Light-weight, smaller bakery and snack packages are more affordable and convenient for consumers, says Euromonitor International.
A draft standard on packaging openability is allowing brand-owners and retailers, including Marks & Spencer (M&S), to compare and improve pack designs for less dextrous people.
Budelpack Poortvliet is installing a Bosch vertical form-fill-seal machine (vffs) to package loose items such as chocolates, confectionery, nuts and snacks, to start operations in January 2015.
Using data exchange technology like near field communication (NFC) to link bread staling information with color-changing labels is a promising future concept, says Canadean.
Brand owners in Southeast Asia who have sought locally based testing services for their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) preforms and bottles will soon get their wish, thanks to an international partnership.
Snack and cereal makers have stepped into smart packaging territory with stand-out, portable pouch formats but they can still stretch further, says a packaging expert.
Bruni Glass has revealed it plans to produce its stackable bottle in 'antique green' in the future.
Elopak has launched a beverage carton with certified renewable polyethylene (PE), claiming to have beaten Tetra Pak by being the first company to offer the coating to the European market.
Bemis Company’s latest report to investors indicates an upbeat outlook and a plan for growth, but market analysts are projecting tough times for the packaging supplier and giving its stock...
Bread needs a shake up because packaging is fixated on protection and cost, meaning opportunities to spark increased consumer engagement are lost, says a packaging expert.
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Bury (formerly Chadwicks Lids) has partnered with The Lake District Dairy Co. to produce polyester lids for its Quark stir-in sauces.
A conference slated for March 2015 will give packaging professionals involved in R&D, quality assurance, package testing, or selecting barrier materials access to global experts in permeation measurement testing.
The European market for flexible packaging is expected to reach a market volume of approximately 19.2 million tonnes in 2021, according to Ceresana international market institute.
BANUS has been given a €1m grant over a 24-month period to develop multilayer structures for food packaging using functional barrier layers regardless of the quality of the recycled material.
A €1.2m ($1.5m) EU research project, BioActiveLayer, is developing a flexible packaging material for dried foods: citing the need for a pouch that is both biodegradable and meets demanding shelf life...
RPC Bebo UK has supplied the plastic pots for Simpson’s of Manchester’s Christmas Puddings, sold across Spar supermarkets.
Findings that drinking or eating from cans lined with Bisphenol A (BPA) could raise blood pressure are “sensationalist”, according to the Center for Accountability in Science (CAS).
The explosive shift towards co-manufacturing in bakery and snacks presents challenges for equipment suppliers because of a greater need for interchangeable lines, says Kliklok-Woodman (KW).
Ball Packaging says it is halfway through a program to reduce the carbon footprint of its most popular beverage cans by 25% by 2020.
Packaging manufacturer FILMtech is poised for growth now that it has installed its fourth metallizing machine and completed an 18,000-sq-ft warehouse and shipping center.
Tetra Pak has introduced a 500ml version of its Tetra Brik Aseptic Edge carton it designed to meet the needs of smaller households.
CCL Decorative Sleeves has partnered with Beefeater Gin to supply limited edition sleeves on its bottles to capture the essence of London.
‘When temperatures drop, soup sales heat up. But in recent years, consumer attitudes toward the category have been chillier than winter in Alaska, and declining sales of this venerable and...
End of life options including biodegradability, compostability and recyclability and ensuring Europe remains competitive where two themes from the first day of the European Bioplastics conference.
To further its ambitious growth strategy, Berlin Packaging has announced it will hire 100 people to work in its existing offices in 25 US metropolitan areas by the end of 2015.