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Buns, Dogs, & Burgers: Why can’t we all just get along?

Jun 21, 2021 4:16:00 PM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Packaged Food, Food Packaging, Flexible, Flexible Packaging, Flowwrapping, trends

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One of the great mysteries of our modern age is why hot dog and hamburger buns are always produced in packs of eight?” – unlike the products they are intended to hold. Truth is, when these products began mass production, and standards developed, there was no assumed link between buns and the meat that fills them.   

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2021 Bakery Packaging Trends: Lessons North American brands can learn from Europe

Mar 9, 2021 5:58:40 PM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Packaged Food, Food Packaging, Sustainability, Flexible, trends

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It’s the same in packaging as it is in fashion: What’s currently in vogue in Europe will make its way across the Atlantic in a few short years.

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Example Of Packaging Design For Meat Manufacturers

Sep 11, 2020 11:02:20 AM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Packaging Materials, Packaged Food, Packaging, packaging product, packaging automation, meat

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Packaged meatballs are one of the leading products for an industry-leading meat manufacturer.

Their product flies off grocery store shelves, and they’d like to expand into convenience stores and dollar stores. And while they do sell their meatballs in club stores, their current packaging simply isn’t efficient.

To tackle the introduction of meatballs to convenience and dollar stores, along with revamping of their club store packaging, they teamed up with Harpak-ULMA to design the proper packaging for each store.

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7 things to consider before designing your new packaging

Jul 28, 2020 10:22:34 AM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Sustainability in Packaging, Packaging Machines, Packaged Food, Consumers, Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Packaging test, cost, point of purchase

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Brands that sell similar products compete for the same consumer’s money on the shelf (or webpage). Your packaging could make or break that consumer’s decision to buy your product or your competitors at the point of purchase.

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A Quick Guide for Food Packaging Methodologies

Mar 16, 2020 4:54:30 PM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Manufacturing, Plastic Packaging, Packaged Food, Food Packaging, Flowwrapping, vacuum seal, tray seal, C-Pak, MAP, skin packing, stretch seal

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There are several methods to package food. Which method is right for you?

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Sanitation Concerns in Food Manufacturing

Dec 19, 2019 11:54:48 AM / by Harpak-ULMA posted in Food Pack, Food Packaging Materials, Packaging Materials, Plastic Packaging, Packaged Food, Food Packaging, Food Packaging Companies

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Improve sanitation practices in food packaging to decrease overall costs associated with product recall and cross contamination issues.

Over the past few months several major companies in the food packaging industry have made headlines as a result of product recalls. Regardless of the cause of the contamination, this is an excellent reminder to examine the sanitation protocol of your facility, and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Effective sanitation is an area that all food processors must continually work to improve.

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