Articles by Mike Richmond

Packaging Points

February 1, 2009
Sustainability 2009: An Opportunity for Dairy
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Packaging Points

February 1, 2008
Sustainable packaging was a relatively new topic when I first wrote about it for Dairy Foods last year.
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Packaging Points: New Opportunities in Cheese Packaging

May 29, 2007
Mike Richmond First there was scissors, then the press-to-close zipper, and now the “slider” zipper is commonplace for shredded cheese. There are press-to-close zippers on some chunk cheeses, but most
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Packaging Points: TBL-Based Sustainability

February 1, 2007
In order to understand the importance of sustainable packaging, it is necessary to understand sustainability and triple bottom-line thinking.
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The New World Of Packaging

November 1, 2006
Understanding the importance and value of packaging for new products continues to be a challenge for many organizations. They continue to see packaging as a cost center (the current package is the benchmark and why would we want to pay more than we do now?) and a liability (because the package must run on the current equipment).
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Packaging Point: Ice Cream Packaging-A Year Later

August 1, 2006
As we get older, time seems to go faster. Why is that? I have never heard a good answer, but it was a year ago that I last talked about ice cream packaging.
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Packaging Points: Labels: Today And Tomorrow

May 1, 2006
Traditional labels (paper and film) are still popular and cost effective for a variety of purposes on bottles, jars, cans, and nearly all packages. Shrink and stretch labels, along with polypropylene film labels, are continuing to make in-roads, replacing traditional labels.
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Packaging Points: Paperboard Cartons Offer Growth Opportunity

February 21, 2006
Paperboard cartons are a mainstay in the packaging business and a key contributor to the dairy sector.
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Packaging Points: Mega-Trends and Opportunities for Packaging

November 1, 2005
Datamonitor has listed the top 10 mega-trends and all have packaging relevance. As a matter of fact, packaging will be an important enabler to these trends in many ways.
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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. 


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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