Food and Beverage

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Fabri-Kal: Environmentally responsible packaging for mushroom growers

New Mushroom Tills made from high density polyethylene feature 25 percent less plastic.
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Off The Shelf: Clear plastic can for sardines
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Off The Shelf: Clear plastic can for sardines

From Brivais Vilnis of Latvia comes a replacement for the metal tin: an injection-molded PP retortable container with barrier delivered via in-mold labels.
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European researchers work to develop biodegradable dairy packaging

Spanish nonprofit research organization works with companies from five European countries to pioneer a biodgradable material for dairy that stands up to thermal requirements.
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Mondi: Microwavable packaging

According to research, steaming in the microwave is one of the healthiest ways of preparing food because the short cooking time preserves vitamins and minerals along with flavour, colour and texture. Mondi SteamPack® provides all these benefits and offers the utmost flexibility to food producers.
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New bread bag is made from renewable resources.
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New sustainable bread bag

Hovis Limited, a vertically integrated baking and flour milling business in the U.K., is the first to commercialize a polyethylene bread bag made primarily from renewable resources.
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Graphic redesign for Philly Cheesesteak focuses on authenticity

A complete redesign of the packaging graphics for handcrafted heat-and-serve deli sandwiches focuses on the artistic and emotive side of the brand and adds clarity and consistency.
Dog Tag Brewing launches beer honoring America’s fallen warriors
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Dog Tag Brewing launches beer honoring America’s fallen warriors

Unique can images made possible using special printing technology tell the story of 12 fallen warriors.
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MWV: Packaging for chilled ready meals

Packaging innovation creates a premium brand experience, improves functionality and increases recyclability for a category poised for growth.
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GANTRY PACKER. Among the new pieces of equipment in Line 1 is the top-loading gantry case packer.
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Optimized lines at Bacardi Beaucaire

At a historic facility in the south of France, Bacardi engineers have found a way to increase speed, efficiency, and flexibility by taking six lines down to two.
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MAP comes to dairy

Described as “the first application of modified-atmosphere packaging technology in a dairy product,” a 6.5-oz whipped cheese product from New Holland, PA-based BC-USA was the subject of a feature story in our February issue of 1995, year two of Packaging World’s existence.
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Bosch Packaging: Intermittent horizontal cartoning machine

Designed for use with pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food products, the CUT 1405 intermittent horizontal cartoning machine from Bosch Packaging Technology features standard modules that can be flexibly combined to accommodate a variety of products (such as bottles, vials, syringes, ampoules, etc.) and packaging, and the latest servo and safety technology at reduced costs.
Polypropylene coffe pods offer key benefits compared to polystyrene.
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PP coffee pods win award

Intelligent Blends received the People’s Choice Award for Packaging at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) 26th Annual Exposition in Seattle, WA.
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Avery Dennison: Expands craft beer label portfolio

To help the rapidly growing craft breweries market segment meet its branding needs, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has expanded its Craft Beer portfolio with eight new label constructions, including a semi-gloss paper with a wet-strength additive that delivers added protection against peeling and tearing.
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Salsa label takes on Texas personality

New packaging for Texas-Texas salsa brand includes enhanced Texas personality with iconic cowboy hat and rope on post, irregular label edge, and spot UV finishes.
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Pasta sauce label puts ingredients front and center

New packaging for the Victoria premium brand of artisanal pasta sauces lists ingredients on the front of the label to highlight the product’s fresh, all-natural ingredients.
North Bay Produce’s four-pack of washed and ready-to-eat blueberries.
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New produce packs steal the show

New plastic produce packaging spotted at the United Fresh show encourages snacking on fresh fruits and vegetables and offers new meal solutions.
Off The Shelf: Block-shaped bottles are learning tools
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Off The Shelf: Block-shaped bottles are learning tools

With molded-in interlocking nubs and grooves on both sides, these high-density polyethylene bottles of drinks for children become bi-lingual building blocks when they are empty.
Special IML technology delivers great graphics on this two-chamber dessert cup.
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Special IML technique for two-chamber cup

Packaging plays a key role in the new Monte desserts from Germany’s Zott GmbH.

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