packaging

Packaging firms work to reduce food waste

As the global population rises, focus on minimizing food waste intensifies. All along the supply chain, packaging plays a vital role in achieving this goal. Processors look to packaging companies for products that preserve freshness... more »

WeighPack introduces servo-driven flow packager

WeighPack recently announced a new addition to its Sleek Wrapper line of automatic flow wrapping machines. Flow wrapping is a horizontal packaging process in which product enters the machinery and is wrapped in clear or... more »

$600K given for longer shelf life research

Hazel Technologies will continue its research into developing new shelf-life extension technologies for fresh produce after receiving a second round of federal funding. The Chicago-based company will receive a second phase of funding from the USDA... more »

Pouch bagger modified to gently handle tree fruit

Equipment provider Fox Solutions has added a new feature to its pouch bagger to better serve tree fruit packers. The machine’s “soft fill” feature allows the bagger... more »

New Eagle Packaging machinery creates XL trays

Eagle Packaging Machinery has recently introduced the Vassoyo Air XL for forming extra-large produce trays with or without a lid. The tray former can create trays up to 60"x60" and uses a Nordson glue system.... more »

New Dole packaging targets snacking on the go

Dole is launching its new GO Berries!, three snack-size packages that snap apart. Each contains 4 ounces of fresh Dole strawberries. Ventilated for freshness and rinsing, the proprietary package is the first to provide "snap-rinse-go"... more »

SIMBA updates touch screen, software

New updates to the SIMBA Touch Screen will give users greater control of the ability to monitor pack lines in real-time, know what is in inventory and record shipments. The SIMBA (Specialized Inventory Management with... more »

Monte Package earns Primus certification

Monte Package Co. now has its nationwide distribution network 100 percent Primus certified for packaging and supply storage and distribution. The company had each of its three facilities, located in Michigan and Florida, certified through Primus’ 14.09... more »

Research claims fruit packed in corrugated is safer than in RPCs

New scientific research indicates that corrugated packaging keeps fruit fresher and safer than reusable plastic crates (RPCs) and can significantly reduce contamination from transferred microorganisms. The research, conducted by the University of Bologna and initiated... more »

Rockford Package Supply grows with new building

Recognizing and building upon the contributions of those who helped nurture the agricultural industry in Michigan was among the reasons for an established packaging operation to spread its wings with a new facility. Howard Paulson,... more »


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