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.
A UK company claims it has found a solution which eliminates the need for costly, adhesive labelling on dairy product packaging, Tom Armitage reports.
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 Paperboard has launched a number of paperboard packaging products designed not only to protect products, but also to add value and shelf appeal.
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.
A development programme to enhance the appearance of steel for packaging has been carried out by Arcelor Packaging International, Corus Packaging Plus and Rasselstein.
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 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.
Equipment supplier Serac has developed a machine with a neck transfer system specifically developed for the filling of vegetable oil into PET containers.
Unilever explains the processing and packaging considerations that need to be taken into account before a top-end olive oil product can be launched.
Italian packaging firm Alcas has developed natural ice cream cups made from Dow Cargill's corn-based plastic NatureWorks PLA.
Tetra Pak has launched TB Wide, a new packaging material that promises greater security against leakage.
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.
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.
A soluble label that decomposes to indicate whether the product inside has been exposed to damaging conditions is currently being developed.
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.
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.
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...
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.
George Gordon Associates has launched the AccuWrap FG-2000W, a seven-axis, servo-controlled, food-grade wrapper with wash-down capability.
RPC Bebo Nederland has launched a range of biodegradable containers manufactured in the pioneering Polylactide (PLA) material.
Alcan Packaging is supplying yoghurt manufacturer Müller with packs for the launch of the latest product in its Yogz brand portfolio.
UK contract packaging firm Drampac has purchased its fourteenth CRC case sealer from packaging equipment supplier Selaed Air.
Amcor Flexibles has been awarded a Swiss Star by judges from Switzerland's Packaging Institute for an innovative new flow pack opening system.
Elizabeth Shaw, the UK confectioner, is set to exploit the burgeoning trend for luxury chocolates, launching a revamped packaging line in time to penetrate the lucrative Christmas market, Tom Armitage...
New innovations at Emballage 2004 reveal how the packaging sector is responding to both changing consumer trends and tighter legislation.