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Packaging preserves food throughout the supply chain of distribution, storage, sale, and use and carries information about nutrition and storage on its labels. Without it, goods can become exposed and contaminated. It can also refer to the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages.

Tetra Pak goes large with new aseptic packaging

Tetra Pak has released Tetra Brik Aseptic 1890 ml Slim and Tetra Brik Aseptic 2000 ml Slim packages, the largest packages to be launched in the Tetra Brik Aseptic range.

Supreme Plastics invests in gearless packaging technology

Demand for ever-more sophisticated process printing, and the flexibility to handle a multitude of short-run jobs quickly has led to the installation of a new Bielloni 10-colour flexographic printing press...

Salted snacks grow in diversity

Growing income levels and less time for eating are contributing to the growth of the snacking industry in central and eastern Europe. And savoury snacks have played a major part...

Graham Packaging makes plastic more flexible

Graham Packaging has developed a new technology that could herald a significant move away from glass packaging and towards plastic.

Arla close to developing intelligent milk cartons

Swedish dairy giant Arla Foods is close to starting work on the development of new sensory dairy packaging that can monitor its own shelf life.

Scientists uncover behaviour of aluminium

Scientists at Risø National Laboratory in Denmark and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in France have made an important discovery that could change the way aluminium is manufactured.

Schneider unveils end-of-line packing solution

Schneider Packaging Equipment has unveiled its new robotic case packer-palletiser. The company believes that this all-in-one concept, which combines a case packer and a palletiser, offers manufacturers a cost-effective end-of-line...

Tetra Recart packaging system makes US debut

US-based food manufacturer Hormel Foods is about to launch two chilli brands in new easy-to-open carton packaging from Tetra Pak, marking a significant change in packaging preference.

Iggesunds Paperboard installs digital video analysis

Swedish packaging manufacturer Iggesunds Paperboard claims that the recently introduction of video analysis equipment at its production facility has significantly improved efficiency.

Ishida loses patent case

Packaging equipment giant Ishida has lost a patent case against Australian firm TNA over a dispute concerning Ishida's Apex and CBM2 bagmaker machines.

Tetra Laval challenges European Commission fine

Swiss-Swedish carton packaging company Tetra Laval says it will appeal yesterday's decision by the European Commission to impose a fine of €90,000 for an alleged failure to provide information in...

Heat-resistant resin from GE Advanced Materials

GE Advanced Materials has developed Noryl PKN, a resin capable of extreme temperature resistance. This, says the company, makes it ideal for food packaging that goes direct from the deep...

BASF resumes Heliogen Blue pigment production

Chemical giant BASF has resumed production of the metal-free phthalocyanine pigment Heliogen Blue. The new material, used in packaging, conforms to the existing specification and its quality corresponds to that...

New packaging uncovered

A new report from BCC emphasises the importance of innovative packaging concepts such as oxygen scavengers, MAP and RFID to the future of food production.

Tetra Pak's A3/Speed achieves EPD certification

Tetra Pak's A3/Speed machine, which it claims is the world's fastest carton aseptic filler for family packages, is the first filling machine in the industry to receive a certified Environmental...

Packaging innovation in the MENA dairy market

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) consumed some 200,000 tonnes of processed cheese last year, a rise of nearly 18 per cent on the 165,000 tonnes consumed in 2000,...

UK businesses agree to help fight packaging waste

Fast food manufacturers and retailers have given broad support to Government proposals to cut the amount of fast food litter on the streets, and to the role of partnerships in...

Austrian packaging company invests in Russia

Mayr-Melhof has confirmed the acquisition of a major folding carton plant in St. Petersburg that will serve leading consumer industries including the food and beverage sector.

Canbra Foods develops copolyester oil container

Canbra Foods has developed a new line of clear, handled 64-ounce rapeseed oil bottle. The bottles are Canbra Food's first-ever application using Eastman Chemical Company's Eastar copolyester for handleware, a...

Ready meals growth driving packaging technology

Packaging Automation (PA), a UK designer and builder of heat-sealing equipment, has identified swift consumer market change and greater food diversification as the biggest pressures on those who manufacture heat...

Packaging Automation MAP technology installed

UK ethnic snacks producer Spurway Foods has installed modified atmospherepackaging technology at its factory in Middlesex. The equipment, installed by heat-sealing specialists Packaging Automation, is fully automatic and is designed...

Detecting packaging quality

Dutch dairy specialist Nutrifeed has recently installed a number of measures in its processing and packaging activities to ensure complete quality and safety. One of these is a method to...

Putting the seal on chicken

A UK partnership between Ulma Packaging, the packaging solutions provider, and one of the country's biggest producers of fresh chickens, Banham Poultry, is said to have bought efficiencies that benefit...

Huhtamaki joins green revolution with recyclable packaging

Huhtamaki's Chinet range of moulded fibre foodservice plates has just been certified for biodegradability - the latest step in an industry-wide trend towards greener packaging.

Premium alcoholic drinks

The market for alcoholic beverages has changed beyond all recognition in eastern Europe during the course of the last ten years. Where there was once nothing but state controlled beer...