Packaging and processing machine designs share many of the same features — from applications for fluid milk, margarine, cheese, butter, ice cream, yogurt and more. New machinery is being designed with fewer crevices to prevent debris and streamline the cleaning process. Mechanical components are also being manufactured with ease-of-use in mind to better assist engineers to complete tasks quicker, while still adhering to food safety standards.
Labels offer a wealth of untapped potential for manufacturers. In PMMI’s 2012 Trends in Labeling market research study, manufacturers from a variety of industries, including dairy, discussed some of the opportunities and challenges encountered when looking for innovative branding solutions.