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Representatives from two breweries at The Automation Conference 2014.
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Brewers wrestle with data acquisition

Brewers who are looking at various automation solutions, including automated data acquisition software, to help them cope with rapid growth should keep one thing in mind: Keep operations data in its own network and have it report out to an enterprise network. Otherwise, bandwidth issues could surface, and plant floor operations could be negatively affected.
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Toray Plastics (America): Clear high-barrier BOPP film

Torayfan® CBS2 film is an environment-conscious, clear, high-oxygen- and moisture-barrier BOPP film designed for use as the inside sealant web for the packaging of bakery items, crisp salty snacks, cookies, crackers, granola, fruit and nut mixes, and confections, as well as dry pet food and treats and non-food items.
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Kashi formulas or labels likely to change by end of year

The Kellogg Company agrees to drop the terms “all natural” and “nothing artificial” from some Kashi products.
CUSTOM FIT. Housed in a compact, custom-engineered frame, the digital thermal transfer printer retrofits nicely to Battistoni’s existing line and codes packages from 6-oz to 5-lb in volume
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'Swing' to thermal transfer printing

Pouched meat packer saves time and improves print quality and consistency.
Lid designs provide differentiation for Yeo Valley’s dairy products
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Lid designs provide differentiation for Yeo Valley’s dairy products

Consumers peel back a polyester lid to reveal a unique code that they enter online via the dairy’s website for a chance to win a VW campervan.
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New dispensing system to be tried by P&G and Method

Both Method and P&G are close to launching products in a novel package that drew considerable attention at interpack 2014.
WuXi PharmaTech aims to use covert security platform to address global counterfeiting.
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Invisible, edible barcodes for medications

WuXi PharmaTech aims to use covert security platform to address global counterfeiting.
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Matrix Packaging: V/f/f/s machine

The Triton XL, a wash-down vertical form-fill-seal machine from Matrix Packaging Machinery, div. of Pro Mach can help cheese packers of all sizes and individual needs increase uptime, decrease waste, and improve the overall efficiency.
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HDPE bottles double as language learning tools.
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Bottles double as learning tools

In launching a healthful beverage choice for families with children, Drink Blocks LLC of Ladera Ranch, CA, opted for containers that become both a collectible toy and a bilingual learning tool.
Stand-up pouches to help U.S. pouch demand grow
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Stand-up pouches to help U.S. pouch demand grow

Freedonia study projects demand for pouches in the U.S. to increase 4.6% annually to $9.4 billion in 2018.
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Smurfit Kappa: Flexible generic design for wine pouch

To meet growing demand, Smurfit Kappa now offers the Pouch-Up® 3L with a generic design for the wine market.
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The VR-3000's HMI.
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Machine vision brings PTI compliance

Sun Pacific, the largest grower/packer/marketer of citrus fruits in the U.S., is reaping the benefits of machine vision in its packing houses.
HIGH-IMPACT. Jack Link’s new  laminated paperboard cartons provide  high-quality, gravure-printed graphics without the lines associated with microflute corrugated packaging; structural strength is the same and less material is used.
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Jack Link’s shows 'Wild Side' with retail-ready, club-store carton

Meat snacks provider switches from PVC canister to retail-ready laminated paperboard carton for club-store sales that provides greater shelf pop and improved sustainability.
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Aseptic plant enables new business opportunity

Fruit-based drink-mix components company Beverage Innovations enters new markets with shelf-stable aseptic product supplied by new processing/packaging company Wright Foods.
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Elegant salt grinder adds to consumer décor

With its sleek, contemporary design and removable label, packaging for Morton Salt’s new Morton Grinders line of three salt and pepper products is meant to complement consumers’ modern kitchen décor as well as add to their culinary experience.
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Preform technology enables ambient yogurt product

Venezuelan food and beverage manufacturer Empresas Polar has introduced the first shelf-stable yogurt in the country through its subsidiary, Pascual Andina.
New reclosure system for Kellogg's in Europe.
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Kellogg's bags feature 'intuitive' reclosure

Last January breakfast cereal leader Kellogg's launched a new flexible bag using a new kind of reclosure feature.
Barrier packaging plus "patented sterilization process" brings 12-month unrefrigerated shelf life to this new line of tapas from Spain.
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It's tapas time

Grupo Alimentario IAN, based in Navarra, Spain, has launched a new range of Carretilla brand tapas in a new barrier package.

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