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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.

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Breakthrough for first commercial all-electric reciprocating blow molding machine

Velocity Equipment Solutions is realigning its business model ahead of its first commercialisation of its all-electric reciprocating blow molding technology.

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Videojet launches Ultra Grade black ribbon for confectionery & bakery flexible packaging

Videojet Technologies has launched an Ultra Grade black ribbon for its DataFlex and 6X00 thermal transfer overprinter (TTO) products used in a variety of applications including the snack, bakery, confectionery...

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Bosch Doy Zip vertical bagger for chocolate and nuts to be extended to other food applications

Bosch has partnered with Amcor to create the best material for its SVE 2520DZ Doy Zip vertical bagger, currently used for chocolate, nuts and confectionery.

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AB InBev case study: Cubanisto flavoured rum with glow-in-the dark label

AB InBev launched a rum flavoured beer last year in an eye-catching bottle with UV-light sensitive coating.

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PAC and CPEIA launch active and intelligent packaging network

PAC, Packaging Consortium and the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) have partnered to speed up development and adoption of intelligent packaging.

United Caps sees success with finger grip water bottle cap

United Caps claims to have set new standards in the F&B industry with its Wattwiller water patented flower cap, Protecscoop flip-top hinge for infant milk powder and McCormick disposable grinder....

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Smurfit Kappa changes European operations management structure

Smurfit Kappa Group has revised its management structure for its European operations led by Roberto Villaquiran, effective from October 1.

ACC: Endocrine Society statement ‘disregards state of science’

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has said the Endocrine Society’s claims of evidence tying endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) to diabetes and obesity risks ‘disregards the state of science’.

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What are the problems with packaging design today?

Packaging which you cannot open, designs which are not interactive, products that do not carry an emotional message and do not connect with the consumer, are all the problems with...

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Drink Maple and SIG Combibloc launch maple tree water drink cartons

Drink Maple has launched a natural maple tree water drink in SIG Combibloc combifitMidi 1,000ml cartons.

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Vegware launches colourful Tasting Notes collection

Award-winning eco packaging firm Vegware has launched a Tasting Notes collection for street food, marking the firm’s growth in the mainstream packaging market.

Crown to open second beverage can line in Turkey

Crown Holdings is planning to open a second beverage can line at its plant in Osmaniye, Turkey, with operations expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017.

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Face in the Crowd: ECMA Congress 2015

ECMA (European Carton Makers Association) celebrated its 55th anniversary and annual congress in Bucharest, Romania, this month September 9-12).

Is the clean-label trend fuelling food waste?

As demand for preservative-free food rises, whose fault is it if food waste increases too – industry or consumers?

EuroPack Summit 2015, Monaco, France

Why storytelling adds value to a product – people will want to buy it

When you give meaning to something, people want to pay for it and this applies to any brand or product, according to Erwin Dito, former innovation and packaging director Western...

Costs of origin labelling are marginal, says German company

Industry says origin labelling is too expensive and would reduce competitiveness but one German company is listing the origin of all its ingredients voluntarily – and the costs are marginal, it...

'Food in movement' is fresher and more appealing

Pictures of food in movement on a product's packaging make the food seem fresher and more appealing to consumers, researchers have found.

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VPK Packaging to open €6.5m production plant

VPK Packaging is investing €6.5m in a corrugated cardboard production and distribution site at Courcelles, Belgium, creating 30 jobs.

Italy’s labelling bill slammed as backdoor protectionism

An Italian bill will require companies to say where a product was produced and packaged, meaning greater transparency for consumers, says government - but industry has slammed it as backdoor...

ECMA Congress 2015, Bucharest, Romania

Revealed: F&B winners from the Pro Carton ECMA Awards 2015

From a wedge of cheese sold in a carton pack, to Swiss chocolate for special occasions, this year’s Pro Carton ECMA Awards focused on the sustainability of cartonboard as a...

Corbion and Perstorp target hot melt adhesive applications

Perstorp and Corbion have developed a lactide caprolactone copolymer for hot melt adhesive applications.

Sonoco launches first of its kind DivvyPack combining a thermoformed pack with sliding lid

Sonoco Alloyd, part of Sonoco Display and Packaging, has created DivvyPack that dispenses products and acts as a storage pack. 

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Smurfit Kappa and Vitop make a splash in water market

Smurfit Kappa and Vitop will debut its Bag-in-Box packaging and fitments for water for the first time, at Watercoolers Europe 2015.

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Tri-Star Packaging launches Oval Eco Street Bowl

Tri-Star Packaging has developed an eco-friendly oval bowl for hot and cold food that’s easier to hold while eating.

Bosch to launch Pack 301 LS packaging machine for biscuits and crackers

Bosch will launch its Pack 301 LS (Length Slug) flexible packaging system for biscuits and crackers for the first time at IBA.

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