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Hirzel doubles down on aseptics

This fourth-generation Ohio marketer of tomato products believes there is a certain segment of U.S. consumers who want a package format other than a can.
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TOP-CLIP. Carlsberg’s Astra brand uses a top-clip paperboard ‘carton’ to package its six packs.
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Secondary packaging done offline at Carlsberg

Carlsberg Germany creates offline center for secondary packaging of nonstandard packaging formats, replacing manual packing and increasing output to 14,400 bottles/hr.
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New plant feeds growing Greek yogurt trend

A new plant for Alpina Foods produces primarily Greek yogurt, with a capacity of 39,000 cups/hr, offering capacity for the company’s own brand as well as co-packed products.
SHELF LIFE. HPP processing has tripled the shelf life on hummus products sold by Hope Foods.
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HPP extends shelf life of fresh dips

Because it ‘busts up the bacteria’ with minimal loss of flavor or nutritional value, High Pressure Processing made it possible for these hummus and lentil dips to go nationwide.
THE STUFFER. Freshly erected corrugated cases convey directly beneath empty paperboard six-pack carriers so the carriers can be inserted into the cases.
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Craft brewer automates to grow

From an overhead depalletizer that handles both cans and bottles to a robotic case packer that greatly reduces the risk of broken bottles, new capabilities at Troegs are impressive.
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First 100% recycled-content water cooler bottle launched

Pioneering water company Ice River Springs expands its plastic recycling initiatives, producing the first closed-loop 100% recycled-content bottle for the water cooler.
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Portion cups increase snack olive consumption

New Pearls brand black olives in a four-cup multipack provide convenience and portability for consumers hungering for a healthy, mess-free snack.
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Artisan butter pack disrupts category norms

A silver, brushed aluminum butter dish retail pack for artisan brand Lurpak Slow Churned brings a commodity product out of the fridge and to the center of the table.
Easy-open reclosure feature runs along the side of the pack.
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Easy reclosure feature for sliced cheese

Friesland Campina, the world’s largest dairy cooperative, has launched a new package for sliced cheese under the Frico brand that capitalizes on a novel resealable closure.
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Upbeat protein drink label encourages bottle recycling

The Good Whey Company selects a premium-finish label material for its new protein dairy drink that provides shelf impact and facilitates bottle recycling.
New pouch package sets the Olpers brand apart.
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Pakistan's premier milk gets lightweight packaging touch

Market-leading food company Engro Foods in Pakistan recently relaunched its flagship milk brand Olper’s in unique lightweight packaging.
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Winery selects label with alternative barrier coating

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will transition to a pressure-sensitive paper label with a mineralized coating for its white wine that provides a high barrier for wet conditions.
Off the Shelf: Thelma’s Treats uses ‘Oven box’ for cookie deliveries
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Off the Shelf: Thelma’s Treats uses ‘Oven box’ for cookie deliveries

The carton is not only printed with graphics to resemble a 1950s-style oven, it also include front carton flaps that open like an oven door to allow consumers to open it and retrieve the just-baked hot cookies.

New Domino bottle: Keep it on the kitchen table

Designed to replace the sugar bowl, Domino Foods’ shapely new sugar bottle for two varieties of its Domino and C&H brand sugars offers an easy-grip body and a flip-top closure for easy handling and dispensing. Plus, it’s pretty enough to leave out on the kitchen table.
Branson Ultrasonics helped Karma Culture LLC overcome the challenge of welding the patented KarmaCap, a dispensing capsule that holds vitamins and other essential ingredients separate from the water until the consumer peels back the protective seal, pushes down on the cap, and gently shakes the bottle to mix the drink. The “reservoir cap” is used for Karma® Wellness Water plastic bottles.
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Customized spin-welding key to sealing KarmaCap

Closure allows users to infuse fresh vitamins into beverage and then shake the bottle to initiate health benefits of its vitamin drinks.
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Sauce bottle channels modern Asia

Yau’s brand Asian cooking sauce labels get a refresh, with bright neon colors that capture the energy of a modern Asian city at night and signal fresh flavors.
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Running 'like clockwork' at Bob's Red Mill

With steady growth comes the challenge of routinely adding new packaging lines. It’s a challenge that employee-owned Bob’s Red Mill has been able to meet head on.
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Pacific Foods donates 24,000 cartons of soup per month for food bank

Kudos to Tualatin, OR-based organic food and beverage company Pacific Foods for taking a proactive approach to the challenges of food waste and food insecurity in the U.S. Last August, 2,000 cases of soup rolled off the lines at Pacific Foods, but they weren’t heading to the grocery store.

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