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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.

Sonoco display & packaging and flexibles business is its fastest growing market

Sonoco’s two fastest growing businesses in 2014 were display and packaging and flexible packaging, which both grew sales by about 6% due to volume gains, the company said at its...

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Pepsi invites consumers to recreate its iconic can

Pepsi is inviting consumers to re-create the design of its iconic can as part of its 2015 #PepsiChallenge.

From a T-shirt pouch to Twistpacks, Amcor and Constantia Flexibles sweep the board at Alufoil Trophy Awards 2015

The results are in and the Alufoil Trophy winners 2015 have been announced by the EAFA, the European Aluminium Foil Association.

Arla adopts 100% renewable Tetra Pak carton for Swedish organic milk brand

Arla Foods has followed Valio's lead and adopted Tetra Pak’s 100% renewable carton for its Swedish organic milk brand, Eko.

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Tri-Star Packaging unveils multi-colour Retro packs

Tri-Star Packaging has launched a range of multi-coloured rPET Retro Wedges in a throw-back to the 80s.

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De Jong Packaging ramps up its sustainability efforts by installing solar panels on its roof

De Jong Packaging plans to install solar panels on a surface area of 16,500m² on the roof of one of its production halls in June.

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Ampac launches Select Harvest almond pouch with QuickZip/Aplix closure

Ampac has launched its first commercial stand-up pouch with Select Harvest, using a QuickZip closure and Aplix fastener.

Elopak steps up its carton colour consistency with AVT SpectraLab

‘SpectraLab has a level of accuracy that human eyesight cannot replicate’

Elopak has installed AVT’s SpectraLab, a quality assurance tool, which allows printers to more perfectly match the brand colors of its customers, at one of its carton packaging plants in...

Winner of the Trashies awards 2015

Carton Council increases F&B recycling from 18% of US household cartons to 53%

The Carton Council of North America has received a Trashies award from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and Smithers Pira, in the Partnership category.

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Ecolean to launch aseptic transparent pouch in Kuala Lumpur

Ecolean plans to open an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this month, where it sees potential for the launch of its transparent aseptic pack.

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Bosch Packaging carrying out ‘systematic studies’ on bio waste materials

Bosch Packaging expects a significant growth in bioplastics and is carrying out systematic studies on what materials are biodegradable.

Tetra Pak to launch 100% renewable carton worldwide after 'positive' Valio trial

Tetra Pak's 100% renewable Tetra Rex Bio-based carton will be rolled out globally after a successful trial with Finnish dairy Valio.

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Ardagh Group launches wine bottles with Stelvin closures

Ardagh Glass Group North America has launched two 750ml wine bottles with Stelvin closures for its Claret Regal and Burgundy Inspiration brands.

'Africa will be one of the emerging markets to watch out for'

SIG Combibloc expands its combisafe carton pack across Germany

SIG Combibloc has entered Germany with its combisafe retortable cartons for Organic vegetables and pulses at Aldi Süd and its three ‘Bio Sonne’ brand vegetable, filled by food manufacturer Jütro,...

‘Some food packaging designs are awkward to code online’

Doy style stand-up pouch for snacks and soups presents serious challenges for coding

‘Offline coders are quietly handling the awkward jobs that would otherwise hold up production.

‘Consumers have an insatiable appetite for new experiences’

Message on a bottle: Personalized text lights up Medea Vodka bottles

Consumers can use their phones to programme personalized messages on bottles, with Bluetooth technology and an app launched by Medea Vodka. 

"New ideas need to be nurtured"

Critic-free innovation: What snack makers should learn from students

Snack manufacturers can follow in the footsteps of design students – innovating positively, without a critical mind, says a market expert.


'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...

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