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Single-serve society to drive dairy packaging demand in 2005

The recent unparalleled consumer trend for dairy-based beverages and probiotic drinks, together with the emergence of a so-called single-serve society, are two factors that are continuing to buoy polyethylene terephthalate...

Del Monte hit by canning costs

Del Monte has announced that its profits fell significantly for its latest financial quarter, mainly as a result of rising steel prices - further proof that food manufacturers are feeling...

Sino-Pack opens its doors

Sino-Pack 2005 is set to open its doors tomorrow in Guangzhou, southern China, providing a platform for international packaging and processing specialists operating in the region, writes Simon Pitman.

Mayr-Melnhof reports strong 2004 following acquisitions

Despite a slower final quarter, Austria-based packaging provider Mayr-Melnhof has reported strong financial results for 2004, on the back of a number of acquisitions the company has made in the...

French poultry firm invests in Cryovac packaging

Gastronome, the second largest poultry processor in France, is working with packaging specialist Sealed Air Cryovac in order to achieve increased shelf life and enhanced consumer appeal.

Kofola opts for PET bottles

Leading East European drinks manufacturer Kofola has selected PET preforms from Amcor PET Packaging for two of its juice and mineral water brands, a move designed to bring the same...

Expert predicts lucrative future for RFID smart labels

An industry export is urging label producers to start investing in RFID smart label technology in order to take advantage of an emerging market that will prove highly lucrative in...

Polysack Plastic sees Russian potential

Israel's Polysack Plastic is set to double its sales in Russia this year after a highly successful year for its Polyphane plastic packaging brand. The fast rate of growth in...

Husky helps develop first compostable water bottle

Preform production equipment provider Husky has contributed to the development of the first compostable water bottle made from NatureWorks PLA corn-based resin.

Xink launches flexographic RFID printing inks

Xink Laboratories has launched a new line of silver and carbon conductive flexographic printing inks targeted towards manufacturers of RFID-tagged smart packaging.

Arla Foods puts packaging division up for sale

Arla Foods' proposed sale of its packaging company, Danapak, reflects a growing trend within the European dairy sector of companies focussing exclusively on their core operations.

Whey-based film promises cost and environmental savings

Scientists in the US have discovered a new way of use dairy byproducts to preserve fresh foods, a discovery that could save money and lead to less packaging waste. Anthony...

Domino launches hi-tech packaging coding

Domino Printing Sciences is set to unveil its latest range of coding and marking technologies, designed to offer food and beverage packagers enhanced security.

EEB slams new EU packaging standards

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has slammed new EU packaging standards, claiming they are likely to encourage increased packaging volumes and do little to facilitate greater recycling.

EU firms sign voluntary biodegradability standard

A consortium of companies producing biodegradable and compostable polymers for packaging has committed itself to guaranteeing an efficient biodegradeability standard across the EU.

Milko repackages yoghurt products in curved cartons

Swedish dairy Milko is set to re-launch its low-fat fruit yoghurt drinks using new standard Diamond Pure-Pak Curve cartons from Elopak.

Exhibition highlights growth in biodegradable packaging

An upcoming exhibition on bioplastics and biopackaging aims to show that environmentally friendly packaging has a strong future.

CCL develops tamper-proof aluminium packaging

CCL Container has developed packaging that it claims is virtually impossible to replicate - an important consideration given concerns about food safety.

Brandy firm sees profit and potential in PET packaging

The conversion of a 116-year-old brandy brand from glass to PET bottles represents a significant breakthrough for the material.

Metro showcases RFID labelling technology

The Metro Group is currently demonstrating a number of future technologies at the EuroShop exhibition fair in Dusseldorf, Germany. Amongst the highlights will be a demonstration of Avery Dennison's RFID...

Aetna upgrades pallet stretch wrapping capabilities

Aetna UK is offering a range of upgrades to existing customers of the Robopac automatic pallet stretch wrappers.

Australia looks towards sustainable packaging

The Australian Institute of Packaging has held a forum addressing government moves to introduce stricter accountability for recycling and the impact it will have on the industry. Speakers pointed out...

Alcan to acquire food packaging plant in Poland

Aluminium packaging giant Alcan is set to acquire a Polish food packaging plant as part of the group's strategy to develop its geographic footprint in growing and competitive economies.

Future bright for high-tech label sector, says expert

The proliferation of RFID technology and the potential of new products such as electronic self-adjusting sell-by labels should create a lasting boom in the high-tech label market, argues Peter Harrop...

Fonterra develops waste-reducing recyclable labels

Fonterra has developed a label that can be recycled along with the plastic wrap that goes around pallets of goods in order to reduce the amount of waste that is...

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