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Heinz Beanz in microwavable pots, John West tuna in pouches: challenges to tins

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

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.

Did imPACKED make an impact?

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.

Shanghai company creates barrier material for MAP and skin packaging

Ming Yue Packaging has launched APET/EVOH high barrier composite soft sheets.

Special Edition: Shelf Life

VTT develops bio-based 3-layer film for MAP

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.

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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
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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...