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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.

DISPATCHES FROM ANUGA FOODTEC, COLOGNE

'In some countries, it already is': Aseptic pouch could become the standard for milk: Ecolean

Aseptic pouch packaging could become the standard for milk, says Swedish packaging company Ecolean.

Berry Plastics and Klöckner Pentaplast joint partnership

Berry Plastics Group and Klöckner Pentaplast Group have entered into a joint partnership to sell form-fill seal packaging worldwide.

Dispatches from Anuga foodTec 2015

First ovenable tray skin films are coming out onto the market now

The first ovenable tray skin films are coming out onto the market now, according to Sealpac.

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RPC Group goes back to school to teach pupils how packaging protects food

RPC Group has launched The Fresher for Longer initiative to alert secondary school students to the problems of food waste and understand how packaging protects food.

Tetra Recart gains 57% market share of beans in Sweden

Tetra Recart has seen success in Sweden with 57% of the market share of beans sold in one of its carton packages.

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Senators want mandatory BPA labelling

Two US senators have introduced an act that would require food packaging to be labelled if it contains Bisphenol A (BPA).

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Orora seals deal to supply multi-wall milk powder bags to Fonterra

Australian packaging company Orora has sealed a new deal to supply Fonterra with multi-wall bags for its New Zealand milk powder operations. 

SIG Combibloc Obeikan opens regional HQ in Dubai

‘MEA ambient beverage market has grown with more regionalization of brands and multi-national infiltration’

‘Despite the recent political and economic disruption, the MEA ambient beverage market has grown and remains one of our core markets’, says SIG Combibloc as it announced opening a joint...

Anuga FoodTech 2015 preview

Ecolean to debut EL4+ filling machine reaching speeds up to 33% faster than its current technology

Ecolean will debut its EL4+ filling machine at Anuga FoodTec next week claiming it can reach speeds up to 33% faster than its existing EL1, EL2, EL3 and EL4 technology.

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Diageo takes bottle storage to its Sydney plant

Having invested A$21.5m (US$16.4m) in a warehouse at its bottling facility in Sydney’s western suburbs, Diageo Australia now has capacity to store 22m bottles of Bundaberg Rum, one of its...

PerfoTec and It’sFresh ‘Ones to Watch’ in protective packaging

Rabobank has highlighted three ways The European Food & Agribusiness (F&A) can recuperate €60bn in losses from food waste by; harvesting and handling crops, packaging food; and monitoring fresh produce....

ANSES: Reheating food packaging at exceedingly high temperatures increases the risk of substance migration

A study on food packaging that can be heated in conventional ovens, microwaves or by steam has found while the migration of substances from the packaging to the food is...

Elopak lifts the lid on its PE beverage carton supplier

Elopak has finally revealed who it has partnered with to launch a beverage carton with certified renewable polyethylene (PE).

India

'Reduce drinks packs, not price, and target the bottom of the pyramid'

Beverage brands must appreciate how perceived packaging wisdom in a mature market may be inappropriate if it is applied in emerging markets like India.

Live from Lund, Sweden

Tetra Recart: We want to emulate the success of ‘Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup’

Tetra Recart is hoping to emulate the same success as its Tetra Pak aseptic packs with its Tetra Recart for ready-meals, sauces and soups, claiming its dream carton would be...

Fastest flow wrap machine in the East? LoeschPack touts hot seal speed merchant for Asia

LoeschPack has introduced a horizontal flow wrap machine with hot seal capabilities that it claims will help confectioners protect product integrity in hot climates and pack at greater speeds than...

Special edition: Lubricants

Michelman to join IACMI consortium

Michelman, which makes lubricants to optimize glass, carbon and natural fibers in PE, PP and PET resin composites, has been chosen to join an elite, 122-member consortium that will make...

‘Chalk in packaging is not a new idea, but we feel we have a product that has a global appeal’

Ecolean to install one of Europe’s largest cast lines for packaging film production

Ecolean is expanding its factory in Helsingborg, Sweden, installing one of Europe’s largest cast lines for packaging film.

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

Carrington Tea has launched its organics tea line using Innovia Films NatureFlex packaging film.

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Amcor Flexibles wins Gold and Silver at FPA Achievement Awards

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

MULTINATIONAL CLAIMS WORLD'S FIRST 'EDIBLE WEARABLE'

Dole develops ‘wearable banana’ snack gadget for Tokyo Marathon

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.

Packaging Innovations 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).

Packaging Innovations 2015

Nestlé to develop its guidance note on packaging adhesives

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

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

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...

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

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. 

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