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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.

Sidel: ‘To lightweight or not to lightweight’

Lightweighting bottles are not always the best option when it comes to manufacturing packaging for different countries according to Sidel.

Containers may give glass jars a run for their money

Amcor rolls out PET containers that take metal lug closures

Amcor Rigid Plastics aims to make the “PET or glass?” question moot with its introduction of a 24oz hot-fill polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container that accepts metal lug closures.

Shaking up the US juice aisle: Can creative flavours and Tetra Pak cartons rejuvenate a ‘stagnant’ shelf?

US supplier LiDestri Food and Beverage is setting its sights on juice, using healthier products and Tetra Pak cartons to shake up the sector. 

Special Edition: Track & Trace

Honeywell technologies track food products from grower to grocer

In post-Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) America, traceability has become a huge issue throughout the food supply chain. Honeywell is leveraging its scanning and mobility technologies to help food companies...

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Jindal claims first OPP sealant film for stand-up pouches

Jindal Films has claimed it has introduced the first biaxially orientated polypropylene (OPP)-based sealant film for stand-up pouches.

Packaging analysis boosted with FTIR upgrades

Agilent Technologies has enhanced some of its Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR) microscopes claiming it will allow customers to analyze samples that were never before possible.

Pack Expo 2014 post-show round up

Start-up boom sparks budget packaging demand

The flurry of start-up companies in baking and bars has sparked business demand for entry-level packaging machines, says the marketing head of PAC Machinery Group.

Pack Expo 2014 post show round up

Resealable candy moves on from Eighties: Enter child resistant and sensory cue packs

Presto Products Company says consumers are demanding more from closure features and claims confectionery firms can leverage child resistant resealing technology and zippers giving auditory affirmation that a product is...

Pack Expo 2014 post-show round up

3M, Karlville partner to simplify multipack production

3M has introduced a system that allows manufacturers of food products and other consumer packaged goods to create product multipacks without using shrink wrap or manual pack outs.

China

Blaze at Chinese packaging plant kills at least 18

Eighteen people died in a fire at a vegetable packager in east China's Shandong province, local authorities have reported.

News in brief

Metal Packaging Europe launches recycling mark

Metal Packaging Europe (MPE) has launched a recycling mark to communicate the value of the practice to consumers.

Pack Expo 2014 post show round up

DuPont and collaborators highlight packaging technology trends

DuPont brought together executives from the Mintel Group, Macro Engineering & Technology, Brampton Engineering, Avure Technologies, and Kortec in a seminar at Pack Expo on packaging technology trends.

Patent Watch

General Mills files patent for cost-efficient flexible dough pack

General Mills has developed a flexible package for chemically-leavened refrigerated dough that it claims is considerably cheaper than market options and ensures better baking quality.

BRAU BEVIALE 2014: IN CONVERSATION WITH...REXAM

Rexam targets dairy drinks with cans after MIO success

Rexam tells BeverageDaily.com it is pursuing business in the dairy drinks segment and says one notable success to date was lemonade flavored milkshake MIO in Russia.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 special edition

Sidel partners with Sayeed International in Pakistan

Sidel announced it has signed a partnership with Sayeed International, an industrial packaging company in Pakistan, at Gulfood Mannufacturing 2014, in Dubai.

News in brief

Zacpac opens $22m plant near Australian Gold Coast

Australian packaging company Zacpac has opened a $25m AUD ($22m USD) manufacturing facility in Stapylton, Queensland.

KHS CEO reveals first digital direct PET printing machine beverage sale

KHS CEO Matthias Niemeyer says the company’s digital direct printing system is ideal for technology driven co-packers as the company predicts the first PET beverage bottles made using its technology...

BRAU BEVIALE 2014: PACKAGING INNOVATION FOCUS

Whistle-stop stand tour: Crown BevCan Europe & Middle East

With Day Two of Brau Beviale in full swing, we worked in a whistlestop tour of the Crown BevCan Europe & Middle East stand, exploring the company’s Smartcan and Instant...

Dispatches: Pack Expo 2014

Too fast and furious? Ditch speed for efficiency, says CT USA

Snack manufacturers should run slower packaging speeds for improved efficiency, durability and product protection, says the sales director of CT USA.

Dispatches: Pack Expo 2014

How will Nutrition Facts panel changes hit snacks?

Snack makers and suppliers will be under pressure to make fast changes across all packs once the FDA finalizes its ruling on the nutrition facts panel, but can suppliers keep...

Green Sheep Water sets itself apart from the herd with aluminum bottles

Start-up Green Sheep Water hopes that using aluminum bottles to package its recently launched water will reduce the nearly 990 plastic bottles that Americans use every second that end up...

Live from Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

Tetra Pak: Asia, Africa & Latin America will consume ever increasing share of liquid dairy products

Asia, Africa and Latin America will consume an ever increasing share of liquid dairy products, according to Tetra Pak.

Graphic Packaging: Soft drinks brands can cut glass breakage with Tite-Pak

In late 2013 US beer brand Yuengling started shipping bottles in Tite-Pak, a solid fiber carton designed to reduce glass breakage, and Graphic Packaging says soft drinks brands could also benefit.

PACK EXPO 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

‘Pouch slouch’, premium appeal and poor quality glass: PMMI 2014 Beverage Packaging report

In this exclusive video shot at Pack Expo in Chicago we canter through PMMI’s 2014 Beverage Packaging Market Assessment – exploring slow growth for pouches, concerns about glass supply quality...

Pack Expo 2014: Live from the Show Floor

Packaging R&D: Dow's Pack Studios unites chemistry, physics, sensory science and psychology to optimize package development

In this exclusive video shot at Pack Expo in Chicago, we talk about Dow’s Pack Studios laboratory integrates chemistry and engineering with user experience considerations to optimize package development for...