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Packaging preserves food throughout the supply chain of distribution, storage, sale, and use and carries information about nutrition and storage on its labels. Without it, goods can become exposed and contaminated. It can also refer to the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages.

Kapstone Paper & Packaging workers strike over ‘unjust federal labor laws’

KapStone Paper & Packaging has confirmed workers from AWPPW Local 153 (the Association of Western Pulp & Paper Workers) have gone on strike, effective yesterday (August 27).

Top 10 F&B Pro Carton ECMA Award finalists 2015

The finalists have been announced for the 19th Pro Carton ECMA Awards 2015. FoodProductionDaily has rounded up the Top 10 designs it has its eye on for the final. The...

Five colours are best for nutrition labels: French advisory body

A five-colour nutrition label is more effective than three, says French advisory body - but industry has slammed it as simplistic while critics say it is more confusing than traffic-light labels....

Lotte Confectionery found guilty of copying Japanese packaging design

Lotte Confectionery, part of Lotte Group, South Korea, has allegedly been found guilty of copying a Japanese snack maker's package design, according to a hearing at Seoul Central District Court.

Consumers have critical eye on atypical packaging

Unusual packaging designs make consumers analyse product claims more closely - making strong claims more effective but reducing willingness to pay for weak claims, say researchers.

Fonterra launches New Zealand yogurt pouch recycling scheme

Fonterra has partnered with recycling firm TerraCycle to launch New Zealand's first recycling programme for yogurt pouches.

Smart water bottle company Hidrate gets huge launch from Kickstarter

After successfully raising $627,644 from 8,015 supporters via Kickstarter, Minneapolis-based Hidrate Inc will launch its HidrateMe smart water bottle product in December.

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Seal integrity inspectors for leaky pouches - Peco-InspX

Peco-InspX has announced commercial availability of two seal integrity inspectors for pouches.

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TricorBraun Packaging Consultant awarded IoPP Lifetime CPP Certification

IoPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals) has recognized TricorBraun Package Consultant Terri Sheppard with the Lifetime CPP (Certified Packaging Professional) Certification.

Heineken on packaging R&D

Don’t work in silos! Heineken design manager on creating trendy beer packaging

How can designers create packaging that’s fresh, original and relevant to today’s consumers – without losing the company’s established branding? 

Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings merged

Wellspring Capital Management has officially announced the creation of a flexible packaging company through the merger of Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings.

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RPC Group and Zum Dorfkrug turns over a new leaf with salad dressing bottle

RPC Promens Consumer Kutenholz and sauce manufacturer Zum Dorfkrug has developed a 1000ml round bottle for Sylter Salatfrische, German salad dressing.

Keeping light-weighted PET bottles user-friendly and safe: Sidel

Laboratory testing simulates the conditions light-weighted PET bottles have to endure throughout the supply chain, meaning any issues can be rectified before the product is used in the market. Once...

Molson Coors sees changing consumer preferences in beer packaging, cuts packaging weight by 21%

Consumer preferences in beer are shifting away from heavy glass packaging to lighter aluminium cans and PET bottle formats, says North American brewing giant Molson Coors. 

Student wins $2,000 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship

Alexandra Slagle from Michigan State University, US, has won a $2,000 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship in association with PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and Dorner Manufacturing.

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Haitai Beverage launches ‘Sunkist’ smoothies in SIG Combibloc carton packs

Korean producer Haitai Beverage has launched two ‘Sunkist’ smoothies in SIG Combibloc combiblocMini 200ml cartons.

Adept creates a buzz with the Hornet

Adept Technology has launched a parallel robot, the Hornet 565, for fast, precise pick and place and conveyor tracking.

Tetra Pak and JUST Goods launch carton bottle made from 50% paper

Tetra Pak has partnered with JUST Goods to launch JUST Water in Tetra Top, a carton bottle made from 50% paper.

Littering unstuck? Startup Gumipod develops portable gum disposal pack

UK startup Gumipod has created a portable pod to hold and dispose of gum and is open to licensing its technology.

Consumers favour pouches over glass, paper and metal packaging

Global demand for pouches to grow by 2,489 million pack units between 2014 and 2017

Global demand for pouches in the food market will grow by 2,489 million pack units between 2014 and 2017 – a 14.9% increase in the total food pouches market size, according to Canadean.

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Roberts Mart invests £2m in machinery upgrade for film packaging

Roberts Mart has invested £2m to install a BOBST 20SIX eight-color printing press, Nordmeccanica Super Simplex Laminator and Proslit Slitter Rewinder at its Aire Valley factory in Leeds, UK.

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Kraft recalls cheese after consumer choking complaints

The Kraft Heinz Company is recalling Kraft Singles individually-wrapped slices after 10 consumer complaints about the packaging, including three of consumers choking.

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Hot chips! Frito-Lay files European patent for microwaveable snack packs

Frito-Lay has developed a microwaveable snack pack that enables consumers to heat chips before eating.

ConAgra Foods removes BPA from all its US and Canada cans but critics ask if the alternative will be ‘safe’

ConAgra Foods claims it has removed Bisphenol A (BPA) from all of its cans sold in the US and Canada but this does not include those that are imported from...

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Klöckner Pentaplast joins ‘Save Food’ organization

 Klöckner Pentaplast has become one of the 300 members of the "Save Food" organization, to reduce the waste and loss of food.

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