Food and Beverage Packaging

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2013 December

Check out the December 2013 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging and see all of the packaging highlights from 2013!

Cover Story: Best of 2013

Packaging highlights from 2013

By Liz Cuneo, Editor-in-Chief
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For our Best of 2013 feature, we want to share with you some of the highlights from this last year, in case you missed them.
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Market Trends: Microwave Packaging

Less is more with microwave packaging

Consumers want less waste, less cook time and right-size, on the go packs.
By Rebecca Eve Schweitzer, Associate Editor
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In 1945, a self-taught radar tube specialist, Percy Spencer, began working on a new vacuum tube called a magnetron when he accidentally discovered microwave cooking.
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Materials Technology: Adhesives & Sealants

Adhesives in packaging

Four trends impacting adhesives in the packaging market.
By Matt Croson, President, Adhesive and Sealant Council
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According to the Adhesive and Sealant Council’s most recent North American Market Report, the packaging sector makes up 59% of the market, with 4 billion pounds of product shipped in the North America (North America total market is 7 billion pounds).
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Machinery Technology: Form-fill-seal

Form fill seal machines satisfy the need for speed

Innovative bagging systems achieve high speeds without compromising quality or cost. by Alf Taylor, co-founder and chief executive officer, tna
By Alf Taylor, co-founder and chief executive officer, tna
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When selecting vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) equipment, manufacturers have a seemingly never-ending list of criteria.
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PMMI Corner

Emerging efficiencies in dairy packaging

By Jorge Izquierdo, vice president, market development, PMMI
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Worldwide milk production is projected to jump 19% to 827 million tons by 2020, according to PMMI’s “Dairy Industry Marketing Assessment,” released in September at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013.
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Bosch Column

Expanding your horizontal packaging horizons

Designing a bar packaging line with the operator in mind.
By Phillip Schenker, product manager, Bosch Packaging Technology
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In this three-column series, Bosch Packaging Technology shares its wealth of information to help manufacturers optimize their horizontal packaging lines.
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2014 Beverage Breakthroughs of the Year

Beverage packaging innovations huff, puff and blow traditional packaging down.
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FBP Buyer's Guide

2013 FBP Buyers Guide



Food and Beverage Packaging's Buyer's Guide provides a list of suppliers of food and beverage packaging solutions. 

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