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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.

Husky helps develop first compostable water bottle

Preform production equipment provider Husky has contributed to the development of the first compostable water bottle made from NatureWorks PLA corn-based resin.

Xink launches flexographic RFID printing inks

Xink Laboratories has launched a new line of silver and carbon conductive flexographic printing inks targeted towards manufacturers of RFID-tagged smart packaging.

Arla Foods puts packaging division up for sale

Arla Foods' proposed sale of its packaging company, Danapak, reflects a growing trend within the European dairy sector of companies focussing exclusively on their core operations.

Whey-based film promises cost and environmental savings

Scientists in the US have discovered a new way of use dairy byproducts to preserve fresh foods, a discovery that could save money and lead to less packaging waste. Anthony...

Domino launches hi-tech packaging coding

Domino Printing Sciences is set to unveil its latest range of coding and marking technologies, designed to offer food and beverage packagers enhanced security.

EEB slams new EU packaging standards

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has slammed new EU packaging standards, claiming they are likely to encourage increased packaging volumes and do little to facilitate greater recycling.

EU firms sign voluntary biodegradability standard

A consortium of companies producing biodegradable and compostable polymers for packaging has committed itself to guaranteeing an efficient biodegradeability standard across the EU.

Milko repackages yoghurt products in curved cartons

Swedish dairy Milko is set to re-launch its low-fat fruit yoghurt drinks using new standard Diamond Pure-Pak Curve cartons from Elopak.

Exhibition highlights growth in biodegradable packaging

An upcoming exhibition on bioplastics and biopackaging aims to show that environmentally friendly packaging has a strong future.

CCL develops tamper-proof aluminium packaging

CCL Container has developed packaging that it claims is virtually impossible to replicate - an important consideration given concerns about food safety.

Brandy firm sees profit and potential in PET packaging

The conversion of a 116-year-old brandy brand from glass to PET bottles represents a significant breakthrough for the material.

Metro showcases RFID labelling technology

The Metro Group is currently demonstrating a number of future technologies at the EuroShop exhibition fair in Dusseldorf, Germany. Amongst the highlights will be a demonstration of Avery Dennison's RFID...

Aetna upgrades pallet stretch wrapping capabilities

Aetna UK is offering a range of upgrades to existing customers of the Robopac automatic pallet stretch wrappers.

Australia looks towards sustainable packaging

The Australian Institute of Packaging has held a forum addressing government moves to introduce stricter accountability for recycling and the impact it will have on the industry. Speakers pointed out...

Alcan to acquire food packaging plant in Poland

Aluminium packaging giant Alcan is set to acquire a Polish food packaging plant as part of the group's strategy to develop its geographic footprint in growing and competitive economies.

Future bright for high-tech label sector, says expert

The proliferation of RFID technology and the potential of new products such as electronic self-adjusting sell-by labels should create a lasting boom in the high-tech label market, argues Peter Harrop...

Fonterra develops waste-reducing recyclable labels

Fonterra has developed a label that can be recycled along with the plastic wrap that goes around pallets of goods in order to reduce the amount of waste that is...

Krones pushes packaging machinery innovation further

Krones, the world's biggest manufacturer of beverage bottling lines and packaging machinery, is set to launch a series of new packaging products at Interpack 2005.

Rexam repackages drink in resealable aluminium

Jolt, an energy drink originally marketed in 1985, is being re-launched in an innovative new aluminium beverage package from Rexam Beverage Can North America.

Alto launches bottle capping system Down Under

Alto Plastics has been working with Kapiti Fine Foods (KFF) to launch a new premium double-seal capping system to keep bottled milk even fresher and leak free.

World's largest plastic returnable packaging manufacturer formed

The Dutch company Schoeller Wavin Systems and the Swedish firm Arca Systems are forming a new group that will become the world's largest manufacturer of plastic returnable packaging for material...

Label Technology invests to beat high material costs

Pressure-sensitive labels and flexible packaging manufacturer Label Technology has installed two of Advanced Vision Technology (AVT)'s PrintVision/Jupiter automatic inspection systems to improve quality for their narrow web applications.

RPC to unveil latest plastics innovations at Interpack

RPC plans to showcase its latest innovations in rigid plastics packaging, including an alternative to the tin can for food applications, at Interpack 2005.

Nova plans Arcel resin expansion as demand soars

Nova Chemicals is to expand its Arcel mouldable foam resin manufacturing capacity to 100 million pounds per year by the end of 2006 to meet soaring demand.

New gravure press range promises high productivity

Windmöller & Hölscher has launched a new gravure press range designed to meet current demands for excellent print quality combined with high productivity.