Food and Beverage Packages

Food Processing & Preparation, Packaging Equipment, Green & Clean

Safetek International Welcomes Delivery of First Container Shipment of ewrap(TM) Film for Newave Packaging

November 24, 2010

NEW YORK - Safetek International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SFIN) ( an incubator of and investor in green technology and Eco-Friendly start-up companies, announced today that its subsidiary Newave Packaging Inc. ( is receiving its first shipment of ewrap(TM), its revolutionary non-toxic, PVC free food film wrap from its overseas manufacturer. The... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Non-Industrial Products

O-I's Vortex® Bottle Named a 2010 Top 10 Package Design

November 19, 2010

"Stunning example of innovation" boosts 12-ounce bottle sales trends for Miller Lite<4444>PERRYSBURG, Ohio, Nov. 3, 2010 -- Heralding the company's Vortex bottle for Miller Lite as "a stunning example of O-I innovation," the Glass Packaging Institute has named Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) a 2010 Clear Choice Award winner. The award recognizes the Vortex bottle, one of the first innovations... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment

Two New Sizes Complete Wing GNG Line

November 16, 2010

Robbie just introduced two new sizes of their wing pouches designed for grab-n-go wings. The first known flexible all-in-one packaging solution in the market that offers all the same benefits of Hot N Handy packages....but now designed to hold wings.<4444>The new pouches were designed with the same attributes as the 3lb wing pouch but aimed for the consumer needing just 1lb or 2lbs of... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Non-Industrial Products, Packaging Equipment, Green & Clean

Plastipak Announces Successful Commercialization of its ThermoShape(TM) Lightweight Hot-Fill Technology

November 15, 2010

PLYMOUTH, Mich. -- Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Plastipak Holdings, Inc., is pleased to announce that it has successfully commercialized its breakthrough ThermoShape(TM) lightweight hot-fill technology. The first ThermoShape(TM) integrated high-speed blow and fill complete packaging line went into commercial operation this month at Al Ain Mineral Water Company, a... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Non-Industrial Products, Packaging Equipment

Sidel's First Complete Line Equipped with a Combi Predis(TM) in Germany for Bottling Tea in Aseptic PET at Hauser

November 10, 2010

Sidel has just obtained final technical acceptance of the first aseptic PET complete line in Germany, equipped with a Combi Predis(TM) for dry decontamination of preforms. Since June, the line has been up and running at the Hauser plant for flavored teas in lightweight 0.5 and 1.5 liter bottles.<4444>Hauser Weinimport GmbH is specialized in vermouth, liqueurs, wine-based drinks and, more... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment

Huhtamaki to Highlight Flexible, Sustainable Packaging and In-Plant Forming Systems at PACK EXPO

November 4, 2010

De Soto, KS - From dual-ovenable containers to new in-plant packaging formers, Huhtamaki will feature flexible and sustainable products in booth #4142 during PACK EXPO International 2010, set for October 31-November 3 in the North Hall of Chicago's McCormick Place.<4444>"PACK EXPO visitors can see firsthand how we're meeting industry demands for more cost-efficient and environmentally conscious... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Pickled Fruit Manufacturer Slashes Set up Times and Improves Quality Control After Installing a Vacuum Measurement System for Jar Lids

November 3, 2010

A manufacturer of pickled fruits based in Kent has reduced set up times on three of its filling lines by more than 60 percent after installing a non-contact vacuum integrity measurement system for jar lids from Micro-Epsilon.<4444>Established in 1880, Bennett Opie is a private, family-owned business based in Sittingbourne, Kent. The company manufactures a wide range of products, including... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment, Green & Clean

Baking Management INNOVATION AWARDS (Packaging)

October 20, 2010

Innovation Awards - Less to ship, more to love<4444>A redesigned cookie container packs a big punch by shrinking both its shipping and environmental footprints.<4444>With the economy moving sluggishly at best and threatening a double-dip recession at worst, the ecofriendly trend has fallen victim to accounting figures. But what if you could add some green to both your business and your coffers?... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Non-Industrial Products

New All-Natural Coconut Water Is Launched in Amcor's First 20oz Stock PowerFlex(TM) PET Bottle

August 31, 2010

Long-Neck Hot Fill Bottle Stands Out Among Competitive Sports Beverage Products<4444>MANCHESTER, Mich. - Greater>Than's unique all-natural sports/hydration beverage based on coconut water has been introduced in the first 20oz stock PowerFlex(TM) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container from Amcor Rigid Plastics, the world's leading producer of PET packaging.<4444>The hot fill bottle gives... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage

Kortec to Display New Multilayer Thin-Wall Food Container

August 11, 2010

New Shapes, Styles of Thin-Wall, High-Barrier Food Packaging Containers to be Displayed<4444>K 2010, Dusseldorf, Germany, - Hall 13, Stand D59<4444>Ipswich, MA USA... Kortec Inc. will display new shapes and styles of high barrier, thin-wall multilayer food containers at K 2010 fair in Dusseldorf, held October 27-November 3. The company will be exhibiting in Hall 13, Stand D59.<4444>In addition,... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Materials & Material Processing, Packaging Equipment

Retort Pouch Sealant Films enable directional tearing.

April 22, 2010

Torayfan® TreaTear(TM) DR02 polypropylene sealant films suit pouches that require 100% ink coverage, while DR22 films are for applications requiring high clarity. Both provide directional tear for retort pouches and work as sealant layer in any type of pouch lamination. Laser scoring or perforations are not necessary, and films are available in clear and white in thicknesses of 30-100 microns. They offer high heat seal strength and tolerate manufacturing processes. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Packaging Equipment

Temkin Packaging Extends Shelf Life

February 12, 2010

Modified/Controlled Atmosphere Packaging <4444>Payson, UT - Through the use of patented laser technology, Temkin International, Inc. can effectively prolong the shelf life of fresh produce. Growers, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers all stand to benefit from the added value, reduced shrinkage, improved presentation, and better eating quality. <4444>Temkin's laser microperforation technology... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Test & Measuring Instruments

Ultrasound Inspection System offers pouch seal testing.

February 10, 2010

Utilizing non-contact airborne ultrasound, Seal-Scan(TM) Model 525 detects various types of seal defects in porous and non-porous materials. Offline system also provides advantage of identifying location and type of seal defects, which assists in determining how, when, and why package seals fail. Delivering quantitative traceable data, Model 525 is suitable for inspecting medical device pouches, pharmaceutical pouches, and food pouches. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Non-Industrial Products

Reusable Water Bottles are made of BPA-free copolyester.

February 4, 2010

Designed for home and office delivery market, reusable water bottles are made of FDA compliant bisphenol-A (BPA)-free copolyester. Bottles are available in standard 3 and 5 gal round and handled sizes. Independent laboratory testing using Comprehensive Bottled Water (50 State Compliance) Tests demonstrated that all parameters are below maximum contaminant level. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Non-Industrial Products, Green & Clean

Nestle Waters North America Continues Plastic Reduction Efforts with New, Lighter Bottle

December 29, 2009

Nestle Waters North America Continues Plastic Reduction Efforts with New, Lighter Bottle<4444>Next-generation Eco-Shape® Among Lightest Half-Liter Bottles Available Across Entire Packaged Beverage Industry<4444>GREENWICH, Conn., Dec. 16 -- Nestle Waters North America Inc. today announced its next-generation Eco-Shape® bottle, the company's latest step in an ongoing commitment to reduce plastic... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Packaging Equipment, Green & Clean

Placon Sees Growth In Ecostar(TM) Materials

December 21, 2009

Since the introduction of EcoStar(TM) packaging and extruded rollstock in 2008, Placon Corporation of Madison, WI has seen considerable growth and interest in its line of RPET eco-friendly packaging materials. <4444>Across multiple markets-including food, retail, and medical-many companies are opting for eco-friendly packaging in response to consumer and retailer demands. While virgin PVC... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Packaging Equipment, Green & Clean

Food Packaging Bowls are made from food-grade recycled PET.

December 21, 2009

Fresh 'n Clear(TM) bowls are offered in sizes ranging from 8-64 oz, including 32 oz shallow bowl. Providing horizontal storage, products are manufactured with EcoStar(TM) food-grade recycled PET containing minimum of 35% recycled content. Tight-fitting and leak-resistant lid styles include flat lid with embossed design, flat lid that accommodates self-adhesive labels, and dome style lid which adds storage space. Bowls and lids are available in clear or black. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Non-Industrial Products, Packaging Equipment

SOPAKCO Launches Kathryn's Kitchen(TM), a New Line of Shelf-Stable Heat-and-Serve Meals

December 16, 2009

MULLINS, S.C. - Frozen meals used to be the height of convenience-just five minutes from microwave to mouth. Today's consumers continue to clamor for convenience and have raised the bar yet again, leading South Carolina-based SOPAKCO to introduce a new line of shelf-stable, heat-and-serve meals under the brand Kathryn's Kitchen(TM).<4444>The Kathryn's Kitchen line includes two package formats:... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Non-Industrial Products

Hot-Fill PET Container handles 205°F temperature.

November 20, 2009

ThermaSet(TM) hot-fill, wide-mouth polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers include stock and custom jars that offer sustained thermal stability at 205°F and shrinkage of less than 1%. Based on proprietary process that increases PET's glass transition point and barrier properties, products feature structural design that includes base that absorbs pressure and vacuum. Food manufacturers can choose from 5 different stock designs: 18, 24, and 32 oz round or 45 and 48 oz grip jars. Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Non-Industrial Products, Retail & Sales Equipment, Green & Clean

For Green Business Owners.. FREE ECOMUG Sample With Your Logo...

October 29, 2009

Here is good news for offices taking steps towards going green - a blossoming company in Central California makes eco-friendly coffee mugs and eco-water bottles, featuring YOUR Logo and Employee Name. There's no minimum order required, so even the smallest startups can take advantage of Ecomugs handy dual purpose - the mugs are valuable promotional tools that also serve as a highly effective... Read More