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Expanding your horizontal packaging horizons

Modified Atmosphere Packaging extends shelf life.
By Leon Arkesteijn, 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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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.
By Tom Egan
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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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PMMI Corner

PMMI Corner: Small business, big importance

PACK EXPO Las Vegas to focus on small and medium-sized businesses.
By Julie Ackerman
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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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Dairy Farmers of America Column

Beverage trends spur contract manufacturing innovation

Protein drinks and shelf-stable packaging on the rise.
By Darold Sauber
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Protein drinks and shelf-stable dairy beverages are nabbing an exponentially growing share of the beverage market, driving Dairy Farmers of America’s Contract Manufacturing division to create increasingly innovative formulation and manufacturing solutions for its business partners.
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PMMI Corner: Trends on tap

Doing more with less: From retail ready to robotics

By Kate Achelpohl
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From innovative packaging formats to advances in automation, the latest packaging and processing technology is on display and in-action at PACK EXPO every year.
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PMMI Corner

The Safety Dance: Working with supply partners to mitigate risk

By Fred Hayes, director, technical services, PMMI
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When most people hear the words “food safety,” they think of microbial outbreaks, such as E. coli, listeria or salmonella.


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PMMI Corner: Baking & snack: meeting growing demand

By Julie Ackerman
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Market outlook indicates opportunities (and challenges) for OEMs.
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Packaging Strategies

Behind The Curtain of Package Development: The 2013 Structural Packaging Summit Takes Center Stage

By Joseph Pryweller
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As all of us in the food and beverage industry are quite aware, there is much more to successful packaging than merely branding a new product or updating graphics.


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PMMI Corner: Beyond the packaging surface:

By Tom Egan
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What really makes a ‘green’ package.
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PMMI Corner: A total systems approach streamlines food manufacturing

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Survey sheds light on trends of food safety, cost pressures and machinery customization.
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2014 Beverage Breakthroughs of the Year

Beverage packaging innovations huff, puff and blow traditional packaging down.
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Achieving High Speeds and Maximizing Productivity on Your Packaging Line

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Food and Beverage Packaging

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2014 September

Check out the September 2014 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, with features on flexible packaging, robots in packaging, and much more!

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Dairy Packaging

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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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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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