Food manufacturers could save up to £1,000 per employee by using more effective waste management techniques, says UK-based environmental agency Envirowise.
A Toronto-based company has developed diagnostic packaging inserts that will let buyers know whether food is fresh and safe to eat.
At least two packagers are attempting to cash in on the growing demand for wine bottled in plastic at an industry showcase being held in Sacramento this week.
A new aseptic screw cap opens easier as packers can apply it after a beverage carton is coated and filled, its manufacturer claims.
Recent price hikes for petroleum-based plastics seem to have led to a downturn in demand in Europe, according to a market analyst report.
An Australian company has taken Nestlé to court in the UK over the rights to a flavouring beverage straw.
Food companies can now get directly involved in designing the plastic packaging for their products, through a special workshop created by Graham Packaging.
Amcor has teamed up with Plantic Technologies to develop a biodegradable, flexible plastic packaging for confectionary.
A new plastic compound produces a thinner food package, allowing processors to downgauge and cut costs, according to its manufacturer.
Manufacturers must adapt an innovative packaging design and marketing approach to tap burgeoning consumer demand for on-the-go snacking, says report.
The growth in the grab-and-go food market is pushing processors toward using more barrier film packaging, according to a US study.
An automated machine for packing cereal and confectionery bars into cartons helps manufacturers speed up their production lines and cuts down on labour costs, its manufacturer claims.
A variable-data barcode label printer can run at a top speed of 15 inches per second, making it one of the fastest such machines available in the market.
New food packaging indicates that innovation in the industry continues to be driven by fast changing social trends and the increasing consumer demand for convenience and safety.
A new polyethylene resin provides a tough packaging while being able to be easily processed, its manufacturer claims.
A biodegradable plasticiser can be be used in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) packaging as a replacement for for phthalates, a chemical linked with infertility in men.
H J Heinz, Northern Foods, Geest Mariner Foods and International Food Partners (IFP) are among those granted UK public funds yesterday to develop less wasteful packaging.
A new plastics additive removes taste and odor molecules as they pass through food packaging, its developer claims.
A new lighter reusable container from Linpac is designed for blow molded bottles, PET preforms, snack foods and vacuum formed trays.
A new machine automates the assembly and delivery of mixed pallet loads, regardless of the size, shape, layer pattern or weight, according to its Netherlands-based manufacturer.
A Netherlands-based company claims to have developed a breakthrough technique for printing containers used for spreads, fats and edible oils.
Tetra Pak has launched what it calls the world's first clear aseptic package.
A multi-head thermal transfer printer has been designed to meet the high throughput of a variety of multi-lane packaging machines.
Graphics Packaging has designed a microwavable sleeve to absorb the oil exuded as fatty foods are cooked.
Sun Chemical will increase the prices in Europe for it inks by between six to 10 per cent, marking another rise in packaging imput costs for processors.