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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.

Part of brewer's 'local, sustainable' promise

Ardagh Group inks long-term bottle supply agreement with Schlafly Beer

As part of its commitment to remain local and sustainable even as its business grows, The Saint Louis Brewery has signed an exclusive, long-term bottle supply agreement with Ardagh Group.

Co-op's sole packaging operation temporarily on hold

Fire at Wisconsin cheese packaging plant breaks link in supply chain

A fire at a Portage, Wisconsin cheese processing and packaging facility is creating distribution headaches for the 2,600 members of a regional dairy cooperative.

'Strategic move' helps both firms achieve objectives

Cascades sells its Norampac boxboard business to Graphic Packaging

As part of a plan to focus on its strengths, Cascades Inc. has agreed to sell its North American boxboard manufacturing and converting assets to Graphic Packaging Holding Company for...

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The smaller, the smarter: Small-sized packs hit on convenience and price

Light-weight, smaller bakery and snack packages are more affordable and convenient for consumers, says Euromonitor International.

Benchmarking ease-of-opening

A draft standard on packaging openability is allowing brand-owners and retailers, including Marks & Spencer (M&S), to compare and improve pack designs for less dextrous people.

Budelpack expands in chocolate, confectionary and snack markets with Bosch vffs

Budelpack Poortvliet is installing a Bosch vertical form-fill-seal machine (vffs) to package loose items such as chocolates, confectionery, nuts and snacks, to start operations in January 2015.

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Nifty packaging: Could data tech be the future for bakery shelf life?

Using data exchange technology like near field communication (NFC) to link bread staling information with color-changing labels is a promising future concept, says Canadean.

Easing material evaluation for brand owners and converters

PTI-Hematek partnership expands PET bottle testing access for South Asian customers

Brand owners in Southeast Asia who have sought locally based testing services for their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) preforms and bottles will soon get their wish, thanks to an international partnership.

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Pouches and beyond: Snacks and cereals have made ‘smart’ progress

Snack and cereal makers have stepped into smart packaging territory with stand-out, portable pouch formats but they can still stretch further, says a packaging expert.

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Bruni Glass plans ‘antique green’ stackable bottle

Bruni Glass has revealed it plans to produce its stackable bottle in 'antique green' in the future.

Elopak claims to beat Tetra Pak to the punch with its sustainable carton

Elopak has launched a beverage carton with certified renewable polyethylene (PE), claiming to have beaten Tetra Pak by being the first company to offer the coating to the European market.

Flexible packaging focus

Analyst bearish on Bemis, but company forecast is sunny

Bemis Company’s latest report to investors indicates an upbeat outlook and a plan for growth, but market analysts are projecting tough times for the packaging supplier and giving its stock...

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Bread packaging is far from ‘smart’ but could be, says expert

Bread needs a shake up because packaging is fixated on protection and cost, meaning opportunities to spark increased consumer engagement are lost, says a packaging expert.

Special edition: Flexible Packaging

Lids are ‘often overlooked’ in flexible packaging

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (formerly Chadwicks Lids) has partnered with The Lake District Dairy Co. to produce polyester lids for its Quark stir-in sauces.

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Lippke/MOCON conference focuses on permeation measurement in packaging

A conference slated for March 2015 will give packaging professionals involved in R&D, quality assurance, package testing, or selecting barrier materials access to global experts in permeation measurement testing.

Special edition: Flexible Packaging

European Flexible Packaging market to rise to 19.2m tonnes by 2021

The European market for flexible packaging is expected to reach a market volume of approximately 19.2 million tonnes in 2021, according to Ceresana international market institute.

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BANUS to develop three functional barrier layers for food packaging

BANUS has been given a €1m grant over a 24-month period to develop multilayer structures for food packaging using functional barrier layers regardless of the quality of the recycled material.

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EU researchers develop biodegradable flexible packaging

A €1.2m ($1.5m) EU research project, BioActiveLayer, is developing a flexible packaging material for dried foods: citing the need for a pouch that is both biodegradable and meets demanding shelf life...

News in brief

RPC Bebo wins Christmas pudding deal

RPC Bebo UK has supplied the plastic pots for Simpson’s of Manchester’s Christmas Puddings, sold across Spar supermarkets.

BPA link to increased blood pressure ‘sensationalist’ - CAS

Findings that drinking or eating from cans lined with Bisphenol A (BPA) could raise blood pressure are “sensationalist”, according to the Center for Accountability in Science (CAS).

Pack Expo 2014

Co-manufacturing boom sparks design challenge

The explosive shift towards co-manufacturing in bakery and snacks presents challenges for equipment suppliers because of a greater need for interchangeable lines, says Kliklok-Woodman (KW).

News in brief

Ball Packaging highlights greenhouse gas cutting efforts for cans

Ball Packaging says it is halfway through a program to reduce the carbon footprint of its most popular beverage cans by 25% by 2020.

Changes position converter for growth

FILMtech boosts metallizing capacity, opens shipping/receiving center

Packaging manufacturer FILMtech is poised for growth now that it has installed its fourth metallizing machine and completed an 18,000-sq-ft warehouse and shipping center.

Tetra Pak unveils downsized 500ml carton for smaller households

Tetra Pak has introduced a 500ml version of its Tetra Brik Aseptic Edge carton it designed to meet the needs of smaller households. 

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CCL Decorative Sleeves launches limited edition sleeve with Beefeater Gin

CCL Decorative Sleeves has partnered with Beefeater Gin to supply limited edition sleeves on its bottles to capture the essence of London.

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