Food and Beverage

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Elegant bottle showcases spirits’ quality

Craft spirits maker Copper Fiddle Distillery selects a four-sided, decanter-style, clear flint glass bottle that reflects the beauty and quality of its whiskey and gin products.
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HIGH-VOLUME PRECISION. Touch-panel control makes it easy for operators to view and edit print messages.
Machine Case Study
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Improving egg carton printing efficiencies

Non-contact inkjet printers enhance print quality and consistency, while saving time and money.
Loma's Studwell at Pack Expo 2014
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Which GFSI-accepted food safety standard is right for you?

To help you decide, here's one expert's take on the similarities and differences between four of the most popular standards: FSSC 22000, SQF, IFS and BRC.
Fig. 1: ConAgra's Hock on OEE's relationship to labor costs
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Free tools for CPGs to calculate OEE benefits

ConAgra continuous improvement chief spearheads the introduction of the OEE Opportunity Calculator and the OEE Validation Calculator, free from AIOE.
How migration occurs
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The need for low migration packaging...and compliance

The definition, science and compliance requirements for low migration packaging are evolving to meet the needs of food brands and consumers, says one supplier's regulatory compliance chief.
Materials Product Brief
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KM Packaging Services: Lidding film

KM KPeel 3G lidding film for food packaging peels cleanly from trays in ambient or chilled conditions.
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Machine Product Brief
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Sealed Air: Servo wrappers

Shanklin® Hy-Speed servo wrappers extend dimensional capabilities at speeds up to 180 packages-per-minute.
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Materials Product Brief
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Coveris Rigid Mansfield: 38-mm tamper-evident closure

Lightweight, non-dairy specific PE cap is available in all colors, can be decorated with screen print, debossing or embossing, and can also be textured.
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R&D veteran Blake Hutzley, technical advisor, Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers' Association (B&CMA),
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What's the secret to innovation?

One big-brand R&D veteran told a PACK EXPO audience the secret, in the form of his Three Cs. But first, he related a personal tale of all-too-common R&D woe to an empathetic group of nodding heads...
Sanitary filling and sealing system offers chainless benefits
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Sanitary filling and sealing system offers chainless benefits

See a new filling and sealing machine tackle filling and sealing cups of dairy product, and learn how eliminating the chain solves traditional problems of chain stretch and misalignments and bumps-up maintenance productivity, too.
Materials Product Brief
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Petainer: PET keg

The petainerKeg™ Linestar is based on the petainerKeg™ classic blown, one-way, recyclable PET keg, and features a significantly redesigned outer shell which enables it to fit specifically on existing steel-keg filling lines; reduce logistics costs up to 30% and maintain taste quality equal to that of steel.
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Feature Article
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Co-packing for food safety

Food safety standards have become marketplace requirements, and new FDA mandates further raise the bar on compliance. How will your production outsourcing partnerships be affected?
Ultrasonics prevent fine powder from blinding
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Ultrasonics prevent fine powder from blinding

Watch this demonstration closely; if you blink, you might miss it! The video shows how Russell Finex' Vibrasonic deblinding system sends ultrasonic waves across a fine wire mesh screen, preventing flour from blinding, or plugging and, in turn, slowing the free flow of the fine powder.
Package Case Study
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New structure for salsa combines rigid and flexible materials

Ana’s Foods becomes the first user of a new packaging structure for its salsa that uses a rigid frame with flexible sides to reduce the use of plastic by up to 50%.
Bulk depalletizer ideal for craft brewers
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Bulk depalletizer ideal for craft brewers

A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. Central Regional Sales Manager Marc Antonio describes how the company's Model 108 depalletizer offers maximum bottle stability and smooth handling to craft brewers looking to automate their bulk bottle unloading.
Directionally sort at any angle
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Directionally sort at any angle

Intralox displays a handful of innovations, including the OMNI-DIRECTIONAL Sorter (ODS) which allows products to directionally sort at virtually any angle.
Robotic case packer for wash down environments
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Robotic case packer for wash down environments

Osprey case packing system from JLS is designed to work in the harshest and wettest environments each and every day
Off The Shelf: Tomatoes bust out of the clamshell syndrome
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Off The Shelf: Tomatoes bust out of the clamshell syndrome

Mastronardi Produce of Kingsville, Ontario, has introduced its Wild Wonders Gourmet Medley tomatoes in a thermoformed PET that is interesting because it is not a clamshell.

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