Packing machinery sales in the US are forecast to increase by seven per cent this year to an estimated $5.91 billion (€4.7 billion), with the upturn in the economy and...
A former UK manufacturing company has found another use for its radio frequency technology - sealing plastic tray packages of perishable food for supermarkets, retailers and grocers.
Alcan has acquired the assets of Parkside's flexible food packaging plant in Zlotow, Poland in order to increase its presence in a growing and competitive economy.
A new recycling plant in Brazil is the first in the world that can separate the aluminium and plastic components used in packaging cartons, according to Alcoa, a joint partner...
Milliken Chemical has installed a Sidel, Series 2, SBO4 machine at its R&D centre in support of its research into injection stretch blow moulded clarified polypropylene (ISBM cPP).
Japanese packaging machinery firm Shibuya Kogyo is close to finalising its acquisition of Hoppmann, a move that will expand the firm's presence within the lucrative US market.
A UK research institute believes it has identified safe and effective antimicrobial nanoparticles for food packaging, a discovery that could revolutionise how food is packaged in the future.
A range of additives that allow extruders to improve melt strength, increase throughput and reduce costs when processing polyester resins has received FDA sanction for food-contact packaging applications.
Recent technical developments in resin formulation and the design of pre-forms has allowed the beverage industry to use clarified PP in the same way as PET.
Analysts have suggested that it is just a matter of time before energy prices increase further, bringing more bad news to plastic packaging manufacturers who are finding it increasingly difficult...
Tetra Pak has launched a range of direct injection moulded closures for gable-top cartons that it believes taps into current consumer concerns for safety, convenience and style.
Cheese capable of surviving in vacuum packs for long enough to feed cosmonauts in space has been developed by the Russian Ostankino Dairy and may offer opportunities to improve shelf-life...
Demand for meat, poultry and seafood packaging is projected to increase four per cent annually to $6.9 billion in 2009, according to a new report.
US private equity investment firm Behrman Capital, has acquired Selig Sealing Products, its second speciality packaging acquisition in six months.
Bioplastics trade association IBAW claims that the inaugural special exhibition Bioplastics in Packaging was a major success at Interpack 2005.
Lantech claims that its new C-300 case erector delivers best-in-class reliability for a machine in the 10-case/minute speed range by utilising a proprietary design that holds the case square and...
Small-time Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar has beaten US beer giant Anheuser Busch for the right to sell its beer under the Budweiser brand in Cambodia, after winning an appeal in...
Tetra Pak claims that its aseptic technology has been a major factor in the ongoing growth of the global soy market.
Stora Enso unveiled a new food-packaging solution - an airtight cup made from non-foil paperboard - at Interpack 2005, which finishes today.
Bradman Lake is just finishing its largest-ever presentation of fully automated, integrated, high-speed flow wrapping cartoning and shrink wrapping equipment at Interpack 2005.
After three years of R&D, Sidel is using Interpack 2005 to demonstrate how it can help manufacturers improve their cost effectiveness, writes Anthony Fletcher.
NatureWorks PLA, a biodegradable natural polymer derived from plant sugars, could be the first cost-effective biodegradable alternative to challenge the market dominance of PET, writes Anthony Fletcher.
Azdel is currently evaluating the potential advantages of the Cage System, an innovative, high-speed and cost-effective composite moulding technology for use with its own composite materials.
Superfos is at Interpack 2005 to demonstrate why it believes its new SuperSeal concept can save packagers money on the processing line and consumers time in the kitchen.
Loma Systems says it has taken its biggest ever stand at Interpack 2005, currently running in Dusseldorf, Germany, to showcase its portfolio of end-of-line inspection equipment, including IQ 2 metal...