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Convenience, food safety driving smart packaging market

The market for smart packaging for food and beverage products using such technologies as radio frequency identification (RFID) will grow to $8.8 billion in 2013 from the current $160m, according...

Insert pack designed for foods with two components

Superfos has added a "two-in-one" insert plastic pack to its offerings, catering to foods that need to be mixed together by the consumer.

Guide published on handling biodegradable packaging

NatureWorks has produced a handling guide to help those along the supply chain handle biodegradable plastic packaging made from its polylactic acid (PLA).

Cartoning machines boasts modular design

Two new horizontal cartoning machines are designed in a modular construction, allowing food processors to rapidly change over to different formats.

Can plant targets Vietnam drinks growth

Asia Packaging Industries has broken ground on a US$39 million can factory in southern Vietnam, which is designed to meet rising demand for packaged beverages in the market.

Microwaveable metal foil developed for foods

A new metal wrapping can be used for microwave cooking without sparking and damaging the machine, according to a patent filed in the US.

Sidel says local services will help growth in China

The leading liquid food packager Sidel says recently opened facilities in Shanghai will make its machines more accessible for Chinese customers.

Wanted: nanotech packaging and widget

A drinks company has put out a call for a nanotechnology company to help it create functional packaging and a new gas release "widget" using the technology.

Ready-to-serve in tamper proof plastic

A new range of ready-to-serve plastic packaging comes with a tamper-evident closure aimed at foods for the growing convenience market.

Biodegradable bag quadruples mushroom's shelf life

Biodegradable packaging material made up of paper impregnated with wheat gluten boosts the shelf life of cultivated mushrooms, according to research conducted by scientists in Montpellier, France.

Reclosable device used for film packaging

UK supermarket retailer Tesco has become the first to company to use Amcor Flexibles' reclosable package for fresh produce.

Shrink wrap machine speeds up line, manufacturer claims

A new shrink wrap machine designed for frozen fish and other products can process up to 120 packs a minute in small spaces, its manufacturer claims.

Processors demand more from packaging suppliers

UK processors are demanding more innovation from their packaging suppliers to support the launch of new products for expanded markets, according to a survey.

Revised labelling required for poultry products

By next month food companies will be required to have more explicit instructions that uncooked, breaded or boneless poultry products need to be cooked.

Companies offer cup filling and packing service for convenience market

Two companies have teamed up to provide a cup filling and packing service for processors looking to quickly cash in on the public's growing appetite for convenience foods.

Electronic switch bypasses Tetra Pak patent

Tetra Pak's own packaging machines could soon be used against it, after rival group Alternapak claimed it had found a way to run its own packaging reels on Tetra Pak...

Pot filler speeds up changeover time, claims manufacturer

A high speed filling, pot sealing and over capping machine allows processors to make quick changeovers to different food products, its UK manufacturer claims.

New labelling guidance taps growing vegetarian demand

New UK guidance on food labelling for vegans and vegetarians builds on growing consumer demand for non-meat ingredients.

GCS launches brand identity

Global Closure Systems (GCS), one of the largest closure system suppliers to in the world, has unveiled its new brand identity.

Coca Cola switches to high speed filling machines in US

Coca Cola will replace and update several of its filling lines at US-based plants with Tetra Pak's new high speed machines.

Aseptic bottle combines advantages of carton and plastic

COLOGNE, Germany: Tetra Pak yesterday launched what it claims is the world's first aseptic carton bottle, a container with a plastic transparent top.

Carton allows sterilisation of chunky products after packaging

COLOGNE, Germany: A new carton for chunky products allows foods to be sterilised in an autoclave, thus extending shelf life.

Forum seeks to tap Indian labelling potential

Self-adhesive label trade association FINAT is to create a forum between European and Indian labelling industries in order to give companies in both regions a better chance of doing business...

Aseptic cold filling seen as next wave in processing

COLOGNE, Germany: Aseptic cold filling is being promoted here at a four-day conference on food technology as another solution to meeting the demand for minimally processed foods and drinks.

Innovia targets confectionery with green packaging

A metallised biodegradable film targeting the confectionery business has been launched by Innovia Films.

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