Articles by Tom Egan

PMMI Corner

Trends seen on the show floor

New solutions at PACK EXPO International illustrate relentless dedication to packaging innovation.

The food and beverage packaging industry is undergoing constant change. New developments in automation, and a continuing focus on flexibility, continue to support the advancement of manufacturing operations in the areas of efficiency, sustainability and food safety.


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Materials Technology: Sustainable Materials

Seeing the big picture of sustainability

Materials, equipment and logistics all play a role in evolving the sustainability of manufacturers.
As consumer demand for sustainable packaging continues to rise, brand owners and manufacturers across the packaging and processing supply chain are looking for solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of their overall operations.
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PMMI Corner

X-Ray vision

In a climate with increasing concerns regarding food quality, leading manufacturers use the latest in X-ray inspection technology to protect products, consumers and ultimately, their brands.
The meat industry pioneered the use of X-ray technology in food production, using it to identify and remove bone fragments and to analyze fat content.
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Rochester Mills Production Brewery tour- January 2015

Take a look inside the Rochester Mills Production Brewery in Auburn Hills, MI. The facility brews and cans five beer varieties from the Rochester Mills Beer Company. There the beer is made and packaged in 16-ounce cans, bound together in 4-packs and palletized for distribution. We went on a tour of the facility and got an in depth look at the total process.

Posted: January 30, 2015

Food and Beverage Packaging

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2015 May

Check out the May 2015 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, featuring a look at flexible packaging in the industry, lightweight product packaging as sustainable packaging, and much more!

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Food Packaging Trends

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The Food and Beverage Packaging Store

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Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies

Many factors are relevant in making the proper choice of food packaging material, including those related to shelf life and biodegradability.

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The Packaging Guide

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Food and Beverage Packaging's Packaging Guide Directory provides a list of suppliers of food and beveraeg packaging solutions. Visit the brand new online directory at www.thepackaginguide.com.

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