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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.

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.

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‘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...

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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.

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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.

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ITC to pitch its shelf-ready packaging to Nestlé

ITC has developed a shelf-ready packaging (SRP) for consumer goods where the pack turns into a retail shelf.

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Greenpac and Norampac Niagara Falls start shipping again after fire

Cascades has announced that operations have partially resumed at the Greenpac and Niagara Falls containerboard mills, following a fire on Saturday. 

Egg carton box award winner to expand overseas

Eggbox 10er Hofer Goldland/Freiland has created an eggbox which it believes offers better protection and can be stacked easily for transport and are filled on automatic machines.

Help the Aged: Tokyo Pack 2014 focuses on Japan’s aging population

Asia’s largest packaging show Tokyo Pack will take place on October 7-10 with one of the focus areas smaller pack sizes to cater for Japan’s single-person households and aging population....

Dairy Crest to close UK glass bottling and cream potting plants

British processor Dairy Crest plans to close two plants with the loss of approximately 260 jobs - a move it has attributed in part to the fall in demand for milk...

Thirst for success as STI Group renews Jim Beam contract

STI Group has double reason to celebrate this week as it won the beverage category of the ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014 and its entry has secured a renewed contract with Jim...

And the winner is… ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014

Shelf ready packaging for mints, a Gelato Box and Reber Advent calendars with cartonboard were some of the winners at the Procarton/ECMA Awards 2014 in Sorrento, Italy, last week.

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‘Pledge, Play & Recycle’ Coca-Cola and Tesco launch joint recycling campaign

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Tesco have joined forces in an attempt to boost recycling rates in Great Britain.

Mineral oil migration key concern at ECMA/ProCarton Conference

Mineral oil migration, the EU Commission Circular Economy and its Packaging and Packaging Waste directive were key concerns at The ECMA (European Carton Makers Association) and ProCarton Conference in Sorrento,...

Convenience is key - but what does this mean for food safety?

Convenience-driven consumers also expect higher food quality and more adventurous options, says the Cofresco Forum.

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Tetra Pak names Brian Kennell president and CEO of US and Canada

Tetra Pak has appointed company veteran Brian Kennell as president and CEO for the US and Canada.

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Clondalkin appoints new VP of sales and marketing

Clondalkin Group has announced the appointment of Roy McAdoo as vice president of sales and marketing for its flexible packaging division.

DuPont invests $100m in Texas packaging resin facilities

DuPont plans to invest $100m at two Texas facilities to support growing demand for its speciality high performance food packaging resins.

Plastic Technologies launches PET bottle energy initiative

Plastic Technologies Incorporated (PTI) is launching an initiative to help manufacturers that blow PET bottles cut energy costs. 

SICK solves problem of sensing transparent materials in packaging and bottling applications

SICK has launched a TranspaTect photoelectric distance sensor for clear material detection without the need for a reflector for transparent and semi-transparent trays and bottles in the UK.

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Coveris revamps website to aid customers and investors

Flexible packaging company Coveris has revamped its website to simplify navigation and provide customers and investors with more product information.