered location of the label panel helps differentiate this PET bottle for an Ecuadorian sports beverage drink.
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PET sports beverage container is a winner

Toni S.A., a leading South American food and beverage marketer based in Ecuador, has captured a 2014 Golden A’ Design Award for its innovative redesign of the PROfit Sports Drink container.

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