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Anchor rides the packaging ‘wave’

Anchor Packaging has launched a line of containers with reduced petroleum-based materials.  

dispatches from IpackIma 2015, Milan

Packed and processed: IpackIma part 2

FoodProductionDaily was on the exhibition floor of Ipack-Ima last week to find the news and opinions from the trade event in Milan.

FCM opinion prompts recommendation to reconsider migration limit for zinc

A European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) panel has recommended the EU Commission reconsider the Specific Migration Limit (SML) for zinc after evaluating a food contact material (FCM) application.

dispatches from IpackIma 2015, Milan

Packed and processed: IpackIma part 1

FoodProductionDaily took to the show floor of IPack-Ima this week to source the latest news and views from the expo in Milan.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2015

Superseedz: Start-ups must never underestimate packaging power

Start-up snack makers must invest in packaging from the get-go because it’s a powerful consumer draw, says Superseedz.

News in brief

Linx in chocolate heaven as Thorntons updates printers

Thorntons has installed five machines from Linx updating previous equipment from the firm.

Neenah shows paper packaging options

Neenah Packaging has released two swatchbooks with colours, textures, weights and custom make options for premium packaging.

News in brief

MWV and RockTenn combination dubbed WestRock

WestRock Company will be the name for a new company when the combination of MeadWestvaco (MWV) and RockTenn is completed later this year.

Ball eyes RTD tea and kids' drinks categories for in-can straw technology

Just weeks after its integrated straw solution landed in the Polish market, Ball Packaging Europe has revealed that it has a broader target audience in mind than flavored alcoholic beverages...

Kliklok wins cartoning line contract for Alpen cereal bars and Weetabix biscuits

Kliklok, which has worked with McVities, Heinz and Twinings, has won a contract with Weetabix to pack its Alpen cereal bars and Weetabix biscuits at a factory in Kettering, UK.

‘Purr-fect alliance’ as Nestlé and Google redesign iconic KitKat wrappers

Nestlé has launched the biggest redesign of its iconic KitKat wrapper since it came to market 80 years ago, replacing its logo with the words ‘YouTube Break’.

‘Anaerobic testing has no relevance to oxo-biodegradable plastic’

Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association claims MSU study on biodegradable plastics is misleading

The Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association (OPA) has claimed that tests used in a study by Michigan State University, in the US, were largely irrelevant for oxo-biodegradable plastic.

The Dieline Awards 2015 FPD top picks

Packaging in the shape of a mouth for blister packs of chewing gum, Tesco’s finest* redesign and a confectionery range of an eye-catching gang of crazy colourful characters, FoodProductionDaily picks...

Study suggests biodegradation-promoting additives for degrading PE and PET are not effective

The Food and Beverage industry has seen increasing interest in adopting biodegradable plastics to use biodegradation as a disposal route. However, most of the commercial polymers from the polyolefin and...

News in brief

Clondalkin Kirchberg develops PE foil for butter

Clondalkin Kirchberg, the Switzerland based subsidiary of Clondalkin Group, has developed an aluminum free butterfoil for the dairy sector.

India

Ficci: Banning plastics is not the solution

Banning plastic packaging is not a “viable option”, Indian businesses have warned ahead of an official meeting that will discuss a possible ban.

Smurfit Kappa launches double head filling machine for bag-in-box liquids sensible to oxygen, such as wine

Smurfit Kappa has launched an automatic bag-in-box (BIB) filling machine, as an addition to an existing range, which includes the BIB 700 Evolutive and the BIB 700 SUP machines.

Hispack Highlights 2015: ULMA Packaging; Global Closure Systems; Americk Packaging

Four global trends were highlighted at Hispack 2015, in Barcelona, last month (April 21-24); green packaging; smart packaging; convenient, ready-to-use and easily accessible packaging and personalized.

EUROPEN: ‘The EU court of Justice might have more related cases to handle’

European Commission takes Romania to court for failing to amend packaging waste legislation

The European Commission is taking Romania to the EU Court of Justice over its failure to amend revised EU legislation on packaging waste into domestic law.

Dutch dairy FrieslandCampina to roll out use of Elopak bio-based carton

Campina fresh milk and buttermilk will be available in Elopak's bio-based carton from June, FrieslandCampina has announced.

Valio continues use of 100% renewable Tetra Pak carton following trial

Finnish dairy Valio will continue use of Tetra Pak's 100% renewable carton, but not with the lactose-free milk it was trialled with.

Dispatches from Hispack 2015

Nestlé Monster Smarties and Caja Roja chocolates ‘sweet’ choice at Hispack 2015 Líderpack Awards

Nestlé Monster Smarties and Nestlé Caja Roja chocolates picked up awards in the Food Packaging category of The Liderpack Awards at Hispack 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, last week (April 21-24).

Rexam sees volume growth in Europe, with energy drinks boosting beverage cans

Beverage can manufacturer Rexam has seen strong volume growth in Europe, including Russia, it said in a trading update this morning. 

News in brief

Lucien Georgelin launches fruity dessert in transparent To-Go snack packs

French manufacturer, Lucien Georgelin has partnered with RPC Bebo Bouxwiller to launch its fruit compotes and desserts in To-Go snack packs.

Dispatches from Hispack 2015

Bosch: ‘Smaller batch sizes will lead to a generational change in the field of packaging machines’

The next generation of packaging machines are cabinet-free, adaptive, simple, efficient and ready for Connected Industry, according to Bosch.

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