Packaging Technologies-Dairy Processors

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4 award-winning flexible packages for dairy products that solve problems

The Flexible Packaging Association honored its members in the 58th Annual FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards and Innovation Showcase program.
July 28, 2014

Packages of frozen yogurt that reveal images when warmed by the human hand and rotogravure printing that results in mouth-watering images are two examples of award-winning flexible packages. See what other packages for dairy foods were honored by the Flexible Packaging Association.
 


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World cups

German dessert maker uses a two-cup package

For its new Monte dessert, Zott chooses a plastic container that is manufactured using a thin-walled injection technique with in-mold labeling.
July 15, 2014

Packaging plays a key role in the success of new desserts from a Bavarian food processor. The flavor of the new Monte dessert from Zott stays fresh thanks to the two-cup chamber system.


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Good cup, bad cup

Yogurt maker turns to vision system to eliminate leakers, dented cups

The ThermoChecker inspects the surface of 600 cups per minute, every 3 degrees, within 30 milliseconds.
July 10, 2014

Industrial Control Inc., Zeeland, Mich., has developed an adaptable, high-speed 3D vision system to detect defective parts in existing systems in the thermoforming industry.  


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Outside the box

5 packaging innovation trends that dairy processors should watch

By looking at the store brands of other consumer packaged goods, dairy processors can find ideas for the packaging of milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream.
July 8, 2014

Packaging expert Robert Hogan details five packaging innovation trends that are emerging in store brands.


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Cheese bored? Hardly

Gourmet cheese distributor uses new packaging for its innovative sampler product

Arthur Schuman figured a novel product design and unique packaging format could transform the everyday consumer into a “cheese connoisseur.”
July 2, 2014

Arthur Schuman sells block and pre-packaged cheeses at high-end retailers and club stores. The distributor also saw an opportunity to create a cheese product that could be marketed as both high-end and convenient. But it needed to find the right packaging.


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Shelf appeal

Say good-bye to boring milk cartons. Follow these ideas for better package design

With FDA-mandated label changes likely, now is the time to re-evaluate the message your brand packaging is sending consumers.
June 26, 2014

Ten-hut! In this boot camp in the basics of good brand packaging, you’ll learn to be innovative and forward thinking. With FDA-mandated changes coming, now is the time to re-think your approach to packaging.


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Schneider Packaging introduces new horizontal case packer

June 24, 2014

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. introduced its horizontal case packer (HCP) for sleeves of cups and lids, including the new environmentally friendly Styrofoam replacement cups.


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Oystar USA introduces Hassia THM cup packaging system

June 20, 2014

Oystar USA introduced the Oystar Hassia THM cup packaging system for the form-fill-seal of cups in a variety of shapes and configurations.


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Eagle Packaging introduces all-in-one packging system for ship-ready trays

June 15, 2014

Eagle Packaging Machinery introduced all-in-one case or tray forming and packing solutions for retail and ship-ready trays.


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Cold case file

A modern-day challenge: case-packing small round bottles into dairy cases

With more consumers on the go, there are increasing demands for bottles that fit car cup holders and are more convenient.
June 2, 2014
Case packing and handling of small bottles appears to be a simple, streamlined operation however, trends in consumer behavior and new bottle designs have introduced many challenges for beverage and dairy companies that can significantly affect line efficiency.
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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 

BehindtheScenes

This photo gallery contains additional, unpublished photos of dairy processing facilities featured in Dairy Foods magazine. To view more Behind the Scenes galleries go to our archives page!

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Build a Better Cheese

On Demand Professor John A. Lucey of the University of Wisconsin, Madison will cover defects in cheese, improving yield with processing techniques to get the most from the ingredients you've paid for, the regulatory scene, and the future.

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