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Welcome to the Packed With Expertise blog. Below you will find content written by our BW Packaging Systems experts on a variety of topics including pet food, dairy products, beverage, sustainability and more. To stay in touch with diverse perspectives and expert advice on today's packaging challenges, subscribe to our blog.
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    Automating Fiber Bowls for Frozen and Refrigerated Food Packaging

    In this post, we'll take a closer look at what's driving demand for sustainable packaging solutions and examine how some CPGs, material suppliers, and equipment manufacturers are partnering to bring fiber-based bowls to market at scale.
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    Comparing automatic labeling machines? 8 must-have HMI features

    In this post, Tec Wright explains how smart HMIs can improve operational efficiency for consumer products companies and provide a list of HMI features to consider when purchasing a new labeling machine.
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    Form-Fill-Seal (FFS) vs Fill-Seal (FS) Machines

    When it comes to choosing the right dairy packaging equipment, there are two machine classifications that dairy processors commonly choose between – form-fill-seal (FFS) and fill-seal (FS) machines. In this post, Fabien Jego and Gilles Demare compare the pros and cons of both FFS and FS yogurt cup machines and offer advice on when you might choose one option over the other.
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    The Growing Pains of Sustainability in Packaged Foods

    As seen on Packaging Europe, Michael Dann, BW Flexible Systems global product line Leader for HFFS solutions, explains the complexity of offering “sustainable” packaging solutions, and shares some suggestions for possible collaborations that can lead to better solutions.
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    Maintenance Costs in Pet Food Packaging

    Pet food packaging experts share methods for managing maintenance costs including parts and service agreements, purposeful equipment design, and remote troubleshooting capabilities. 
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    Shrink Sleeve Converting: The Critical Steps of Secondary Converting

    The secondary converting process is critical in converting a printed shrink sleeve stock onto the final product container. To achieve a best-in-class shrink sleeve application, the converting and the application processes need to be aligned and functioning in harmony.
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    Operational Costs in Pet Food Packaging

    Pet food packaging equipment manufacturers share tips on how to manage operational cost factors including line flexibility, changeover efficiency, raw material movement, and balancing staff and automation requirements.
  • Expert advice on avoiding milk giveaway

    Making Cents of Milk Giveaway

    Mike Collins explains how milk giveaway costs dairy processors thousands of dollars every month and how adopting new filling technology is vital to the dairy industry.
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    4 Trends That Are Challenging the Shrink Sleeve Label Format

    Séamus Lafferty highlights challenges to the shrink sleeve format including sustainability concerns, competitive technologies, e-commerce, and quality issues.
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    5 Topics to Discuss with Your Packaging Line Integrator

    Eric Collier discusses transparency, OEM management, packaging line design, and other contributing factors of successful packaging line integration.