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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.

PPMA SHOW 2014, BIRMINGHAM, UK: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR!

M&S urges food and beverage brands to embrace ‘adaptable machinery’

The head of food packaging innovation at UK retailer Marks & Spencer has urged companies to invest in smaller, more adaptable machines to keep up with the pace of packaging...

South Africa furnace opening part of much bigger picture: Nampak

Packaging company Nampak has opened an additional glass furnace at its manufacturing plant in Roodekop, South Africa, while eyeing up growth across the rest of the continent as well.

‘Leave your cap on!’ Initiatives boost aluminium closure recycling rate to 45%

The average aluminium closure recycling rate in Europe has hit 45% thanks to improved collection and recycling, according to the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). 

UPM Raflatac cheers up cans as it targets craft beverages

UPM Raflatac says the launch of its craft beverage label stocks will help producers communicate an artisan image on cans.

US tainted packaging incident saw recall of 28m boxes of cereal

Canadian wax supplier denied early exit from Kellogg v. Flexible Packaging Corp. court case

A US federal court has denied The International Group’s (IGI’s) motion for summary judgment in a case alleging the wax maker and FPC (Flexible Packaging Corp.) provided Kellogg with non-merchantable...

FRENCH FIRM WILL LAUNCH 'EASY-TO-OPEN' PACK SYSTEM AT EMBALLAGE

Torn, smashed, separated bottle packs? FEMAAG promises low-cost easy opening system

French company FEMAAG says a native producer of premium waters is testing its new ‘easy-to-open’ pack system for shrink wrapped bottles and other large brands are also interested.

UK's traffic light label is 'negative', says Commission

The UK’s traffic light label has incited more objections than the Nordic keyhole system because the former is more negative in its nutrition guidance, says the European Commission.

Thermo Fisher Scientific boosts checkweighing for food can lines

Thermo Fisher Scientific has unveiled a checkweigher targeting high-rate food can lines.

Coca Cola and Activia are advocates of bioplastics

Wageningen UR launches Biobased Packaging catalogue

The first edition of a Biobased Packaging catalogue, compiled by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research has been launched by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs to the NVC Netherlands...

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‘Robotic interest rockets but UK still trails rest of Europe’: Pacepacker

Pacepacker Services CEO Dennis Allison says food industry interest in robots has rocketed in the UK this year but warns that the nation lags well behind countries like Germany in...

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King Oscar relaunches seafood can produced by Ardagh Group

Norwegian seafood firm, King Oscar, has relaunched its mackerel can, with an Easy Peel opening produced by Ardagh Group.

Australia

Pipis on the MAP thanks to Asia’s demand for cockles

Innovations in packaging have allowed a newly formed Australian seafood company to expand their business to national and international markets.

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Fire breaks out at Silgan White Cap factory

A fire broke out at Silgan White Cap factory in Valmont Industrial Park, Pennsylvania, US, yesterday.

The sky’s the limit as Iggesund Paperboard wins airline deal

Iggesund Paperboard has won a partnership with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to supply its passengers with its folding box board Incada.

Packing nutritional punch: Weetabix calls out low salt, fat and sugar front-of-pack

Weetabix has redesigned its pack to draw attention to the cereal's nutritional value in a crowded marketplace, its senior brand manager says. 

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Diet Coke bottles go tartan for Scotland

The Ardagh Group has produced a limited edition Diet Coke bottle to commemorate Homecoming Scotland 2014.

EuroPack Summit 2014

The Coca-Cola Company, Carlsberg Group and Henkel close EuroPack 10th anniversary

The Coca-Cola Company, Carlsberg Group and Henkel were some of the companies who attended this year’s EuroPack Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, this month.

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Garden Cut launches ‘easier to identify’ branding and label design

Garden Cut, part of Indianapolis Fruit Company, has launched a branding and label design for its pre-cut and ready-to-use products in retail stores. 

Forget ‘Horsegate’ – How to avoid ‘Packaging Gate’

The ‘Horsegate’ scandal in 2013, where horsemeat was found in prepared frozen meat products and ready meals allegedly containing beef, was not a food safety but a food integrity issue...

Bacardi bottles lose weight and keep in shape

Reducing bottle weight requires minimal investment but gives significant returns – without sacrificing iconic designs, according to Bacardi.   

ACTEGA eyes up PVC-free demands from Asia

Asian awareness of PVC-free packaging is growing, according to ACTEGA DS, a company which produces coatings and sealants for the industry. 

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Social media fans help James White Drinks refresh label design

Premium fruit and vegetable juice manufacturer, James White Drinks, has used social media to choose the redesigned label for its Classics English apple juice range.

Special edition: active and intelligent packaging

‘We want more self-destructive and edible packaging!’ Tomorrow Machine

Packaging which expands into a bowl and opens in the oven are just two inventions created by Swedish design duo Tomorrow Machine, who took time out to discuss their work...

Special edition: active and intelligent packaging

CCL Decorative Sleeves design glow-in-the-dark packaging for Whitewater

CCL Decorative Sleeves (CCL) has created glow-in-the-dark bottle sleeves for British water brand Whitewater.

Special edition: active and intelligent packaging

Tyler Packaging says augmented reality design app will save customers cash

Flexible packaging supplier Tyler has launched an augmented reality (AR) technology app it says will lower design costs for customers.