With growing public awareness on food waste, authorities and manufacturers are stepping up their efforts in trying to reduce wastage. Fresh thinking on packaging designs can go a long way in this pursuit. By Julian Money, founder, and Richard Paradine, head of technical, Rapid Action Packaging

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A beef product manufacturer in South Africa has seen great expansion over the last 25 years. The company turned to advanced product packaging system to cater to growing demands. By Annalisa Bellante, marketing & communication manager, Cama Group

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Recent technological advances in continuous-process cooking and cooling have allowed food processors to significantly reduce their energy and water consumption, while achieving improved equipment and process return on investment. By Jim McMahon, Zebra Communications

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Many people around the world are affected by food allergies, which are incurable conditions. In order to help manufacturers adhere to safety guidelines and labelling requirements, a guidance has been developed to increase knowledge. By Fintan Hastings, junior manager, EP relations & communications, FoodDrinkEurope

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Often perceived as heavy investments that only big companies can afford, automated packing solutions have many hidden benefits that small and medium companies can enjoy as well. By Valeska Haux, senior director of corporate marketing, Multivac

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Going lean can help increase productivity of food and beverage production and processing plants. However, there are many considerations to think about before jumping on board. By Chew Ee Lin, Product Specialist, South Asia, Brady Corp

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In one of the biggest-ever investment projects in the company’s history, Coca-Cola Amatil is currently changing all its plants to in-house PET-container production, rendering itself independent of converters. The company will be installing over 30 blow-moulder/filler monoblocs from 2007 to 2015, bringing concomitant benefits for both the company’s cost structure and the natural environment. By Peter Buchhauser, Krones

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Packaging constitutes a major market share of the plastic industry despite its often short term application. With growing concerns on the environment and resources, whey coated packaging can be the solution for the future that is made from waste materials and is recyclable. By Elodie Bugnicourt, Innovació i Recerca Industrial i Sostenible (IRIS)

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With the scandals that continue to plague China, consumers are looking towards established food producers who make product packaging and processing a serious business. By Didier Lacroix, senior VP, international sales & services, Cognex

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The selection of mixing equipment is vital in maximising process efficiency without compromising product quality.  The introduction of ‘ultra hygienic’ designs has only amplified the demands further. By Chris Ryan, technical author, Silverson Machines

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