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Resins help address packaging performance gaps - Dow

Dow Packaging has launched resins it claims can help customers address some of today’s most challenging packaging performance gaps.

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Ardagh Group and Thatchers Cider launch a range of 330ml bottles

Thatchers Cider has introduced a range of 330ml bottles produced by Ardagh Group for three of its premium ciders; Thatchers Gold, Thatchers Old Rascal, and Thatchers Red.

I.DEA PACK installs thermoformers in Italian plant

I.DEA PACK has installed its thermoforming packaging machine COBRA 660 into the plant of a packer in Southern Italy.

Aptar launches flip top closure with measuring scoop for powdered F&B products

Aptar has launched a 120mm flip top closure with integrated measuring scoop for powdered food and beverage products developed using the company’s proprietary BAP technology (Bonded Aluminum to Plastic).

DuPont Teijin Films partners with US university

DuPont Teijin Films (DTF) has partnered with a US university to allow companies to test new ways to package and prepare food.

Constantia Flexibles opens film R&D center

Constantia Flexibles has opened a center for R&D of polymer films and film laminates for flexible packaging.

Multivac sees potential for growth following hay-milk cheese success

Multivac is gearing up for an expansion of its thermoforming packaging machines following sucess of Käserebellen, in Steingaden, Germany, which manufactures hay-milk cheese.

International Mill in Kuwait redesigns its packaging for nut specialities

International Mill in Kuwait has redesigned its packaging for its nut speciality range to improve the visual appearance and quality of its packs.

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ULMA Packaging launches VTC 740 vertical packaging machine

ULMA Packaging, which makes packaging for cheese, snacks and confectionery, among others, has launched the VTC 740 vertical packaging machine, suited for harsh factory environments such as wet packing rooms.

Pack Expo 2015

Who did what at Pack Expo 2015?

Pack Expo Las Vegas had more than 2,000 exhibiting companies – here we take a look at what some of them had to offer the packaging and processing industry.

Rabobank:'Consumer trends define packaging hot spots'

Consumer trends affect the type of packaging and material used for beverage products

Five consumer trends; premiumisation, convenience, online retailing, shelf-life extension and recyclability, affect the type of packaging and material used for a product, according to Rabobank.

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Printed information on snack packaging may have to be more discreet to not interfere with box designs

‘In competitive markets, the selection of the right coding equipment can have a positive impact on a business’s efficiencies, especially as manufacturers look to minimise costs and tighten margins.

CEF clears BASF FCM safety evaluation request

A panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given the all-clear after BASF requested the safety of a food contact material (FCM).

Coveris partners with Arla and Valio on IML barrier thermoformed packages

Coveris has partnered with Arla and Valio on its In-mould labelling (IML) for thermoforming.

Avery Dennison launches self-adhesive PE labels in response to interest in bio-based materials

Avery Dennison introduces two new self-adhesive bio-based polyethylene (PE) label films as part of its focus on sustainability, claiming that economic growth, natural resource limits and increasing demand were the...

Bonds Confectionery creates bigger sharing bags for Flying Saucers

Bonds Confectionery has launched a bigger standalone pack for its Flying Saucers for sharing.

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

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RPC Superfos wins two Scanstar awards

RPC Superfos has won two Scanstar awards in the annual Nordic packaging competition, for its EasySnacking pot on-the-go and bespoke panna cotta with fruit sauce, developed for Finnish dairy producer...

Nestlé Waters to increase use of rPET by 38% for spring water brand

Nestlé Waters will increase the use of rPET by 38% for its most popular Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water bottles, ensuring it contains 50% recycled content by the end of 2016.

Catto’s targets younger audience with redesign of whisky bottle

Catto’s, part of International Beverage Holdings Ltd (IBHL), has partnered with Ardagh Group and JDO Brand & Design to relaunch its Scotch whisky bottle targeting a younger audience.

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Trader Joe's in Coconut Cranberry Granola recall after packaging error

New England Natural Bakers of Greenfield, Massachusetts, US, has allegedly issued a voluntary recall for Trader Joe's Coconut Cranberry Granola because Pecan Praline Granola containing milk, wheat and pecans was...

Ishida Europe Open House event for snacks

Ishida sees demand for applying promotional messages to packs for crisps, salt sticks and extruded snacks

Ishida will showcase its twin-delta robot case packer with cookbook functionality, Banner Device for promotional messages and Pot Inserter to place an accompanying dip or sauce directly into a bag,...

Technology to produce lightweight dairy, juice & water containers

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...

DZ Vertical Form Fill and Seal Machine

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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