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May 2008 Articles

Starfrost freezer makes minced meat of costs

A highly economical and energy-efficient Starfrost freezing system has proved a cost-effective solution for meat specialist Anglo Dutch Meats (ADM), which supplies meat solutions to leading names in the UK ready meal and food service industries. Starfrost s pre-assembled Starlite HT freezer is energy efficient and economical and has generated estimated running cost savings of more than  12,000 a week compared to ADM s previous nitrogen system. This article reveals further details.

www.starfrost.co.uk

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Dutch magnets keep chocolate iron free

The world s largest cocoa producer, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM cocoa), will soon enhance the process lines of its newly built cocoa factory in Pennsylvania with Dutch magnet systems from Goudsmit Magnetic Systems, based in Waalre. This article gives more information.

www.goudsmit-magnetics.nl

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From 0 to 7 in eight years

The Yemen Company for Flour Mills & Silos is the world s fastest-growing flour milling group. Over eight years Buhler has constructed a total of seven large-scale mills, 24 storage elevators and one ship unloading installation for this customer in Aden and Hodeida. This article expands on Buhler as a partner, talks about the second facility in Hodeida and reveals how the company constructed its own pier.www.buhlergroup.com

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Reclosable zippers   the missing piece in the flexible packaging puzzle.

A few good reasons why brand owners should consider Zip-Pak s  call to resealability . With the growing focus on sutainability, on-the-go lifestyles and healthy living, brand owners are developing new products that appeal to and enhance the shopper s needs and lifestyle. On a recent trip to the UK, Zip-Pak s Global Sales and Marketing Director Robert Hogan found that brand owners are addressing market trends with the products they offer but are slow to incorporate some consumer-preferred resealable packaging innovations that support these trends. Brand owners spend enormous amounts of money in product development to improve what goes inside a package. Rightly so. But should they not also invest more on what goes around it   the functionality of the package itself? When brands add a Slider resealable closure to a pouch, consumers need no longer empty package contents into another container. for storage. The benefit to the brand is that the package stays in the hands of the consumer until its last use, prolonging exposure to the brand. This article explains the benefits of Slider resealable closures.

www.zippak.com

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All wrapped up

Packaging forms a product s image in the eyes of the consumer; it constitutes that all-important first impression of a brand. Attracting the consumer to buy before they taste and crucially meet their needs, is the one fundamental factor for success and always will be, writes Gillian Wight, Packaging Development Consultant at Watt Gilchrist. This article further expands on the importance of packaging citing examples such as Heinz Baked Beans and Foste rs beer, where the packaging of these well-known brands is key. The article concludes that packaging development is crucial and will ensure that your product is pushed towards the right audience, portraying the correct message and increasing on shelf availability.

www.wattgilchrist.co.uk

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Filling the gap: Metal Packaging design knowledge By Fran ois-Xavier Vannini, Marketing Executive, CROWN Speciality Packaging

For a long time a staple of holiday confectionery tins, soup and soda, metal packaging is growing as a preferred medium to convey quality, functionality and a vibrant brand image for high-end goods and promotional items. A number of design trends that call for more premium looks and three-dimensional designs are bringing this iconic format into more mainstream branding and marketing campaigns. However as much as these trends make metal packaging a logical choice, designers are not traditionally schooled in working with the material. This article points out that looking at some of the design trends, challenges, techniques and solutions can help marketers to incorporate metal into brand packaging decisions more effectively. Further trends.relating to metal packaging, including 3D, are revealed in the article.

www.crowncork.com

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Filling the gap: Metal Packaging design knowledge By Fran ois-Xavier Vannini, Marketing Executive, CROWN Speciality Packaging

For a long time a staple of holiday confectionery tins, soup and soda, metal packaging is growing as a preferred medium to convey quality, functionality and a vibrant brand image for high-end goods and promotional items. A number of design trends that call for more premium looks and three-dimensional designs are bringing this iconic format into more mainstream branding and marketing campaigns. However as much as these trends make metal packaging a logical choice, designers are not traditionally schooled in working with the material. This article points out that looking at some of the design trends, challenges, techniques and solutions can help marketers to incorporate metal into brand packaging decisions more effectively. Further trends.relating to metal packaging, including 3D, are revealed in the article.

www.crowncork.com

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Active packaging in the confectionery industry

A recent report from Research and Markets, a market research firm, indicates that the global confectionery market would reach more than $145 billion by 2010, an increase of 16 per cent over 2006. Apart from strong anticipated growth, the market is characterized by key emerging trends such as increasing health consciousness among consumers and rising demand from the affluent in developing economies. While both trends present a tremendous opportunities they raise concerns about product preservation during transport and while on the shelf. This article, from Robert Sadbo, Business Development Leader   Food and Beverage Packaging, Multisorb Technologies, looks at the benefits of active packaging technology, which has a role to play by serving as a method of preservation, allowing manufacturers to bring in-demand products to market.

www.multisorb.com

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Smooth transport and gentle handling: The role of conveyors in the confectionery industry

As flexibility and speed are ensuring that production lines adjust quickly to new products in response to marketing trends, conveyors are an important key element. Daniel Rauch, Sales and Marketing Director at Transfer, a Bosch Packaging Technology company that produces conveyors, discusses what has become standard as wells as trends in conveyor technology in the confectionery industry. Topics take in flexibility, hygeine, automation and safety.

www.boschpackaging.com

 



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