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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.

Crown consolidates position in Middle East can market

Crown Holdings is set to substantially increase beverage can production capacity in the Middle East, following fast in the steps of Alcoa Closure Systems.

Raw material price hike forces PBG profit warning

The rising cost of aluminium, oil-derived chemicals and other raw materials has lead to major soft drink packager Pepsi Bottling (PBG) to issue a profit warning, illustrating the increasing impact...

Alcoa opens plastic closures plant for beverage industry

Alcoa Closure Systems International (CSI) has opened a new plant outside of Cairo, Egypt to support beverage customers in North Africa.

Engineers develop cheap biodegradable baking pan

A team of ex-aerospace engineers and geologists in the United States claim to have developed a pioneering biodegradable packaging for ovenable and freezable baked goods which is cheaper than aluminium...

Virtual labelling solves dairy packaging problem

A UK company claims it has found a solution which eliminates the need for costly, adhesive labelling on dairy product packaging, Tom Armitage reports.

Superfos drives alternatives to glass packaging

Packaging manufacturer Superfos has won a WorldStar Award for a new plastic alternative to the glass jar, confirming the current trend towards more flexible forms of packaging.

Iggesund targets paperboard products at premium sector

Iggesund Paperboard has launched a number of paperboard packaging products designed not only to protect products, but also to add value and shelf appeal.

German packaging regulations ruling meets with EC approval

The European Court of Justice (ECJ)'s ruling on Germany's packaging regulations has been welcomed by both the EC and firms that import packaged beverages into the country.

Taskforce looks on the bright side of steel packaging

A development programme to enhance the appearance of steel for packaging has been carried out by Arcelor Packaging International, Corus Packaging Plus and Rasselstein.

Perdue adopts zip packaging to enhance consumer appeal

Meat manufacturer Perdue Farms has incorporated a new zipper into packaging for its carved chicken and turkey strip products in order to enhance convenience and improve overall appearance.

Arcelor launches new steel for modern food packaging

Arcelor Packaging International (API) has launched Creasteel, a new steel for food packaging that could revolutionise the sector by opening up a whole new world of design possibilities.

Serac develops compact accurate PET filling system

Equipment supplier Serac has developed a machine with a neck transfer system specifically developed for the filling of vegetable oil into PET containers.

Unilever enters olive oil market with clever packaging

Unilever explains the processing and packaging considerations that need to be taken into account before a top-end olive oil product can be launched.

Alcas adopts corn-based ice cream packaging

Italian packaging firm Alcas has developed natural ice cream cups made from Dow Cargill's corn-based plastic NatureWorks PLA.

Tetra Pak develops new leak-proof material

Tetra Pak has launched TB Wide, a new packaging material that promises greater security against leakage.

Square barrels could triple oaked wine capacities

After seven years of development, Swiss company Cybox unveiled its square oak barrel, which triples barrel storage capacity, at the Vinitech exhibition in Bordeaux last week, reports Kim Hunter Gordon.

Self-heating containers expand ready meal innovation

Food processor Lakeside has adopted revolutionary self-heating containers from OnTech for coffee, tea, cocoa and soup in a bid to dominate the innovative on-the-go food market.

Soluble label promises to improve food quality

A soluble label that decomposes to indicate whether the product inside has been exposed to damaging conditions is currently being developed.

Alcoa fills gap between cork and synthetic closures

Alcoa Closure Systems International has begun commercial production of Vino-Lok, its 'glass on glass' closure system for wine bottles that it developed as an alternative to corks and synthetic stoppers.

Sunnyland adopts Amcor Plasti-Twist closure

European juices producer Sunnyland has included Amcor's 33mm Plasti-Twist closure in its range of PET-packaged hot fill juices and juice based products produced in-house.

Russians wary of food label information

Only 40 per cent of Muscovites trust the information on food product labels, with the ingredients listing considered the most likely to be incorrect, according to a recent survey by...

Indian sauce jar promises convenience and exotica

Patak's, the leading player in the £67.3 million UK Indian sauce market, has packaged its quick-cook Spice Express sauces in a new 350g Rockware jar with super-deep twist cap.

User-friendly food-grade wrapper launched

George Gordon Associates has launched the AccuWrap FG-2000W, a seven-axis, servo-controlled, food-grade wrapper with wash-down capability.

RPC launches biodegradable PLA packaging range

RPC Bebo Nederland has launched a range of biodegradable containers manufactured in the pioneering Polylactide (PLA) material.

Alcan launches opaque yoghurt packaging

Alcan Packaging is supplying yoghurt manufacturer Müller with packs for the launch of the latest product in its Yogz brand portfolio.