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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.

Inaugural East Afripack opens in Nairobi

East Afripack, the first ever gathering of the processing, packaging and converting industries in the East Africa Region, will open in Nairobi, Kenya today.

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Trojan Litho joins Paperboard Packaging Council

Washington firm Trojan Litho has joined the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC).

Owner wants to emulate success of wine bottle with coffee packaging

Grower’s Cup relaunches disposable coffee brewed in a stand-up pouch

An entrepreneur has won a major supermarket deal after relaunching what he claims is the World’s first disposable stand-up pouch for brewing coffee and tea, introducing a transparent window onto...

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GE Intelligent Platforms sponsors Food Safety Summit at Pack Expo

Industrial software providers GE Intelligent Platforms (GE) will sponsor this year’s Food Safety Summit Resource Center at Pack Expo in Chicago.

Growth in global cooking bag market prompts Sirane investment

Sirane says significant global growth in cooking bags means it will install extra machines in the UK and Turkey, while it is expanding in the US.

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NiceLabel appoints new EMEA VP and general manager

Barcode and RFID labelling specialist NiceLabel has appointed Greg Tanner as VP and general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

PMMI inducts six members into Packaging Hall of Fame

The president of The Packaging Association, a scientist who pioneered the PP/EVOH container and the inventor of the Cheer Pack stand-up pouch are just some of the latest recruits inducted...

'Aluminum-based plastic laminates are important to the business'

Nestle partners Coke and Tesco for flexible packaging R&D

Nestle UK & Ireland is partnering Coca-Cola Enterprises, Tesco and others to pursue a government funded R&D project on flexible packaging material collection that includes coffee refill pouches.

Repackaging costs? Remember the cost of lost consumer confidence, says BEUC meat origin campaign

Industry should put less emphasis on the cost of relabelling and remember the cost of plummetting consumer confidence, according to a European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) campaign to extend mandatory meat...

RIVM reveals BPA overview ahead of evaluation

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has published the first part of a report into bisphenol A (BPA).

Firm will launch Certiwrap Elite at PPMA Show 2014

Kliklok International wins repeat business with frozen food manufacturer

Kliklok International has won repeat business with frozen food manufacturer Jütro Tiefkünlkost to install a second Certiwrap C150 machine, 10 years after installing the first one in Jessen, Germany. ...

PMMI: North American beverage packaging industry to hit $26.3bn in 2015

Crafty cans: energy drinks and microbrew beers make up for soft drink decline

Taller, thinner containers; distinctive textures (such as rough sandpaper or grooved edges); and shrink sleeves are becoming more popular in the North American beverage packaging industry, according to PMMI, an...

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Worker dies at International Paper US plant

A 58-year-old worker has died at one of International Paper's US plants.

Flexible plastic packaging for chilled processed food is on the rise in Turkey

Ready meal trays are still not available in Turkey after an unsuccessful launch in the mid-1990s but flexible plastic packaging for chilled processed food is on the rise.

Smurfit Kappa launches online shopping eye-tracking tool

Smurfit Kappa has partnered with EyeSee, a technology company, to launch an eye-tracking tool which helps food manufactures look at the impact of their disruptive shelf-ready packaging, which is designed...


Crown says $1.22bn Heineken packaging buy will boost Mexico presence

Heineken plans to sell Crown Holdings its Mexican packaging business Empaque for $1.225bn to boost its balance sheet and focus its efforts on brewing and selling beer.

The Real Yorkshire Pudding Company hires a Vulcan

Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE) has installed a Vulcan print and apply labeller at the Real Yorkshire Pudding Company.

Edible food packaging, funny designs and unexpected materials

Tetra Pak: 5 Global Emerging Trends

Tetra Pak analysts Anna Larsson, Bettina Scatamachia and Kristina de Verdier look at five global emerging trends – and what this means for food packaging. 

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Robert Mann Packaging makes the 'A' grade

Robert Mann Packaging has received its second consecutive ‘A’ grade from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards for Packaging and Packaging Material. 

Expands stand-up pouch production with $1m Totani machine

Prolamina: ‘More CPG companies are moving away from rigid containers’

Prolamina has expanded its stand-up pouch production with a $1m custom-made Totani BH80 machine as it claims more CPG companies are moving away from rigid containers.

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Funley’s Delicious launches on-the-go packaging

Funley’s Delicious health snacks is re-launching its Wholly Granolly and Super Crackers to appeal to on-the-go consumers in September.

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Entries are open for Alufoil’s Trophy 2015 competition

Entries are open for the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) Alufoil Trophy.

Sales up by 5.6% to €848.4m and EBITDA up by 9% to €123.5m

Constantia Flexibles: ‘In the long term Russia will be an attractive market for flexible packaging’

Constantia Flexibles has released its first half results for 2014 but admits the market is still highly fragmented.

Ahead of the Pack: Our pick of the top 10 Pro Carton Award finalists

The finalists are in for the Pro Carton ECMA Award 2014 and the Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2014 with the winners announced at a gala ceremony in Sorrento, Italy, on September 18.

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Constellation Brands expands Corona Extra recall: glass particle risk

Constellation Brands Beer Division has expanded the list of production codes in a voluntary recall of Corona Extra , which was originally issued on August 15 because some bottles may contain...