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Wanted: nanotech packaging and widget

A drinks company has put out a call for a nanotechnology company to help it create functional packaging and a new gas release "widget" using the technology.

Ready-to-serve in tamper proof plastic

A new range of ready-to-serve plastic packaging comes with a tamper-evident closure aimed at foods for the growing convenience market.

Biodegradable bag quadruples mushroom's shelf life

Biodegradable packaging material made up of paper impregnated with wheat gluten boosts the shelf life of cultivated mushrooms, according to research conducted by scientists in Montpellier, France.

Reclosable device used for film packaging

UK supermarket retailer Tesco has become the first to company to use Amcor Flexibles' reclosable package for fresh produce.

Shrink wrap machine speeds up line, manufacturer claims

A new shrink wrap machine designed for frozen fish and other products can process up to 120 packs a minute in small spaces, its manufacturer claims.

Processors demand more from packaging suppliers

UK processors are demanding more innovation from their packaging suppliers to support the launch of new products for expanded markets, according to a survey.

Revised labelling required for poultry products

By next month food companies will be required to have more explicit instructions that uncooked, breaded or boneless poultry products need to be cooked.

Companies offer cup filling and packing service for convenience market

Two companies have teamed up to provide a cup filling and packing service for processors looking to quickly cash in on the public's growing appetite for convenience foods.

Electronic switch bypasses Tetra Pak patent

Tetra Pak's own packaging machines could soon be used against it, after rival group Alternapak claimed it had found a way to run its own packaging reels on Tetra Pak...

Pot filler speeds up changeover time, claims manufacturer

A high speed filling, pot sealing and over capping machine allows processors to make quick changeovers to different food products, its UK manufacturer claims.

New labelling guidance taps growing vegetarian demand

New UK guidance on food labelling for vegans and vegetarians builds on growing consumer demand for non-meat ingredients.

GCS launches brand identity

Global Closure Systems (GCS), one of the largest closure system suppliers to in the world, has unveiled its new brand identity.

Coca Cola switches to high speed filling machines in US

Coca Cola will replace and update several of its filling lines at US-based plants with Tetra Pak's new high speed machines.

Aseptic bottle combines advantages of carton and plastic

COLOGNE, Germany: Tetra Pak yesterday launched what it claims is the world's first aseptic carton bottle, a container with a plastic transparent top.

Carton allows sterilisation of chunky products after packaging

COLOGNE, Germany: A new carton for chunky products allows foods to be sterilised in an autoclave, thus extending shelf life.

Forum seeks to tap Indian labelling potential

Self-adhesive label trade association FINAT is to create a forum between European and Indian labelling industries in order to give companies in both regions a better chance of doing business...

Aseptic cold filling seen as next wave in processing

COLOGNE, Germany: Aseptic cold filling is being promoted here at a four-day conference on food technology as another solution to meeting the demand for minimally processed foods and drinks.

Innovia targets confectionery with green packaging

A metallised biodegradable film targeting the confectionery business has been launched by Innovia Films.

Proposals made to amend weighing standards for meat, poultry

The federal government's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to amend weighing standards for meat and poultry products.

Food processor hunts for new cooked pasta packing process

A food company is on the hunt for experts to develop equipment that can package cooked pasta more efficiently, according to an anonymous proposal put forward by a consultancy.

Treofan and NatureWorks link up to market biodegradable film

German-based Treofan has entered into a new agreement with US-based NatureWorks to market its biodegradable film to food packagers.

Wrinkle-free film launched in European market

A wrinkle-free pack film for confectionary products has been launched into the European market.

Printer designed for coding dairy products

A printer has been launched on the market specifically designed for coding dairy products.

New paper label grade designed for high speed breweries

A new paper grade for self-adhesive labels used by breweries has been developed for high-speed production.

Packaging trays created out of metal-detectable plastic

A range of trays and depanning suction cups are the latest products to be made out of metal-detectable plastic produced for the food industry by a UK company.

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