Did imPACKED make an impact?

Did imPACKED make an impact?

24-Oct-2014 - Simionato, which was acquired by HayssenSandiacre in 2011, part of Barry-Wehmiller Company, held its first factory open day in Italy recently called imPACKED 2014.

Frischli increases aseptic 'filling flexibility' with SIG investment

German dairy Frischli increases aseptic 'filling flexibility' with SIG investment

24-Oct-2014 - German dairy Frischli has invested in SIG Combibloc filling technology with a view to launching a wider range of products in aseptic cartons.

AIB International will kickstart its revamped cookie and cracker course in December

AIB International revamps course in line with industry demands

24-Oct-2014 - AIB International has made changes to its baking science and technology course as part of a multi-year update project to increase relevancy.

Ming Yue Packaging barrier material MAP skin packaging

Shanghai company creates barrier material for MAP and skin packaging

24-Oct-2014 - Ming Yue Packaging has launched APET/EVOH high barrier composite soft sheets.

Wine: single serve PET containers offer an alternative to traditional bottles

Better oxygen barriers help wine embrace opportunities for single serve

24-Oct-2014 - Developments in packaging materials, barriers and processing technologies are opening up opportunities for single serve wines by improving shelf life, says Plastic Technologies Inc (PTI). 

VTT develops bio-based 3-layer film for MAP

VTT develops bio-based 3-layer film for MAP

24-Oct-2014 - VTT the Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a bio-based 3-layer film for MAP (modified atmosphere packaging) applications and is looking for industrial partners and collaborators for commercializing the technology.

Kuraray and Plantic to distribute high barrier films in East Asia

Kuraray and Plantic to distribute high barrier films in East Asia

24-Oct-2014 - Kuraray and Plantic have joined forces to distribute Plantic high barrier films in Japan and South Korea.

Infratab shelf life sensors software freshness

How fresh is it? Smart sensors quantify stages of shelf life

23-Oct-2014 - Researchers have developed smart sensors and software to measure and quantify how fresh food is, offering information such as the period of best flavor, highest nutritional value, and days left after opening. 

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Swiss retailer Migros apologizes for Hitler, Mussolini coffee creamers

23-Oct-2014 - Swiss retailer Migros has apologized for an “unforgivable blunder” that resulted in the distribution of coffee creamers adorned with images of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

Amcor sustainability report MiGurt Hovis

Amcor sustainability report highlights first non-refrigerated yoghurt

23-Oct-2014 - Shelf life extension, portion control, microwavable materials, re-closing features, moisture absorbing layers and built-in security are some of packaging highlights in The Amcor 2014 Sustainability Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

food packaging Packlab Empack

'Research needs to move fast:' Where are we going wrong with packaging design?

23-Oct-2014 - Designing and re-launching packaging is a process that needs to move fast – otherwise products risk being irrelevant, attendees at Empack 2014 in Stockholm heard last week.

The Falcon belt sorter

The Falcon has landed: Tomra pre-sorter for fresh cut industry

23-Oct-2014 - Tomra Sorting Solutions has launched its Falcon belt sorter at SIAL in Paris Nord Villepinte, France, this week. 

pouches, tinned food, canned food, fish

Pouches go fishing in the tinned food market: Ambient fish pouch category to double

23-Oct-2014 - Demand for pouches in the ambient fish category will grow from 8.7m packs in 2013 to 15.1m packs by 2018 – illustrating the dent newer, easy-to-open, packaging formats are making in the market for tinned food in the UK.

IFCO Systems Sealed Air Diversey

IFCO Systems partners with Sealed Air to disinfect its reusable containers

23-Oct-2014 - IFCO Systems, which supplies reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for shipping fresh products, has partnered with Sealed Air to use its Diversey cleaning and hygiene disinfectant.

Procap €9m production and storage facility Belgium

Procap opens €9m production and storage facility in Belgium

23-Oct-2014 - Procap plastic caps and closures has opened a €9m production and storage facility in Hoboken, Belgium and expects a €3m growth in turnover over the next three years.

food safety crossword

FDA to hold public meeting on key FSMA proposed rules

22-Oct-2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced it will hold a public meeting Nov. 13 to discuss potential changes to four proposed rules associated with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

"So the resealablity is actually completely changing the dynamic because you don’t need to finish the can and take all the intake in one go,” says UK firm Grenade Energy

Down in 1 (or 2 or 3): Resealable energy drink newbie encourages ‘responsible’ consumption

22-Oct-2014 - Grenade Energy says it is taking a leaf out of the confectionery industry’s book by offering the option of controlled portion cans.

"So the resealablity is actually completely changing the dynamic because you don’t need to finish the can and take all the intake in one go,” says UK firm Grenade Energy

Down in 1 (or 2 or 3): Resealable energy drink newbie encourages ‘responsible’ consumption

22-Oct-2014 - Grenade Energy says it is taking a leaf out of the confectionery industry’s book by offering the option of controlled portion cans.

Coveris claims new 38mm beverage cap ‘lightest on market’

Coveris claims new 38mm beverage cap ‘lightest on market’

22-Oct-2014 - Coveris claims its new 38mm closure for PET bottles is the lightest on the market as it enters a size segment it says is Europe's most popular for non-carbonated soft drinks.

Premium Warehousing AEB Carlsberg

Premium Warehousing AEB software speeds up Carlsberg beer delivery

22-Oct-2014 - Premium Warehousing, a British warehousing and logistics handling provider, has installed AEB’s Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) software, EMCS||XPRESS which has led to faster processing of excise goods for Carlsberg.