Manufacturers must adapt an innovative packaging design and marketing approach to tap burgeoning consumer demand for on-the-go snacking, says report.
The growth in the grab-and-go food market is pushing processors toward using more barrier film packaging, according to a US study.
An automated machine for packing cereal and confectionery bars into cartons helps manufacturers speed up their production lines and cuts down on labour costs, its manufacturer claims.
A variable-data barcode label printer can run at a top speed of 15 inches per second, making it one of the fastest such machines available in the market.
New food packaging indicates that innovation in the industry continues to be driven by fast changing social trends and the increasing consumer demand for convenience and safety.
A new polyethylene resin provides a tough packaging while being able to be easily processed, its manufacturer claims.
A biodegradable plasticiser can be be used in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) packaging as a replacement for for phthalates, a chemical linked with infertility in men.
H J Heinz, Northern Foods, Geest Mariner Foods and International Food Partners (IFP) are among those granted UK public funds yesterday to develop less wasteful packaging.
A new plastics additive removes taste and odor molecules as they pass through food packaging, its developer claims.
A new lighter reusable container from Linpac is designed for blow molded bottles, PET preforms, snack foods and vacuum formed trays.
A new machine automates the assembly and delivery of mixed pallet loads, regardless of the size, shape, layer pattern or weight, according to its Netherlands-based manufacturer.
A Netherlands-based company claims to have developed a breakthrough technique for printing containers used for spreads, fats and edible oils.
Tetra Pak has launched what it calls the world's first clear aseptic package.
A multi-head thermal transfer printer has been designed to meet the high throughput of a variety of multi-lane packaging machines.
Graphics Packaging has designed a microwavable sleeve to absorb the oil exuded as fatty foods are cooked.
Sun Chemical will increase the prices in Europe for it inks by between six to 10 per cent, marking another rise in packaging imput costs for processors.
Germany-based BASF will launch a biodegradable plastic based on renewable raw materials in a bid to meet what it believes will be a growing demand for environmentally-friendly packaging.
Adding a washdown enclosure to thermal transfer coders results in a shorter cleaning time, Markem says about the latest addition to its printing machines.
Higher minimum targets on packaging announced by the UK's environmentalregulator will put greater pressure on food processors to ship their products in environmentally-friendly materials.
The DuPont company has announced it is to begin testing "revolutionary" new industrial trays and coverings to save time and money for bakers.
Russian packager and food producer Nevskie Syry has launched a new line of cheese packaging using inert gases that it says can significantly extend products' shelf-life.
In a bid to follow the growth of the beverage market eastwards, Crown will build a new can production plant in Kazakhstan.
While Europe's food regulatory agency performs a risk assessment on Isopropylthioxanthone (ITX), Tetra Pak is moving to phase out use of the printing chemical from some types of juice packaging...
Diamant Art has opened choices on the market for biodegradable packaging by expanding its range of recyclable stretch film to include a pallet wrap based on polystyrene.
The fallout from the discovery that isopropylthioxanthone (ITX) had contaminated some of Nestlé baby milk products in four EU countries continues, with the company maintaining that there are nohealth consequences...