Elevated Demand For High-Barrier Packaging Comes With Hurdles

Despite greater production costs, high-barrier packaging has become an integral part of the food industry due to its ability to protect against oxygen and contaminants. However, there is still work needed to overcome challenges

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FEATURED FOOD PROCESSING SUPPLIERS

  • Portion Pack (A Division of Ropack)
    Portion Pack (A Division of Ropack)

    While contract manufacturing and packaging for the pharmaceutical and health-care industries is a major segment of Ropack’s business, Portion Pack, its blending and pouch/sachet filling division for the food, beverage and nutritional supplement industries, remains much more than a sentimental favorite. “For more than 35 years we have continued to fulfill the needs of the food industry, expanding beyond sugar packets to protein supplements, beverages, cereals, dehydrated products and other dry ingredients,” comments Yves Massicotte. “Single servings are an increasing consumer choice, and Portion Pack is well-positioned to help manufacturers meet that growing demand.”

  • Pittcon 2015
    Pittcon 2015

    Pittcon is a conference and exposition on scientific instrumentation and the premier meeting place for the inventors, users, manufacturers, and vendors of laboratory instruments, equipment and supplies. Pittcon features the world's largest exposition of instrumentation, a diverse Technical Program, professional-quality Short Courses and unique networking opportunities.

  • Eriez
    Eriez

    Eriez is recognized as the world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and metal detection applications. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in all of the process, metalworking, packaging, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries...

  • Charles Ross and Son Company
    Charles Ross and Son Company

    Ross serves the requirements of the Food Industry, in virtually every industrialized country around the world. We have the experience and production capacity that no other manufacturer of specialty mixing and blending equipment can match.

  • Thermo Scientific Product Inspection
    Thermo Scientific Product Inspection

    Thermo Scientific Product Inspection equipment protects your brands by ensuring the quality and safety of your products. With more than 50 years of making sure little things don't turn into big problems, we know that little things can make a big difference in your bottom line.

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The site is designed for plant engineers, production managers, manufacturing engineers, processing technicians, operations supervisors, and business managers, it provides daily news updates, reports, and solutions on business and technology trends vital to the industry.   We provide plant managers, quality control/quality assurance technologists, and research and development experts with up-to-date information and industry solutions in the areas of food safety and regulatory issues, metal contamination, x-ray inspection, check weighing, and bacterial detection.

Both process and production engineers and technicians, along with marketing and business managers will find, case studies, white papers, and other technical solutions and product information on mixers, blenders, filling equipment, homogenizers, conveyors, sorters, graders, flow meters, pumps, tanks, valves, freezers, chillers, heat exchangers, moisture controls, pH meters, and sensors. 

Food Online also covers quality control and quality assurance systems, information management systems, process control systems and equipment, as well as clean-in-place systems, measurement systems, sanitation systems, contract packaging, packaging equipment, primary packaging, secondary packaging, and contract packaging. Transportation and logistics professionals will find valuable information concerning the supply chain, cold chain, traceability, and, sustainability.

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FEATURED FOOD PROCESSING PRODUCTS

  • Direct Steam Injection Heater
    Direct Steam Injection Heater Direct Steam Injection Heater- The Pick Constant Flow Direct Steam Injection Heater is used wherever a constant flow of heated liquid at a precisely controlled temperature is required
  • Sanitary Mixer Emulsifier
    Sanitary Mixer Emulsifier

    Charles Ross & Son Company manufactures a wide range of sanitary high shear mixing and dispersion equipment for fine emulsion and homogenization requirements.

  • Pasteurizers
    Pasteurizers Pasteurizing Systems from Meyer are available for a wide range of applications. Products in pouches and tubs can effectively be pasteurized before pack-off. Surface pasteurization of fruits and vegetables is achieved through direct steam exposure for enhanced food safety
  • Contract Packaging of Dry Food Powders
    Contract Packaging of Dry Food Powders

    Single serving beverage powders bring maximum convenience to the on-the-go consumer. Pre-measured portions are Portion Pack’s focus, available in sachet or pouch, packaged for display and ease of shipping and storage.

  • Xpert X-ray Inspection System
    Xpert X-ray Inspection System The Thermo Scientific Xpert X-ray Inspection System enables compliance with worldwide HACCP and retailer food safety requirements as well as offering X-ray image analysis for other critical quality verifications.
  • Robotic Food Packaging Equipment
    Robotic Food Packaging Equipment

    Using vacuum cups or mechanical grippers, a Bosch Delta robot can be created to suit nearly any application.  Two forms of automated packaging robots are available.  One is a Top Loader, the other is a Feed Placer.  In Top Load applications, the product is picked from an incoming flow and placed in a case, carton, or tray.  Feed Placers pick product from an incoming flow and place it directly into your wrapper infeed, thermoformer infeed, bucket chain conveyor, or nearly any form of a flighted or pitched conveyor.

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