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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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Innovia Films partners with Carrington Company to launch a line of teas using NatureFlex packaging

Carrington Tea has launched its organics tea line using Innovia Films NatureFlex packaging film.

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Amcor Flexibles wins Gold and Silver at FPA Achievement Awards

Amcor Flexibles has won Gold and Silver at the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) Achievement Awards in Florida, US, this month.

MULTINATIONAL CLAIMS WORLD'S FIRST 'EDIBLE WEARABLE'

Dole develops ‘wearable banana’ snack gadget for Tokyo Marathon

Dole Japan has developed a 'wearable banana' for the Tokyo Marathon that tells runners their time, tweets, heart rate, and doubles as a nutritious in-race snack.

Packaging Innovations 2015

Packaging Innovations 2015 delivered a 'Hat-trick' with three-in-one tradeshows last week with Empack and Label&Print at the NEC, Birmingham (February 25-26).

Packaging Innovations 2015

Nestlé to develop its guidance note on packaging adhesives

Nestlé is looking to develop its guidance note on packaging adhesives for suppliers this year.

Shelf-life trials for micro-perforated printed lidding films for soft fruit

TCL Packaging has launched micro-perforated printed lidding films, to replace standard hole punched films which can let in contaminants such as dirt and insects, for soft fruit and is offering...

How Coke got its curves: Coca-Cola's contour bottle celebrates 100 years

Coca-Cola has launched a global campaign featuring icons such as Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and Ray Charles, as it celebrates the 100th birthday of its bottle. 

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Silgan Containers to build a metal can manufacturing facility

Silgan Containers will build a metal can manufacturing facility in Burlington, US, in the spring, according to The Greater Burlington Partnership.

CEF panel approves EGDP in plastics with conditions

An application to use a processing aid in plastics has been backed under certain conditions according to a panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Packaging Innovations 2015

Gü Puds redesigns its packaging to overcome language barriers in new markets

Gü Puds has redesigned its packaging to expand all its product range into existing and new markets including Italy, Spain and Sweden. 

Patent-pending technology on Johnnie Walker Blue Label goes beyond QR codes

Not just any old bottle: Diageo ‘smart bottle’ thwarts counterfeiters and boosts consumer experience

Diageo and Thin Film Electronics have released a prototype Johnnie Walker Blue Label ‘smart bottle,’ which can assure consumers of authenticity, help the industry track the product, and ‘completely change...

In the EU several phthalates are considered Substances of Very High Concern under REACH

Tests show plastic packaging can affect baby boy’s genitals before birth

Certain types of chemicals called phthalates found in plastics may alter baby boys’ genitals before birth, according to a study in the Reproductive Health Journal.

PepsiCo on CSDs: How it thinks it can kick the industry’s Achilles’ heel

PepsiCo’s 2015 launches will see an increased focus on products with health benefits, while it will push smaller packages to make the most of growth in its on-the-go business. 

Red Espresso hopes to capitalise on European coffee capsule explosion – with tea

‘We're not a commodity, we're a niche!’ Red Espresso puts rooibos tea in ‘coffee’ capsules

Red Espresso is launching its rooibos tea capsules in Europe, eyeing up a continent with an ingrained coffee culture and obsession with health, convenience, and coffee pods.  

Resealable cans: Is there a gap in the market between plastic bottles and cans?

With plastic bottles under fire for environmental concerns, German company Xolution believes there is room in the market for resealable cans to find a gap between bottles and cans.  

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Innovia Group appoints CFO

Innovia has appointed Omar Shafi Khan as Group CFO, replacing David Tilston in April this year.

Sealpac to highlight innovations in ovenable packaging

Traysealing and thermoforming technology company Sealpac says it will be presenting a wide range of packaging solutions and international trends at Anuga FoodTec next month.

Arkema FCM application backed by EFSA

Arkema’s application to use a copolymer in nanoform does not pose a consumer risk according to a panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).  

Rexam to build two Indian beverage can plants

Rexam will build two beverage can plants in India, starting with an initial investment of £50m ($77m) in Sri City.  

Industry consolidation opens opportunity

Sappi NA launches Packaging Group, debuts label product

Responding to market gaps created by industry consolidation and closures, Sappi North America (NA) has leapt into the packaging market with the launch of its Packaging Group and a label...

PATENT WATCH 2015

Danone moves to patent more ‘user friendly’ two-foil yogurt pot

Danone has moved to patent a design for a two-compartment intended for semi-liquid dairy products such as yogurts that is easier to open and suited to multipack production.

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Ocean’s Halo turns to Innovia Films to package its Seaweed Chips

Ocean’s Halo has launched its Seaweed Chips in Innovia Films NatureFlex packaging. 

Challenges include low bale yield

PET supply chain must innovate to boost recycling, meet demand: NAPCOR

With demand for clean recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) outpacing supply, the plastics industry needs to innovate now to solve its challenges and improve utilization, according to a PET trade group.

Equipment innovation

24-hour candy counting: Cremer claims reduced downtime for major players

Dutch equipment supplier Cremer has introduced a servo-driven counting machine that it claims will limit downtime for top players in confectionery.

Removal of ban on Irish beef exports to US sees increase in demand for products

Packaging supplier launches ‘revolutionary’ shrink bag to protect meat with sharp bones in it

Packaging supplier, Scobie & Junor has partnered with Premium Pack, based in Vienna, Austria, to launch Premium Max shrink bag, suitable for meat processors who pack any product with sharp...