Food and Beverage Packaging

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2013 May

Check out the May 2013 edition of Food and Beverage Packaging today, with features on the new SMB FastTrack program and the latest beverage breakthroughs.
CoverStory: Beverage Breakthroughs

Beverage Breakthroughs of the Year

Innovations in packaging materials and functional elements pour from the beverage segment.
Nature’s Coffee Kettle is a coffee brewing system for campers, hikers and coffee connoisseurs. Now the company’s updated spouted pouch from Flair Flexible Packaging helps Nature’s Coffee Kettle better communicate the unique brewing method and the freshness of the custom-roasted gourmet coffee.
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CoverStory: Beverage Breakthroughs - Case Study

Beverage Breakthroughs: Creating lighter champagne bottles

Verallia uses simulation and optimization to help reduce bottle weight while preventing breakage.
When Dom Pérignon—French Benedictine monk and winemaker—was asked to look into why sparkling wine bottles were unexpectedly bursting in the cellars of his abbey in northern France three hundred years ago, he decided to investigate the bubbles. Fermentation, it turns out, continued after the beverage was bottled, producing additional carbonation and increasing pressure. By experimenting, so the story goes, Pérignon was able to control the refermentation process and reduce breakage and loss of the bottles’ contents.
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Materials Technology

Tamper Evident: Shrink sleeves, seals and bands

Sleeved, sealed and banded: Improvements in tamper evident packaging.
Product protection is a must for food and beverage packages, and companies are working hard to make sure that their products are safe and protected for the end-user. Tamper evident bands, sleeves and seals are designed to prevent the improper opening of a product, which could cause damage to the product and brand reputation.
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Market Trends: pet food

Pet food packaging feeds needs of pets and owners

New packages focus on nutrition, outstanding design and convenience.
According to a report from the American Pet Products Association regarding industry statistics and trends, Americans are pampering their pets by purchasing items for them that go well beyond the bare necessities. Pets now receive gourmet and organic food options with special consideration for allergies, dietary restrictions or a special healthy diet.
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Machinery Technology

New systems see through common inspection and detection roadblocks

Technological advancements pave the way for faster speeds, better sanitation, lower costs and more versatility.
X-Rays get a power boost: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. ( has upgraded its popular Thermo Scientific Xpert C400 X-ray system for detecting metals and other foreign objects in food. By adding an X-ray source with twice the power of the original model, the system is better suited for thicker, denser products and high speed production. The system targets a broad range of food applications including challenging wet and semi-frozen products, as well as metalized packaging structures that do not lend themselves to metal detection.
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Case Study


The inspection of hot sauce bottles ensures proper labeling 360-degree inspection of Tabasco bottles aids in quality control.
Tabasco® brand products have been made by McIlhenny Company on Avery Island, LA, since 1868. The company is extremely quality-minded about everything from aging its product for up to three years to making sure every label is correct, straight and in the right position on the bottle.
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PMMI Corner

PMMI Corner: Small business, big importance

PACK EXPO Las Vegas to focus on small and medium-sized businesses.
It has been said that small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. In fact, small and medium-sized businesses account for 46% of private-sector output in the U.S. economy. Undoubtedly, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have tremendous influence on not only the economy, but also innovation. Recognizing the unique value of SMBs, PMMI recently announced the SMB FastTrack, which will debut at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (Sept. 23-25; Las Vegas Convention Center).
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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

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2015 April

Check out the April 2015 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, featuring our 2015 packages of the year, a look at beverage multipacks, and much more!

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Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies

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