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Innovation stage fills as PACK EXPO East 2015 nears

PMMI announces slate of free, on-floor educational sessions at the debut of its newest trade show
The free, on-floor education program has become an attendee favorite at PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO.
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Trend towards natural, organic products strengthening frozen food market in 2015 and beyond

With "fresh" and "healthy" emerging as food industry buzz words, it's easy to wonder if frozen foods—which almost inherently fail conjure connotations associated with either fresh or healthy products—still appeal to the majority of American consumers.
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Survey shows consumer product companies’ data security practices lag consumer expectations

Nearly three-quarters of consumers say better privacy policies would increase their trust in CP companies, 80% are more likely to buy from companies protecting their information.
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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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15 emerging markets account for over 20% of global flexible packaging demand

Many companies have successfully gained from this market growth and have identified many new opportunities for growth in the coming years.
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Cargill to relocate meat slicing and packaging from Springfield, Mo., to Nebraska and Texas

Missouri facility employing 118 to close March 11; affected employees to be offered Cargill’s severance plan, relocation support, job fairs
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Global nano-enabled packaging market to reach US$15.0 billion by 2020

The report analyzes the global nano-enabled packaging market according to three criteria. According to the type of technology, the nano-enabled packaging market is divided into two categories: active packaging and intelligent packaging.
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Food traceability gaining popularity as consumers demand transparency

Growing consumer interest in food provenance and production methods is leading to a spike in traceability schemes.
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Global food & beverage metal cans to reach $467.5 billion

The global food & beverage metal cans market accounted for a volume of 392.99 billion units in 2013, and is projected to reach 467.50 billion units by 2019.
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Innovation touches 8 key trends at PACK EXPO Int’l & Pharma EXPO 2014

Flexibility, sustainability and serialization were among the market drivers recognized in a report on trends at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 published this week by show owner and producer PMMI.
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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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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 2015

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