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2014 SPECIAL EDITION: ICE CREAM

Tetra Laval harnesses power of electromagnetics...to insert ice cream sticks

Tetra Laval has filed a patent for technology that harnesses the power of electromagnetic fields to increase the speed of inserting sticks into frozen ice cream.

DISPATCHES FROM EMPACK 2014, STOCKHOLM

From the show floor in Stockholm: One-handed sachets and paper ready-meal trays

Sachets you can open with one hand; ready meal trays made from paper; and 'bubbly' designs for bottles - all were on display at Empack 2014 last week.

FOODesign launches its vegetable chip batch fryers internationally

Food processing equipment manufacturer FOODesign, a tna company, has launched its hot oil batch-pro 12, a series of cookers and fryers outside of the US.

dispatches from Empack 2014, Stockholm

Moving targets: Recycling rate calculations needs to be clarified, says Europen

Europen is calling on upcoming EU legislation to refrain from setting mandatory national packaging design requirements, saying this will undermine the internal market for goods in the EU.

'530,000 people work for Tesco...it's like selling into Luxembourg': Paul Earnshaw

‘Packaging is a Cinderella discipline’: Tesco packaging manager

Tesco packaging manager Paul Earnshaw insists the retailer is keen to banish the perception that packaging is a Cinderella discipline given its importance in the overall consumer ‘brand experience’.

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Heinz close Aunt Bessie's potato Westwick factory UK
'200 families face a very bleak time' this Christmas, says trade union

Heinz 'deeply disappointed' as it proposes closure of Aunt Bessie’s potato factory

Heinz has announced proposals for the closure of its Westwick factory in the UK, which employs 200...

EU legislation packaging & packaging waste directive
EuroPack Summit celebrates 10th anniversary

EU legislation on packaging & packaging waste top of the agenda

EuroPack kicked off the 10th anniversary of its summit in Lisbon, Portugal, this week with Europen (European...

And the winner is… ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014

And the winner is… ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014

Shelf ready packaging for mints, a Gelato Box and Reber Advent calendars with cartonboard were some of...

MAI Danone ECMA ProCarton Awards

Where is the ‘Muda’? MAI and Danone call for ‘innovation environment’

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) was a buzzword at the ECMA/ProCarton Conference in Sorrento, in Italy, this week...

Tesco to change the way it works with its packaging suppliers
Exclusive interview

Tesco to change the way it works with its packaging suppliers

Tesco’s Food Academy, its robust style of negotiating, BPA and ink migration, were some of the topics...