Items Tagged with 'package development'


Future microwave packaging to use intelligent packaging

Packaging will utilize powerful sensors, fuzzy logic, digital displays and more to improve microwave cooking experience, report finds; packages will be built to intelligently communicate to the consumer when to stir, uncover, add salt, more.
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Cover Story: The Snack Boom

Snack packaging explodes as snacking bursts into new opportunities

Getting three square meals a day has become, well, a bit square. Hectic schedules, commutes, conflicting family schedules, pressing to-do lists and ever-buzzing phones have most consumers too busy to eat, let alone cook.

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MicroGrind offers big advantages for producing shelf ready packaging (SRP)

An evolving production technology provides a boost for box plants
With 70% of purchasing decisions now being made at the point-of-purchase, more brands than ever are turning to shelf ready packaging to vie for shopper’s attention.
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Lightweight milk jug uses less plastic

The average industry bottle weight ranges from 60-62 grams, but the new Mid-America patented design weighs only 52 grams.
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PACK EXPO post-show coverage

At PACK EXPO 2014, interactive packaging hits home

I got to see firsthand two products designed for consumer interaction.

Well another successful PACK EXPO is behind us. It was a great show this year expanding over all of McCormick Place and what seemed like a large part of Chicago. 

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Flexible packaging breaks the mold

Fresh packages emerge to improve consumers’ way of life.
A successful package is one that meets consumer demand and can adapt to changing trends.
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What is a label?

It does not seem long ago that labels on beverages were simply the means by which the consumer would find the product name and a few details.
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Materials Technology: Labels

A look behind the label

Label technology drives branding, sharing and sustainability.
In many cases a product’s label provides the good’s primary marketing.
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Machinery Technology

Form-fill-seal machines prove you can have it all

Machinery works hard to be flexible, fast and sanitary.
Form-fill-seal machinery is one that I don’t tire of watching in action.
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Glass Packaging Institute announces 2014 Clear Choice Award winners

Leading products packaged in glass recognized for innovation, design and shelf-appeal
This year, eleven consumer product goods companies were recognized for their achievements in creating innovative glass packages with shelf impact.
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Consumer Insights and Flexible Packaging Innovations

On-Demand Packaging industry experts will share best practices and insights from the manufacturer perspective in what they have learned from working with CPGs in the packaging development process. Read More


Flexible Packaging Advantages and Advances

On-Demand Ms. Donahue will discuss these advances and the numerous advantages, opportunities and challenges for flexible packaging and include a segment analysis of the flexible packaging industry, how flexible packaging is reducing food waste, and end-of-packaging life options for flexible packaging. Read More



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Rochester Mills Production facility 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 January

Check out the January 2015 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, with features on the explosion of the snack packaging industry, the popularity of prepared foods, and much more!

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Company Growth

What is the single most important area that your company will focus upon for growth in packaging in 2015?
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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


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