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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.

HDPE-reinforced Tetra Pak carton bottle suitable for enriched milks

Tetra Pak has adapted its Tetra Evero Aseptic carton bottle to make it suitable for milk products with oxygen-sensitive enrichments.

Orkla and LiquiGlide sign exclusive licensing agreement for its slippery coating for packaging

Orkla has signed a licensing agreement with LiquiGlide  to use its slippery coating for mayonnaise products in the Nordics, Germany, Benelux and the Baltics.

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Quantrelle Packaging Solutions to double its facilities

Quantrelle Packaging Solutions is doubling the size of its facilities from 46,000 sq ft to 65,000 sq ft in London, to increase capacity in its clam packing, shrink wrapping, sleeve...

Colimatic targets film waste reduction

Colimatic has claimed its vacuum flowpack machine can cut down on film waste.

Norden: No regulation for metals & alloys in FCMs apart from Regulation (EU) No 1935/2004

Metals and alloys in food contact materials have no ‘detailed regulation’

The Nordic Council of Ministers (Norden) has published a guidance document on metals and alloys used in food contact materials (FCMs). 

SkinnyPack salsa and Peel-and-Reseal pack for cheese recognised in 2015 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

In partnership with IPL, Ana’s Foods has replaced its rigid salsa containers with the SkinnyPack, a flexible-rigid container that combines thin, flexible film with a strong, rigid frame.

Heinz left red-faced after QR code on ketchup bottle links to porn site

Heinz has apologised to a consumer in Germany after he scanned a QR code on a ketchup bottle and it took him to a porn website.

Innovation and communication 'revitalise the relevance of milk': Tetra Pak

Dairies around the world must innovate and communicate to "revitalise the relevance of milk" among consumers, says Tetra Pak. 

‘Despite the fact nearly all of our packaging is recyclable, it is often not recycled’

CCE will have all cardboard and corrugated packaging FSC certified by the end of 2015

‘Despite the fact nearly all of our packaging is recyclable, it is often not recycled’, says Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) in its 10th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report.

Sustainable Foods Summit, Amsterdam

‘Most companies don’t tell the real lifecycle story - they are not completely green’

Designing a sustainable package is a chain activity. Many companies claim to be ‘green’ but they are just working on a green image, according to Professor Roland Ten Klooster, chair,...

From an easy crush PET bottle to a soft serve ice cream pouch: FPD WorldStar Awards 2015 Top Picks

This year’s WorldStar Awards saw 148 winners from 33 countries with celebrations taking place at IPACK-IMA in Milan.

Flex Essentials launches add-on control to test the sealing integrity on packages

‘Reduce the ‘scrap rate’ of packages to champion reduction in waste’

One way to help in the reduction of waste is to reduce the ‘scrap rate’ of packages, says Flex Essentials as it launches control packages to the FlexPak Package Leak...

Stora Enso to open Innovation Centre in Helsinki this year

Stora Enso and NXP to integrate RFID into packages

Stora Enso and NXP Semiconductors have partnered to make intelligent packaging and Stora Enso will open an Innovation Centre in Helsinki later this year.

Sutherland Packaging claims to have developed ‘direct print milestone’ for POP corrugated units

Sutherland Packaging has developed direct print technology for both large and small-scale corrugated units, which removes the need for a lithographic label to be applied over corrugated substrates.

Sustainable Foods Summit: ‘Being responsible can be a competitive advantage’

Denmark private label marketing strategy pays off as it moves into baby products

Coop Denmark is celebrating the success of its private label organic brand, Anglamark, but says if it expects to stay in the market it demands investment, brand protection and innovation,...

Inaugural Sleeve Label Awards 2015

Eye-popping designs as Smirnoff, Gatorade & Minute Maid win prizes for their bottle packaging

Smirnoff, Gatorade and Minute Maid have been recognised in the inaugural AWA Alexander Watson Associates Sleeve Label Awards at the International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Coca-Cola creates PET bottle made entirely from plants – but when will we see it on shelves?

The Coca-Cola Company has unveiled a PET bottle made completely from plant materials, but says there is still some work to do before it reaches a commercial scale. 

RMGroup wins funding for £1.5m expansion

RMGroup, automated robotic packaging machinery and process systems has received £300,000 funding from the Welsh Government as it invests £1.5m in a facility in Wales, UK.

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Sirane launches Oven/BBQ Smoking Bags

Sirane has added Oven/BBQ Smoking Bags to its Thinking-Cooking range.

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Sigma Packaging expansion leads to rebranding

Sigma Packaging has expanded its product and service offerings beyond packaging machinery to include processing and support equipment and will rename the company SIGMA Equipment, effective August 1, 2015.

UPDATED: ConAgra, Nestlé and GMA respond

BPA substitutes in canned food ‘not clear’ - EWG

Many companies that have stopped using bisphenol A (BPA) in canned food did not reveal what they are using instead, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Growing awareness of the importance of quality in luxury packaging

To emboss or not to emboss: Firm creates hologram foil with two to three images and a bubble die with 3D mirror effect when printed with foil

There is a growing awareness of the importance of quality when it comes to luxury packages and foiling, embossing or a combination of both can make a product more appealing...

First commercial success using Propafilm RCU

Innovia Films’ wins Oh là là chocolate deal for BOPP film with mineral oil barrier

Innovia Films has won its first commercial deal for its Propafilm RCU with German chocolate manufacturer, Halloren Schokoladenfabrik.

O. Kleiner: PacXpert as replacement for rigid packaging

PacXpert from Dow Packaging enables the transition from larger traditional rigid containers to flexible packaging with potential cost-cutting benefits, according to a licensee of the technology.

Reveals first unit sold to a EU processor to produce PET sealed containers

GN sees opportunity in form/cut/stack thermoforming market

GN Thermoforming Equipment has entered the form/cut/stack thermoforming market and revealed it has sold its first unit to a European processor for production of PET sealed containers.

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