Packaging Technologies-Dairy Processors

Packages offer convenience and eco-friendliness

What’s more annoying than a package you can’t open? Perhaps one that goes into a landfill.
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Packaging suppliers offer easy-to-open packages made of recyclable materials.


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Edible dairy packaging and other green ideas

Packaging is not a big contributor to a dairy’s carbon footprint, but to consumers, it can be a symbol of a company’s eco-friendliness.
By Clay Detlefsen
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Besides producing recyclable cartons and wraps, dairy processors use compostable materials. Even edible packaging is possible.


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Yogurt for foodservice

Dannon Foodservice launches bulk yogurt options in new easy-pour flexible pouches

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New 6-pound bags with easy-pour resealable caps are now available from Dannon Foodservice for the Pro nonfat yogurt and Oikos Pro Greek nonfat yogurts in two flavors.
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Cup check

Start-up dairy operation finds an economical machine to apply a foil safety seal to yogurt cups

A new generation of portion-control cup sealers enables low-cost, tamper-evident, sealed packaging for dairy start-ups and larger operations.
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Retailers are asking dairy food and beverage processors to package their products in packaging that is tamper-evident. Besides providing a measure of food safety, a sealed cup prolongs product quality and shelf life on retail shelves.


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Squeeze to please

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
By Mike Wencel, Sr.
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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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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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Milk/Flavored Milk and Non-Dairy Beverages: Opportunities in the Beverage Segment

This free webinar will cover methods and ingredients available to increase protein levels, processing issues related to high-protein beverages, future ingredients and opportunities for protein fortification, adding value to milk and beverages, niche markets for high-protein milk and beverages and case studies of Core Power and Fairlife.

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