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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.

Meat market: Active packaging boosts shelf life and profits

Recent market intelligence indicates use of active and intelligent packaging for meat products extends the useful life of the foods, while expanding the potential for profit.

Printpack opens 203,400-square-foot packaging plant

With the opening of its expanded and updated flexible packaging plant, the company is stepping up efforts to boost efficiency.

RGHL confirms 'approach' to buy SIG Combibloc: $5bn price tag rumored

Reynolds Group says it will perform a strategic review of the world’s second-largest carton producer SIG Combibloc after an approach by an unnamed suitor looking to buy the business.

Rigid v Flexibles: How big a bite can flexibles take?

Rigid packaging will remain a necessity for some food and pharmaceutical applications, according to Transparency Market Research (TMR) – but Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE) believes the door is wide open...

Oh, Canada! Solegear lands $1.6m for bioplastic development

The developer of plant-based plastics for packaging and other applications has landed $1.6m in funding from a Canadian government program.

Making contact: Vonco flexible packaging approved for food

The flexible packaging manufacturer has received the go-ahead from the American Institute of Baking for its products to be used in food-contact applications.

Amcor joins Coke, Ball, and Sonoco in packaging recycling group

The packaging giant has signed onto The Recycling Partnership, a group of food, beverage, and package firms dedicated to increase US recycling rates.

P.E.T Engineering wins Devin water deal

P.E.T Engineering has designed packaging for Devin, mineral water in Bulgaria, made from Glasstar resin, which looks like glass.

pira packaging summit, november 11-12, london

Dare to be different: What's next for food packaging?

The pressure to reduce costs has had a big influence on food packaging over the last five years, but it could now be time to dust off ideas which offer...

Support system: Videojet program gets the package coding ball rolling

The support program is designed to guide food packaging and processing operations through the ins and outs of effective use of coding and marking equipment.

Krones will slash Italian jobs to ensure site’s ‘long-term future’

Krones said today that it will scrap packaging and palletising operations at its subsidiary Kosme, which specializes in smaller-sized filling and labelling machines for small bottlers and SMEs.

Sidel hires former Tetra Pak chief to head up services business unit

Sidel Services cuts PepsiCo energy by 19%

Sidel Services has cut PepsiCo energy by 19%, thanks to feedback from an annual survey.

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Lean and green: Recycling-friendly PET labels land a packaging award

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) is hailing The Kennedy Group for its PureVue recycling-friendly, sustainable labels for PET containers.

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Master your packaging: Advanced course teaches creation of world-class labels

A master class produced by Labelexpo Americas teaches professionals the ins and outs of designing and creating effective food labels and packaging.

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Avery Dennison: Food firms are hungry for sustainable labels

The label specialists are spreading the word on sustainable packaging to food brands, beverage makers, and other companies at Labelexpo and other events.

Exclusive: Andrew Yates, European sales manager, on UK economic volatility

Keeping it in the family – Endoline Machinery descendant talks about his grandfather’s business

The founder of Endoline Machinery, Ronald Yates, died aged 86 in February this year and his grandson, Andrew Yates, continues to work as European sales manager for the firm.

Peak packaging: TerraCycle hosts optimization course

The sustainability-minded company will host a course showing food firms, packaging producers, and other stakeholders how to craft effective, sustainable packaging.

‘Coke's Mini Can Can!’ Muhtar Kent salutes small package 'romance'

The Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent says the ‘romance of the smaller package’ is critical to building more romance around brands such as Coke in the US.

'Lunch time bites' podcast: INCPEN

INCPEN expands its Fresher for Longer campaign

INCPEN (The Industry Council for research on Packaging & the Environment) is expanding its Fresher for Longer campaign in conjunction with WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) and Kent Waste...

Tri-Star: ‘Packaging is an investment, rather than a cost’

Tri-Star Packaging has seen a rise in demand for artisan wrap packaging, deli-style papers, eco-friendly salad boxes and pots to suit the latest street food trends, such as Mexican, South...

Canada demands clearer nutrition labels

The Canadian government is proposing changes to its labels on food packaging to make the data more accessible and easily understood by consumers.

Fire strikes Bonduelle Green Giant processing and packaging plant

A processing and packaging plant (which provides frozen and canned foods under the Green Giant brand) has been hit by a fire.

Grenier seals the deal with reclosable pâté packaging

Neoplanta’s Patelina meat and fish pates pâtés have been launched in resealable, shelf-life extending cups, designed by Grenier Packaging International.

Ardagh to close Salem glass container facility; almost 300 jobs affected

Ardagh Group will close its Salem glass container facility this year, due to the ‘loss of significant business at the facility.’

100% straw packaging for supermarket shelves

Straw-based food packaging can ‘meet or beat’ plastic prices: entrepreneur

UK company ValueForm – which has created food packs made from straw – says it wants to lead a change in supermarket and food retail packaging.