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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.

'530,000 people work for Tesco...it's like selling into Luxembourg': Paul Earnshaw

‘Packaging is a Cinderella discipline’: Tesco packaging manager

Tesco packaging manager Paul Earnshaw insists the retailer is keen to banish the perception that packaging is a Cinderella discipline given its importance in the overall consumer ‘brand experience’.

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Simionato: ‘We lost touch with the market with the previous ownership’

Simionato is celebrating after achieving double sales figures since it was acquired by HayssenSandiacre, part of Barry-Wehmiller Company in 2011, its 50th anniversary last year and its first imPACKED show...

INDUSTRY VOICES: INDIAN BEVERAGE FILLING INSIGHTS

‘Technology transfer cost’ hinders aseptic filling uptake in India

An experienced engineering project manager who has completed projects for the likes of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola tells us that technology transfer costs are to blame for slow Indian uptake of...

PACKAGE POISED FOR 2015 ROLL-OUT TO EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS

Tetra Pak unleashes plant power with ‘world’s first’ 100% bio-based carton

Tetra Pak claims to have harnessed the power of plants by launching the world’s first milk carton made entirely from plant-based, renewable packaging materials.

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Schib Packaging talks openly about Hayssen acquisition

Schib Packaging exhibited at Simionato imPACKED for the first time this week following the announcement it has been bought out by Hayssen Flexible Systems.

dispatches from Empack 2014, Stockholm

It’s getting emotional: Packaging must be more than informative and attractive

Food packaging is heralding an ‘age of emotion’ with brands tapping into the trend of personalization, attendees at Empack 2014 in Stockholm heard this week.  

Simionato launches imPACKED 2014 as Hayssen Flexible Systems acquires Schib Packaging

Simionato, a HayssenSandiacre company, which develops and produces linear and multihead weighers and vertical packaging machines, opened its doors to food processors and distributors this week.

PPMA SHOW 2014, BIRMINGHAM, UK

‘Last year around 5bn PET bottles went to landfill, amazing isn’t it?’ Coca-Cola Enterprises GB

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) Great Britain warns that more consumer education is needed to reduce the number of PET bottles being sent to landfill, while the company is researching the reasons...

Ishida creates 68 new jobs

Ishida has created 68 new jobs at its UK manufacturing base, after doubling sales of its weighing and packing equipment over the past three years.

Ultimate Packaging grows digital printing options

Ultimate Packaging has installed an HP Indigo 20000 digital press to build on what it offers to current customers and expand into new markets.

PPMA SHOW 2014, BIRMINGHAM, UK: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR!

M&S urges food and beverage brands to embrace ‘adaptable machinery’

The head of food packaging innovation at UK retailer Marks & Spencer has urged companies to invest in smaller, more adaptable machines to keep up with the pace of packaging...

South Africa furnace opening part of much bigger picture: Nampak

Packaging company Nampak has opened an additional glass furnace at its manufacturing plant in Roodekop, South Africa, while eyeing up growth across the rest of the continent as well.

‘Leave your cap on!’ Initiatives boost aluminium closure recycling rate to 45%

The average aluminium closure recycling rate in Europe has hit 45% thanks to improved collection and recycling, according to the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). 

UPM Raflatac cheers up cans as it targets craft beverages

UPM Raflatac says the launch of its craft beverage label stocks will help producers communicate an artisan image on cans.

US tainted packaging incident saw recall of 28m boxes of cereal

Canadian wax supplier denied early exit from Kellogg v. Flexible Packaging Corp. court case

A US federal court has denied The International Group’s (IGI’s) motion for summary judgment in a case alleging the wax maker and FPC (Flexible Packaging Corp.) provided Kellogg with non-merchantable...

FRENCH FIRM WILL LAUNCH 'EASY-TO-OPEN' PACK SYSTEM AT EMBALLAGE

Torn, smashed, separated bottle packs? FEMAAG promises low-cost easy opening system

French company FEMAAG says a native producer of premium waters is testing its new ‘easy-to-open’ pack system for shrink wrapped bottles and other large brands are also interested.

UK's traffic light label is 'negative', says Commission

The UK’s traffic light label has incited more objections than the Nordic keyhole system because the former is more negative in its nutrition guidance, says the European Commission.

Thermo Fisher Scientific boosts checkweighing for food can lines

Thermo Fisher Scientific has unveiled a checkweigher targeting high-rate food can lines.

Coca Cola and Activia are advocates of bioplastics

Wageningen UR launches Biobased Packaging catalogue

The first edition of a Biobased Packaging catalogue, compiled by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research has been launched by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs to the NVC Netherlands...

LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR, PPMA, BIRMINGHAM, OCTOBER 2014

‘Robotic interest rockets but UK still trails rest of Europe’: Pacepacker

Pacepacker Services CEO Dennis Allison says food industry interest in robots has rocketed in the UK this year but warns that the nation lags well behind countries like Germany in...

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King Oscar relaunches seafood can produced by Ardagh Group

Norwegian seafood firm, King Oscar, has relaunched its mackerel can, with an Easy Peel opening produced by Ardagh Group.

Australia

Pipis on the MAP thanks to Asia’s demand for cockles

Innovations in packaging have allowed a newly formed Australian seafood company to expand their business to national and international markets.

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Fire breaks out at Silgan White Cap factory

A fire broke out at Silgan White Cap factory in Valmont Industrial Park, Pennsylvania, US, yesterday.

The sky’s the limit as Iggesund Paperboard wins airline deal

Iggesund Paperboard has won a partnership with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to supply its passengers with its folding box board Incada.

Packing nutritional punch: Weetabix calls out low salt, fat and sugar front-of-pack

Weetabix has redesigned its pack to draw attention to the cereal's nutritional value in a crowded marketplace, its senior brand manager says.