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Two-compartment pouch shakes up jerky packaging

Jerk Nation pouches with jerky and seasoning separated, engineered by Thought For Food and Son, invite consumer interaction.

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KHS launches Innopouch K-400

KHS has launched the Innopouch K-400, available as an FS (fill and seal) or FFS (form, fill and seal) machine.

What food would look like in luxury packaging

Milk by apple, flour by Prada, coffee by Cartier

An award-winning artist and designer has created an art exhibition showing people what food and drink would look like in luxury branded packaging.

Berry Plastics film keeps edibles high and dry

Berry Plastics has engineered a nine-layer film material to protect cereals and snacks against moisture, reportedly with a lighter weight than conventional films.

Bemis heats up award-winning sandwich pouch for Hillshire

Flexible packaging specialists at Bemis have crafted a heat-and-eat sandwich pouch for Hillshire Brands, landing an achievement award in the process.

Analyst warns of CCE's 'challenged start' with smaller 1.75 L Coke bottle

A US analyst warns that Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has suffered a ‘slightly challenged start’ with its new 1.75 liter contoured PET bottle in Great Britain.

Carton Council: Partnerships boost carton recycling

Tetra Pak says partnering on recycling efforts with cities, and producers like WhiteWave Foods, benefits the food/beverage and packaging industries.

Snack packaging gets gourd-geous makeover

Growing snack brand SuperSeedz hopes to grab consumers with redesigned, award-winning flexible packaging for its flavorful pumpkin seeds.

Sonoco pumps $20m into composite can packaging plant

Packaging giant Sonoco is investing $20m in construction of a composite-can plant in Malaysia, taking advantage of regional growth in snack sales.

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SUSTAINABILITY

Earth Day is an annual global celebration highlighting the importance of sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and other ways to save the planet. Here are some examples of food packaging that...

EFSA backs Arkema FCM proposal

A safety evaluation application by Arkema for an additive in rigid PVC plastics has been backed by a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) panel.

Front-of-pack labels nourish food consumers

Front-of-package food labelling greatly boosts a consumer’s ability to comprehend nutrition data and make informed choices, according to a recent study.

Sonoco invests $5m in packaging center

Sonoco is plunking down $5m to transform one of its facilities into a center dedicated to packaging consultation and creation.

Coatings protect from mineral oil residues in recycled fibres

Recycled fibres in paper packaging can contain mineral oil residues but coatings can protect foods from these substances, according to BASF.

Carton recycling access grows by 1m US households

Just in time for Earth Day, the Carton Council of North America has announced the number of US households with access to carton recycling jumped by 1m in the first...

Sidel grabs African opportunities for PET packaging

Demand for liquid packaging is growing in Africa, and PET packaging specialist Sidel says the continent is a ‘huge opportunity’ for them.  

Look, no mold! Capri Sun's clear pouch

Capri Sun is rolling out a clear bottomed pouch across the US this month. 

Potential BPA replacements ‘need more study’

Denmark’s National Food Institute (NFI) has said it considers it ‘unwise’ to replace bisphenol A (BPA) with any of five compounds it studied until more data is available.

Former Amcor exec fined for 'major role' in Fonterra tender fix

A former Amcor executive has been ordered to pay a NZ$60,000 fine for the “major role” he played in attempting to fix a 2004 call for tender by Fonterra.

Tic Tac joins personalized packaging trend

Tic Tac has joined the likes of Coca-Cola and Heinz tomato soup by creating a microsite for people to create customized virtual packs online.

SPECIAL EDITION: AUTOMATION

Automated food warehouse cuts energy by 80%

A producer specializing in Tetra Pak aseptic-packaged foods and beverages has opened its doors on an automated facility designed to boost efficiency and cut energy usage.

Matte is the new black for snacks: ‘There are several drivers’, says expert

Traditional high-gloss packs will soon be a thing of the past as snack makers turn to matte finishes in the battle for shelf appeal, an expert says.

Borealis and Borouge expand BorPure MB5568 into Asia

Do you know how much stress we’re under? Life as a lightweight cap

Technological advances means there is still room for the next generation of lightweight caps and closures to offer further savings on cost, according to plastic manufacturer Borealis.   

'It won't happen overnight, but the wine carton will establish itself': Tetra Pak

Putting premium wines in cartons will help consumers accept the packaging, says Tetra Pak, as it predicts continued growth in the sector.

Center showcases high-tech package printing

Goss has opened a demonstration center that lets food firms put packaging printing technology to the test.

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