A new ultraviolet (UV) ink technology dramatically improves production speeds in label printing, saving time and money during the packaging process, according to Sun Chemical.
A new intelligent label is designed to protect foods against counterfeiting and tampering, a growing problem for high value products.
Nova Chemicals has launched three new plastics for food packaging, aimed at products targeting the growing consumer demand for fresh, healthy and convenient products.
An insulated polystyrene crate for shipping beverages, meat, cheese, and vegetables can be adapted for a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
Freezing and thawing tests indicate that coated unbleached kraft paperboard packaging for the food industry stands up better than other products, Graphic Packaging claims.
A method of using smart labels to indicate remaining shelf life on food products is about to be launched commercially by UK-based Timestrip and Nestlé.
Sealed Air is still finding a growth market for its Cryovac food packaging products, despite the price increases the company made to offset higher input costs.
UK-based Rexam will switch to using aluminium instead of steel at its beverage can plant in Berlin in response to new recycling requirements.
A new PET bottle filler from Krones features a modularised construction with no front table, a redesigned filling system and a new valve.
A new packaging line at German frozen food manufacturer Frenzel will allow the company to produce a new range of trays that allow meals to be steamed cooked in the...
A new hot tack tester is aimed at food manufacturers who want to shorten form-fill-seal equipment cycle times.
The global increase in demand for caps and closures will be partially driven by their increased use in traditionally closureless food and drink packaging, research group Freedonia says in its...
A new machine pummels bags made for potato crisps to determine whether they stand up the the pressures of packing machines, transport and time.
As a further sign that packing companies are about to hike prices in a big way, two of the industry's associations have told customers they should expect to pay more...
Biodegradable and recycled packaging may soon become viable alternatives for more food companies as the increasing price of plastics begins to be passed on by suppliers, KPMG states in a...
Dutch company Impress Holdings said its acquisition of Alcan's can making and decorative tinplate container facility will give it a strategic foothold in the UK food can market.
Rexam is expanding its plastics packaging business in a tough market, announcing today it has agreed to purchase a US maker of injection-moulded jars and closures for £83m (€123m).
A company says it has developed a submersible carton that allows fruit and vegetables to remain fresher for a longer period.
While Graham Packaging reported sales and operating income rose in the second quarter due to the purchase of Owens-Illinois' plastics unit, the company has still not been able to bring...
Superfos is telling dairy companies to get cubed, as the company launches packaging it says saves palleting space when compared to round rivals.
The merger of Ireland-based Jefferson Smurfit and Dutch firm Kappa Packaging, two of Europe's largest paper packaging companies, is nearing its conclusion, the Irish Times reported.
A new high-capacity aseptic plastic bag will help food processors meet the demand for extended shelf-life products in the wholesale market, according to the manufacturer.
Rexam, which shed its UK glass unit for a £24m loss earlier this year, said today it has benefited in the first half of 2005 by successfully passing on aluminium...
To beat the high capital costs of converting to aseptic packaging food processors must first decide how to quickly capitalise on the technology's benefits.
The UK's food processors will come under greater pressure to ship their products in environmentally-friendly materials after government announced a plan to increase minimum recycling targets for glass and plastics...