Packaging Technologies-Dairy Processors

A look at new packages for dairy foods

Dairy processors ask a lot from packages. The design graphics need to communicate the brand clearly. Some dairy marketers also want environmentally friendly containers. Here is a look at some new packages, caps and lids with sustainable features.
By Jim Carper
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Changing a package design can be risky. A brand manager doesn’t want to confuse or alienate long-time fans. But times change, as do attitudes. Some health issues, like gluten intolerance, were not as prominent a few years ago as they are today.
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Exopack receives FPA’s Highest Achievement honor

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Exopack received the 2013 Flexible Packaging Highest Achievement Award from the Flexible Packaging Association.
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Processors see the big picture in packaging

If product is spoiled or damaged, then it doesn’t matter how “green” or sustainable the packaging is. Dairy processors are moving beyond waste and recyclability and taking a holistic view of product packages.
By Gail Barnes
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While cost is the top factor driving the packaging industry today, sustainability concerns will dominate packaging industry work in 10 years in both Europe and North America, according to a recent study conducted by Packaging World magazine and DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. Consumers also care increasingly about the environment, and they expect the products they buy to be produced in an environmentally responsible way. Milk is no exception.


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Blueprint Automation creates the Swing Machine which packs bags and other packages

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Blueprint Automation created the Swing Machine which packs bags and other packages (either standing up or laying down) into cases, crates and other secondary containers.
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The new overwrapping machine integrated by Synerlink

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The new overwrapping machine AP360 connected to an Arcil form-fill-seal machine is delivering 43,200 cups per hour, or 360 packs per minute of paperboard sleeved packs of two cups for a dairy plant in Japan.
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SIG Combibloc's EcoPlus packaging has new sustainable screw cap

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SIG Combibloc’s combibloc EcoPlusis is now available with the very lightweight and sustainable combiCap screw cap.
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International news

SIG Combibloc invests in extrusion line in Brazil plant

The company reported 60% growth in 2012. The packaging plant will help meet demand.
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SIG Combibloc said this month that it has begun work on the second stage of a plant expansion in Parana state, Brazil. An investment of more than 36 million Euros (100 million Brazilian reais) to install an extrusion line will make allow the company to laminate unprocessed cardboard on-site for the aseptic carton packs. 


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A-B-C’s Model 206 packs cartons or bottles, single or multipacks

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A-B-C’s Model 206 packs cartons or bottles, single or multipacks into full height, half height, or end-panel display trays or RSC cases at speeds up to 30 trays per minute.
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MWV partners with Danone creating promotional packaging that coincides with Ice Age 4 movie release

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MWV partnered with Danone to create promotional packaging that coincided with the release of the Century Fox children’s movie, Ice Age 4, in Brazil.
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Harpak-ULMA offers Rama retail ready secondary packaging solutions

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Harpak-ULMA offers Rama retail ready secondary solutions that use less material than traditional RSC packaging with unlimited graphic possibilities
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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. 

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