Introducing Point Five Packaging: Food Packaging Innovation of the Future

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Point Five Packaging is a full-service food packaging company that utilizes all the latest technologies with the experience of a company that is anything but new. We were originally known as ARPAC FOOD GROUP a subsidiary of ARPAC, one of the country’s biggest machinery manufacturers. AFG’s specialty was in primary food packaging and machinery. After […]


Point Five and the 2013 IBIE

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Point Five is excited about attending and exhibiting the 2013 IBIE International Baking Industry Exposition which takes place in Las Vegas next week, October 6-9. It is our first time at this influential gathering, which will play host more than 20,000 baking professionals. Held every three years, the IBIE is produced by the American Bakers […]


Process Expo 2013 and Point Five

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Point Five Packaging is excited to announce that we will be attending and showing at this year’s Process Expo. This leading global food equipment and technology show, which is being held at Chicago’s famed McCormick Place from November 3-6, brings together the world’s leading top food processors and beverage manufactures under one gigantic roof. According […]


Happy New Year from Point Five Packaging

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As we start this new year we’d like to take a moment to extend our gratitude. 2013 was a great year for us at Point Five Packaging. Our company was founded in 2010 and already, with the help of our customers, we are growing. This past year in particular has been a year of growth […]


The Benefits of MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging)

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MAP or modified atmosphere packaging is the process of packaging fresh food by removing the oxygen content inside the package to improve the food’s shelf life. Traditionally, there are two types of modified atmosphere packaging. One process uses a vacuum gas system that extracts all the air from the package and then adds the desired […]


Preserving Freshness in a Changing Food Landscape

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We are what we eat, as individuals and as a nation. Fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, nuts, produce and dairy products make up the foundation of the healthy diet. But none of these foods are nutritious if they aren’t eaten when they are fresh, and high quality foods must remain free of unnecessary preservatives and […]


Produce and the Effect on Obesity

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Fruits and vegetables are incredibly nutritious and have been hailed as foods that can help prevent – or even reverse – obesity. Based on recent trends in the United States, that makes fresh produce even more important than ever. Fresh Produce – Battling Obesity in Adults According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]


Keep Fruit Fresher – Longer – For Your Health

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Fruits are very tasty and one of the most nutritious foods available. They contain important antioxidants that can help stave off disease in young people, adults and the elderly. That’s why it’s important fruit is made more available to as many people as possible. Unfortunately, unlike breads and cereals – which can easily last for […]


Modified Atmosphere Packaging System for Hummus

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Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is safe and natural method of extending shelf life for fresh food products without the addition of artificial preservatives. MAP greatly reduces the oxygen content in a food package and replaces the head space in the container with a natural inert gas such as Nitrogen or Carbon dioxide which are in […]


CPET – The Perfect Package

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Crystalized Polyethylene Terephthalate is a mouthful to pronounce, but CPET for short or crystallized polyester is one of the most underused yet dynamically functional materials for food packaging supplies available today. Look, everyone is searching for a high barrier, fully biodegradable food packaging container that will aid in the preservation of shelf life and can […]

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