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The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) releases its 2012 report on industry converters, suppliers, investors and analysts with insight into the performance of the U.S. flexible packaging industry over the past year. The information also examines materials and processes, end uses, structure and consolidation, imports, trends and more.
Harpak-ULMA Packaging, a Taunton, Mass., builder of packaging machinery, including skin-pack equipment and flowrappers, appoints Mark Hyde Southeast regional manager.
Packaged Facts reports that prepared foods and ready-to-eat foods are enjoying major gains at retail, especially in supermarkets, and such items will reach sales of nearly $32.5 billion this year, up 7.5% from 2011.
WS Packaging Group’s purchase will greatly expand its folding carton portfolio. Boelter is a full-service folding carton company located in Winona, Minn., that specializes in the design, manufacturing and distribution of folding cartons and converted paperboard products for a broad variety of end uses.
Lloyd Pans, Spokane, Wash., produces its pan products in the good ’ole USA, using a proprietary stick-resistant coating that cleans easily and is 100% PTFE-free. What’s interesting, though, is that it sells almost all of the baking pans online.
Sao Paulo is the location for Zip-Pak’s new resealable closures and packaging equipment manufacturing facility. According to the company, the plant will reduce lead times and expand technical and consulting services to South American customers. Full production of its line of resealable closures will begin in early 2013.
If it’s time to think differently about trans-fats—from health recommendations to food choices to nutrition labeling—a new website can help. The site explores the important differences to human health between industrial and natural trans-fats.
It’s not enough for a package to look good. More consumer demand for sustainability, convenience and innovative design makes it increasingly challenging for brands to connect with consumers at point of purchase. Pack Expo International 2012 show’s Brand Zone will help, housing various glass, metal, paper and plastic packaging developments.
PACK EXPO International 2012—Oct. 28-31 at McCormick Place in Chicago—will feature The Brand Zone, an area dedicated to the latest material and container innovations.
February’s story visit was with John B. Sanfilippo & Son at its massive corporate headquarters in Elgin, Ill. We viewed the processing of nuts and snacks on what comprises 85 production lines.
The Food Safety Summit offers the opportunity to attend and participate in these selected sessions remotely by registering and joining in LIVE from your computer.
Effects of Organic Production on Food Quality is the first comprehensive book on how organic production methods influence the safety and quality of foods, based on an unbiased assessment of the latest scientific findings. The title is a 'must-have' for everyone working within the food industry.
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Written by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery editors, our Operations Weekly weekly enewsletter provides bakers and snack food manufacturers with up-to-the-minute news, ideas and industry trends.