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Packaging World       Anne Marie Mohan
Sponsor: National Bulk Equipment, Inc. February 28, 2011 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

VIDEO: Sanitary Container Dumper Enables FDA, USDA, 3-A Compliance; Aids Inspection >>

NBE sanitary container dumpers are specifically designed for bulk material input to food and pharma packaging and processing lines. Beyond adapting general-industry designs, as is common in the market; NBE domestic and international regulatory expertise ensures an application-specific, and compliant system at start-up.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

VIDEO: Sanitary Bulk Bag Filler Enables FDA, USDA, 3-A Compliance & Precise Weighing >>

NBE sanitary bulk bag fillers are specifically designed for food and pharma packaging and processing operations. Features such as sanitary hydraulic enclosures, 32 Ra surface finishes, and tool-less, demountable components aid in regulatory compliance. NTEP-certified weighing ensures accuracy to +/- .01%, to 4,500 lbs.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

VIDEO: FDA, USDA, 3-A Compliant Bulk Bag Unloader Simplifies Inspection & Cleaning >>

NBE sanitary bulk bag unloaders are specifically designed to provide accurate, repeatable material introduction to food and pharma packaging and processing operations. NBE domestic and international regulatory expertise ensures compliant system construction and process integration at start-up.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

WEB TOURS: Watch Plant-floor Demos of Bulk Material Handling Systems from Your Desk >>

Make a web-based visit to the plant floor of 19 actual bulk material handling equipment installations. Watch each system as NBE performance-proven construction and integrated automation work together to improve total process optimization in filling, unloading, weighing, conveying, blending, and storing applications.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.

VIDEO: Single-station System Accurately Fills & Weighs Drums, Totes, and Gaylords >>

The NBE variable container filling system displaces rotating-fillhead designs to provide packaging and processing operations a single-station method to fill, densify, and weigh multiple, and various container types. The system can fill, densify, and weigh containers from 250 to 4,000 lbs., to an accuracy of +/- .01%.

National Bulk Equipment, Inc.


Heinz adopts sugarcane-based PlantBottle from Coca-Cola

The Coca-Cola Co. and H.J. Heinz Co. have announced a strategic partnership that enables Heinz to produce its ketchup bottles using Coca-Cola's breakthrough PlantBottle packaging. The iconic ketchup company estimates that it will introduce 120 million 20-oz PlantBottle packages in 2011 into the U.S.

Cereal sales soar with right message, display unit

A test display fixture bearing a healthful product message for General Mills cereals lifts brand sales 17% and category sales 1%—and reduces shopper decision-making time....

Anderson Packaging meets most pressing pharma pack challenges

Contract packager aligns its expertise with pharmaceutical manufacturer outsourcing needs such as package compliance, from product concept through clinical trials through commercialization and ongoing supply....

Robotic case packers carefully handle Aussie bakery products

An innovative, custom-built solution for a case packing requirement at biscuit maker Arnott's in Australia consists of four wraparound case packers installed simultaneously in the middle of 2010....

Bold, debossed label gets small-lot winery in the game

Caliza Winery uses modern, yet elegant labels that combine visual intrigue with a strong, tactile feel to create a high level of differentiation....


Olives packed to go

Anne Marie Mohan shows two clever takes on olive packaging that bring these products closer to the world of dashboard dining.

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