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New Year solutions

Packaging solutions company SWF has entered the New Year with a number of new innovations designed to cut costs and increase efficiency. One of these is the new compact CE...

Nutrinova expands sweetener applications in US

German ingredients firm Nutrinova has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its Sunett brand of acesulfame K for general use in the US.

The future of traceability

US-based Orbid Corporation, a developer of secure track and trace systems used in the identification and protection of products, has announced a partnership with CCL Label, the company responsible for...

All go at Huhtamaki

Foodservice packaging giant Huhtamaki has entered 2004 as busy as ever. The Finnish firm has strengthened its position in the booming drinks market through the launch of a new range...

Plastic performance

Owens-Illinois (O-I) plastics group has introduced a new line of multi-layer, injection-blow-moulded plastic bottles and vials. The company has selected Topas cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) from Ticona, the technical polymers...

Antibubble awareness in beer formulation

Physicists based in the home of beer formulation have succeeded in designing the exact opposite of bubbles - antibubbles.

The food safety bug

An innovative new food safety technique using a virus is set to win an exclusive worldwide licence. This marks the first step towards the commercialisation of this unusual process, a...

Sweet packaging ideas

Scientists in the US have developed edible adhesives for food packaging. The concept, developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) chemist Sevim Erhan and colleagues at the agency's National Center for...

Brits chomp chocolate at 10 kilos a piece

The British are the biggest consumers of chocolate in Europe, munching their way through more than 10 kg each every year. A reflection of Britain's ongoing love affair with snacking...

HIPP launches baby foods in Bulgaria

Leading German baby food producer HIPP Organic has confirmed plans to introduce its Baby Vita product line onto the Bulgarian market next year.

Longer-life packaging

Constar International, a leading producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic containers, has successfully packaged Smirnoff Ice in high performance Starshield barrier PET bottles. The company claims that the material extends...

Turkey technology

Bernard Matthews, a leading producer of fresh, chilled and frozen turkey products, is to install cutting edge maintenance and management software at all six of its facilities in the UK....

Crisps, the right balance

Researchers in the US have designed a new potato for the crisps industry with a 'favourable' starch to sugar ratio to beat the burnt flavour when frying.

Spicing up cholesterol-lowering foods

A food ingredient that can replace salt, add flavour and lower cholesterol sounds too good to be true. But a Finnish scientist says the spice Flavomare can do all of...

Scientists perfect bubbles in champagne

When a certain Dom Perignon formulated the first champagne, or so legend goes, bubbles were key to the drink's appeal. Hundreds of years later scientists are still working on the...

Werol looks to protein production

Estonian state-owned cooking oil manufacturer Werol Tehased has announced plans to launch a pilot project for the production protein derived from rape seed oil. The company is also mulling over...

Shaped can launched in Australia

Amcor has introduced a new shaped VB 375ml can for Carlton & United Breweries in Australia. The can was commissioned for the launch of a limited edition series to celebrate...

All wrapped up

UK-based company Packaging Automation has developed a revolutionary new machine for blue stilton that is claimed to wrap products in packaging capable of containing strong smells. The concept, designed for...

Key to the supply chain

The major issues affecting the food and drink industry supply chain were discussed at Ross Systems' recent annual users conference, Rossworld 2003. The global software provider touched on vertical industry-specific...

Ritter goes Russian

German confectionery manufacturer Alfred Ritter is readying to open up two new production lines in a 50/50 joint-financed project with Russian company Odintsovo Confectionery. The $20 million investment will see...

A COOL idea?

Global Technology Resources (GTR) has launched a new system designed to detect, track and manage food safety threats across the supply chain. Combining patented web-based global positioning system (GPS) technology...

DSM adds pace to recovery drink

DSM Food Specialties is hoping to test its new recovery drink on a team of racing drivers next summer. The trial could lead to a more long-term involvement with the...

Certified solutions

Sterilox Technologies' A-2000 sterilisation and disinfection generator has received food equipment safety certification from public health body NSF International. This certification is granted to food equipment and devices used in...

Given the Green light

An innovative container system for flowable materials has been awarded a patent in the US. Manufacturer Rocky Mountain Business Solutions believes that the new packaging solution, called Not-A-Bottle, offers the...

PET plans for Oxo

RPC Containers Blackburn, a branch of the RPC Group, has produced a new PET jar for the relaunched range of Oxo instant gravy granules. The manufacturer Campbells says that it...

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