Consumer demand for more convenient prepared foods, trends toward value-added packaging and the growing use of plastic, cups and pouches, are driving the steady growth in the use of food...
In a bid that could help food processors pick the best marketable package for their products, European associations have launched a consumer study to find out their concerns.
A hand-held headspace analyser is the first in the field to measure carbon monoxide levels in modified and controlled-atmosphere packaging (MAP) for case-ready meat, its manufacturerclaims.
A new type of plastic container insert has been developed to dissolve dry ingredients in a liquid after the tab has been pulled.
To meet the demand for faster processing lines, Columbia Machine's has developed a speedier palletiser that can stack even the most fragile beverage products, the company claims.
Cosmetic packaging with eye-catching videos or changing information right on the label could soon be on the shelves with technology being developed by Siemens for commercial release.
The use of polylactic acid (PLA), a natural, biodegradable food packaging alternative, took another step forward this week, as UK-based Stanelco said its application of the plastic has been approved...
A thermoformable bottom web provides an economical option for filling and sealing packaging in the frozen foods markets, its manufacturer claims.
LabelMate believes its automatic label dispenser is the first unit of its kind made from stainless-steel specifically for food packaging.
Exciting new nanotechnology products for food packaging are in the development pipeline or, as in the case of anti-microbial films, have already entered the market, according to a report publishedthis...
A food-contact safe emulsion developed by a joint US and German company keeps oil, grease and water from penetrating paperboard packages and helps maintain product freshness.
BRUSSELS, Belgium: "We milk the cow and grow the bottle" according to the marketing for organic milk packaged in biodegradable bottles made using a corn-derived polymer.
The development of a clear monolayer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) with an oxygen-scavenging barrier could be the impetus companies need in deciding whether to make the conversion to plastic containers from...
Innovia has become the latest company to offer biodegradable packaging film as more and more companies look for alternatives to plastics, which are increasing in price.
Zip-Pak and Hayssen have developed an overwrap machine using a new sliding seal, allowing processors a greater choice in the type of packaging they can use for sliced and blocked...
A new study indicates that processors must chose the toughest packaging they can find for their frozen food products if they hope to retain brand loyalty.
Multisorb says its self-adhesive oxygen absorber now sticks better to packages, helping food processors to eliminate downtime on the production line.
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.