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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.

AMERIPEN: Food waste costs US consumers $162bn annually

Food packaging can play a powerful role in preventing costly food waste around the globe, according to the sustainable packaging organization.

Fresh look: RPC packaging boosts shelf life for fruits

A fruit producer has poured its line of shelf-stable fruit products into jars combining shelf-life extension and increased shelf appeal.

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PCI Films Consulting goes live with blog

PCI Films Consulting has revamped its website to make it easier for people to navigate and has launched a company blog.

Goss packaging presses land technology honors

The company’s Sunday Vpak presses have been recognized with an InterTech Technology Award.

60-second interview: the day job

What do you do? Karen Carter, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Karen Carter of Dow Packaging and...

Older consumers worldwide seek convenience in food, says Canadean.

Convenience motivates 17.1% of food consumption among older consumers, according to a report from Canadean.

Fruitful collaboration: Snack packaging wins recognition

A single-serve fresh fruit cup has landed a design award from the National Association of Container Distributors (NACD).

Novelis invests $106m in expanding Brazil aluminum plant

The aluminum packaging company is expanding its South American facility with an additional coating line and expanded recycling facilities.

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Cardia Bioplastics to open film and bag factory in Brazil

Cardia Bioplastics, which has headquarters in Australia, is opening a $700,000 film and bag manufacturing facility in São Paulo, Brazil, next month. 

FDA, Kodak, and Sealed Air join intelligent packaging event

The AIPIA Congress will feature presentations by packaging, food, and government representatives to hammer out ways smart packaging can promote traceability, product security, sustainability, and more.

Bright spot: CTI launches light-changing packaging inks

Chromatic Technologies has launched a line of photochromic inks, suitable for food and beverage packaging, which change when exposed to sunlight.

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Danone waters brand Volvic updates packaging for 'consistent iconic look'

Danone UK brand Volvic is introducing updated packaging across its four bottled waters ranges to give a 'more consistent, iconic look'.

Intelligent design: eAgile launches RFID smart packaging

The company’s eSeal RFID packaging technology is designed to increase the security of food products, and facilitate traceability.

Milchhof Sterzing dairy upgrades Oystar tech

Packaging line stops yoghurt 'sloshing around under the lid'

Milchhof Sterzing, in Italy's South Tyrol, is modernizing its dairy equipment from Oystar and will install a glass filling line in November.

Sustainable sipping: AkzoNobel coatings used in recyclable paper cups

The packaging (suitable for retail and foodservice use) uses a coating derived from plant-based oils and recycled PET bottles.

Fresh approach: Ready meals incorporate Cryovac cook-in-bag packaging

A line of high-end ready meals for health-conscious consumers has launched in packaging that enables food to be prepared, shipped, sold, and heated in the same pouch.

US Nutrition Facts Panel: ABA concerned over fiber, added sugars and time

The American Bakers Association wants the US FDA to revise its proposed dietary fiber definition, reconsider mandatory declaration of added sugars and leave a five-year compliance window for the Nutrition...

Tall order: Aspall shortens its cider bottles to fit in

The UK cider firm has reduced the height of its cider packaging, enabling the bottles to stand tall on shelves and pub fridges.

Variable printed Ball cans put craft beer on the map

A Colorado craft beer company has put a personal touch on its cans with a number of distinct GPS coordinates for a scavenger hunt.

INDUSTRY VOICES: LAURENT JARDIN, SIDEL MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, GREATER MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Aseptic drinks technology uptake in Nigeria 'only a matter of time’: Sidel executive

Laurent Jardin from Sidel talks trends ahead of an September 9 meeting with customers in Nigeria, and tells Ben Bouckley that Africa’s largest city Lagos is a beverage ‘trendsetter’.

White wine: Avery Dennison launches bright labels

The expanded wine label line includes a 100% cotton fiber label, designed to give wine a touch of elegance and sustainability.

Signs point to smart packaging success: AIPIA

The Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association indicate the future looks bright for active and intelligent food packaging technologies.

KHS launches Innoket 360 Duo roll-fed labeler

KHS has launched a roll-fed labeling machine with two labeling stations and a capacity of up to 60,000 non-returnable PET bottles per hour.

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CCL Industries says CAD $18m deal for Bandfix will give Swiss foothold

Specialty label and packaging supplier CCL Industries has signed a binding agreement to acquire Bandfix for CAD $18m and says the purchase will give it a foothold in Switzerland.

Single-serve packaging growth fueled by rise in solo dining

More US consumers than ever are eating their meals alone; this dining habit stands to impact food processing and packaging operations.