Carrington Organics

Innovia Films partners with Carrington Company to launch a line of teas using NatureFlex packaging

05-Mar-2015 - Carrington Tea has launched its organics tea line using Innovia Films NatureFlex packaging film.

BPF packaging chemicals Times Joanna Blythman

BPF blasts ‘misleading’ report that claims ‘packaging chemicals are not controlled’

04-Mar-2015 - The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has blasted a report by author Joanna Blythman who claims chemicals linked to health concerns, such as formaldehyde and propylparaben, are routinely and legally used to pack what we eat and drink.

Doritos Gamer Pack

Clear Lam Packaging settles lawsuit with Frito-Lay over Doritos PrimaPak

04-Mar-2015 - Clear Lam Packaging and Frito-Lay have settled a lawsuit over its Doritos ‘Gamer Pack’, which included flexible film belonging to Clear Lam's trademarked PrimaPak technology.

Tetra Pak,  automated pasteurizer, prepared food segment

Tetra Pak launches first automated pasteurizer for the prepared food segment

04-Mar-2015 - Tetra Pak has extended its hot fill/high acid portfolio by launching its Pasteurizer PF, that switches between hot- and ambient-filled products.

Amcor Flexibles FPA Achievement Awards

Amcor Flexibles wins Gold and Silver at FPA Achievement Awards

04-Mar-2015 - Amcor Flexibles has won Gold and Silver at the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) Achievement Awards in Florida, US, this month.

Andhra Pradesh's supply infrastructure must keep up with its processors, says Assocham

Assocham: AP’s strong processing sector demands better supply chain

03-Mar-2015 - Business leaders have called on the Andhra Pradesh government to announce it will establish the fast-moving supply chain needed for to transport produce to its strong food-processing industry.

Dole develops ‘wearable banana’ as Tokyo Marathon snack gadget

Dole develops ‘wearable banana’ snack gadget for Tokyo Marathon

03-Mar-2015 - Dole Japan has developed a 'wearable banana' for the Tokyo Marathon that tells runners their time, tweets, heart rate, and doubles as a nutritious in-race snack.

Paul Darby Milliken and Dan Jordan, (right) Boomerang Plastics

Manufacturers called into question on poor recycling figures on PET vs ultra-clear PP pots and trays

03-Mar-2015 - Milliken and Boomerang Plastics opened the debate on recycling PET bottles and the advantages of ultra-clear polypropene (PP) pots and trays at Packaging Innovations in Birmingham last week.

Nestlé hopes to hatch new talent with Twitter. Picture: Flickr / mkhmarketing

Nestlé #notjustaboutfood! Multinational launches internship contest with Twitter

03-Mar-2015 - Nestlé UK & Ireland is launching a joint internship scheme with Twitter, a programme that will help it draw in talent from previously untapped areas. 

Valmet signs Yuen Foong Yu Packaging deal

Valmet signs Yuen Foong Yu Packaging deal

03-Mar-2015 - Valmet has partnered with Yuen Foong Yu (YFY) Packaging to supply an OptiConcept M containerboard production line for the company's Xin Wu site in Taoyuan County, Taiwan.

Left to right: Tonge, Allum, Whelan, Webster

Live debate: Flexo or digital - competing or complementary?

03-Mar-2015 - Flexographic printing is one of the most common label printing techniques within the food and beverage industry, but thanks to its fast turnaround and flexibility, digital is catching up.

Packaging Innovations 2015

Packaging Innovations 2015

02-Mar-2015 - Packaging Innovations 2015 delivered a 'Hat-trick' with three-in-one tradeshows last week with Empack and Label&Print at the NEC, Birmingham (February 25-26).

DTU researchers say the TDI should be 0.7 micrograms per kilogram body weight per day or lower

DVFA: No basis for BPA legal action

02-Mar-2015 - There is no basis for individual legal action on BPA according to The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) after researchers in the country said the safe level recommended by EFSA does not adequately protect consumers against endocrine disrupting effects.


Growing concern for skills shortage in science and engineering in food supply chain

02-Mar-2015 - Innovate UK, a government agency that helps FMCG firms grow, is developing a five-year strategy to address robotics, traceability, shelf-life and food production systems and resource efficiency.

Alison Ingle, group packaging manager, Nestlé International

Nestlé to develop its guidance note on packaging adhesives

02-Mar-2015 - Nestlé is looking to develop its guidance note on packaging adhesives for suppliers this year.

Oat-based cereal in the morning...but what of the mycotoxin risk? (Photo: Vegan Food Catering/Flickr)

Cereal study urges US focus on oats to cut risk from ‘potent renal carcinogen’

27-Feb-2015 - Scientists researching the presence of a mycotoxin considered a 'potent renal carcinogen' in US cereals have found levels above EU maximum limits in 8% of oat based cereals tested, and are urging action to reduce consumer risk.

Packaging with no information is ‘more Apple than Microsoft’

Packaging that doesn’t have much information on the back of it is ‘more Apple than Microsoft’

26-Feb-2015 - Innovations that prevent food wastage, such as Heinz ketchup moving from glass to plastic then an upside down squeezy bottle, cook-in-a bag packaging and coffee refill pouches, were praised at Packaging Innovations 2015 at Birmingham NEC, this week.

TCL micro-perforated printed lidding films for soft fruit

Shelf-life trials for micro-perforated printed lidding films for soft fruit

26-Feb-2015 - TCL Packaging has launched micro-perforated printed lidding films, to replace standard hole punched films which can let in contaminants such as dirt and insects, for soft fruit and is offering shelf-life trials of the product. 

How Coke got its curves: Coca-Cola's contour bottle celebrates 100 years

How Coke got its curves: Coca-Cola's contour bottle celebrates 100 years

26-Feb-2015 - Coca-Cola has launched a global campaign featuring icons such as Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and Ray Charles, as it celebrates the 100th birthday of its bottle. 

SPX awarded contract to complete Arla Foods UK megadairy

SPX awarded contract to complete Arla Foods UK megadairy

26-Feb-2015 - SPX has been awarded a contract to bring processing capacity at Arla Foods' Aylesbury fresh milk plant up to 1bn litres a year.