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VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

"When fresh food producer Charles & Alice launched itself onto the French market it wasn't just its fruit compotes that were innovative - the brand owner also opted for a pack format and size that were equally new to the category," says product manager Aurélie Chauffaille.

"Our product is for the ...

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Unbottling "Fantastic" fun

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

The US-based special-effects inks and coatings company Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) has recently completed a promotional campaign on behalf of the Fanta Orange in Australia, which gave consumers the opportunity to win prizes by responding to on-pack instructions that were only revealed on the ...

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Rethinking control systems technology

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

Inefficiencies in the processing industry are vast and can occur at every stage of the production cycle. They span food safety, material breakage, energy wastage or may even be caused by badly tuned production lines. Often remaining undetected, or ignored, these ineffi ciencies always come at a ...

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And one day green

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

Having already challenged the established HDPE milk bottle with a paperbased alternative via the UK's Asda supermarket chain - with post-usage research indicating that 80 % of consumers prefer it over plastic bottles - packaging inventor Martin Myerscough has now extended his GreenBottle concept to ...

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Nothing sticks as naturally as water-based glue

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

As one of the biggest organic dairies in Germany Molkerei Söbbeke places special emphasis on maximum quality - not just with regard to the varied desserts, yoghurt specialities and many additional related products that it serves up to its health-conscious consumer market on a daily basis, but also ...

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Going to rack

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

"With a very strong presence in the hospitality trade, kegs play a major part in the success of our company," says master brewer and joint owner Alois Gmür. "That's why we had a good look at the market before investing in KHS's new keg technology."

The sole remaining brewery in the canton of Schwyz ...

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Eating high on the hog

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

With revenues of more than $ 4.4bn (€3.3bn) last year, Farmland Foods Inc. is among the largest producers and processors of pork in the USA. The company, which was founded in 1959 and headquartered in Kansas City (M0), serves both the North American and global markets with fresh and processed ...

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Inspired by disasters

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

Amply proving the old saying that it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good, a Japanese packaging inventor has been inspired by the twin disasters of the major earthquake and tsunami that hit the country two years ago to develop a guaranteed means of keeping basic food staples fresh under such ...

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Coffee at its best

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

Nestlé Deutschland AG's plant at Mainz on the River Rhine produces the Nescafé brand, plus the cocoa-based drinks Nesquik and Nestlé Finest Hot Chocolate. Employing around 400 personnel the site undertakes all aspects of the production process from roasting, freezing and spray-drying the raw coffee ...

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Operating at full stretch

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

First established in 1950 as a means of securing a better monetary return for locallyproduced dairy produce, the Lanfains based cooperative L'Amoricaine Laitière now processes over 40 m litres of milk a year drawn from 100 closely situated farms within the Breton commune and collectively generates ...

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Dear Readers,

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

the economical pages for the food and beverage industries also promise interesting topics. A discounter like Aldi, which has long since gone international, is celebrating its 100th anniversary while sales have been north of 60 billion euros for a while now. Self-service, of course, with the ...

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Brewing up a better business

VR Food + Beverage Packaging 04/2013 19.04.2013

ROI predicted within one year as a result of improved productivity and reduced costs of maintenance. "We calculated that even allowing for consumables, by choosing Domino, our annual running costs would be 50 percent less than if we opted for one of the other suppliers."

Having been in the business ...

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Taking care of the process

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 06/2012 01.06.2012

The Biologische Heilmittel Heel GmbH located at Baden-Baden/Germany is one of the world's leading manufacturers of homeopathic combination medications. As the demand has been increasing it was necessary to invest in two box erecting machines. They made their decision for machines of the series MB BE ...

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10 lines in only 8 months

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 06/2012 01.06.2012

North China Pharmaceutical Company (NCPC) is located in Shijiazhuang, in the Chinese province of Hebei, also known as the pharmaceutical capital of China. For more than 50 years, the company has been specializing in the production of antibiotics and is now one of the leading producers worldwide. Due ...

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Working with needle guards

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 06/2012 01.06.2012

This means taking on work steps and processes which others cannot provide at all or not at this high quality. Part and parcel of such expertise is the appropriate technical equipment. "For new and innovative products the existing production lines often require modifi cations," Hunold says. In ...

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First new BEC 500

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 06/2012 01.06.2012

Slated for delivery in June, the integrated packaging line for solid dose products will be used to pack diverse drugs, such as the well-known painkillers Paracetamol-ratiopharm and Novaminsulfon-ratiopharm. Paracetamol- ratiopharm is one of the best-selling pharmaceutical products in Germany. ...

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Beads of wisdom

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 06/2012 01.06.2012

A wide range of diagnostic tests are manufactured on the system: the eight cavities per multi-cartridge are each dosed with minimal quantities of different types of liquid. These are alcohol-based products (and therefore at risk of explosion), buffer solutions and magnetic beads. The latter contain ...

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Beauty trend: natural

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 06/2012 01.06.2012

A statement like this concerning trends is likely to influence many a brand's essence. The Edelmann Group in Heidenheim, Germany, is a packaging manufacturer with twelve international production sites and is specialised in unique folding carton designs for the beauty industry.

Visionary Emmanuelle ...

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Metal and plastics

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 06/2012 01.06.2012

Featuring renowned brands such as John Frieda, Kanebo or Goldwell, the hair care assortment offered by Kao is very diverse. As such, the Japanese cosmetics company's production capabilities need to be every bit as diverse and fl exible in order to operate efficiently and profitably. The German ...

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Perfection is an obligation

VR Pharma + Cosmetic Packaging 06/2012 01.06.2012

The pharmaceutical industry demands maximum performance and top-quality products and this, of course, applies to the packaging as well. For the optimum marking and coding of coated folding boxes, first and foremost innovative print heads and special inks, as well as an uncomplicated drying process ...

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