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.
A range of biodegradable Polylactide (PLA) containers targeted at environmentally-conscious food packagers has been launched.
A groundbreaking £8 million initiative to stimulate innovative packaging design and at the same time significantly reduce food and packaging waste has been launched in the UK.
EVAL Europe's ethylene vinyl-alcohol (EVOH) copolymer resin plant in Antwerp has become the largest EVOH manufacturing plant in the world.
Avery Dennison Roll Materials Europe has launched a direct thermal self-adhesive paper labelstock that it claims offers the same characteristics as more robust thermal transfer labelstocks.
Fast-living Poles are continuing to drive a ready meal revolution across their country as the invasion of microwaves into consumer homes grows - bringing plastic trays and cartons to the...
Packaging firm Borealis has introduced Borpact SG930MO, a clarified polypropylene (PP) plastic, to satisfy growing consumer demand for transparent packaging that is deep freeze resistant.
KHS has launched a computer-controlled, short-tube beer bottle filler that it claims offers packagers some of the best results possible.
A new PET beer bottle for the German market may suggest increasing acceptance of the material as a viable beer-packaging format, but some still have environmental concerns, writes Anthony Fletcher.
The European Commission has adopted a proposal to deregulate pack sizes for a whole range of consumer products such as ice cream, frozen food, low alcoholic drinks and soft drinks.
Tetra Pak has launched what it describes as a low investment carton packaging solution ideal for manufacturers looking to penetrate lucrative new chilled beverage markets.
UK-based design company TMB Patterns has adopted cutting edge software that enables it to add logos, pictures or other decorations to packaging, and by implication add value to a product.
Bill Morris, the newly elected president of the European Aluminium FoilAssociation (EAFA), believes that the industry needs to better communicate to food packagers the benefits of using the material.
Sun Chemical has increased the price of all packaging inks and coatings by three to seven per cent this month, blaming rising petrochemical costs that could affect the entire packaging...
Packagers can expect no relief, in the near term at least, from the upward pressure of steel raw material costs according to industry analyst MEPS.
Thin, flexible and easy to handle - that is the major food packaging trend emerging on the Polish market, helped along by rising sales of dairy products and new hygiene...
Packaging manufacturer Pliant has been awarded several significant R&D contracts worth $5.1 million from the US government to conduct leading edge research on food packaging.
Scientists in Germany have applied a medical profession technique to create bacteria-fighting packaging that can be applied to liquid products such as milk.
Field Packaging, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Corporation, recently won the top award in the confectionery category at the 2004 Pro Carton/ECMA (European Carton Manufacturers Association) Carton Awards annual...
A unique measuring device capable of measuring how much aroma is penetrating a material is being developed at Iggesund Paperboard's laboratory for sensory and chemical analyses in Strömsbruk, Sweden.
Alcoa has created a new aluminium and alumina division and a new global extruded products business in a move to better align itself with global packaging markets.
Del Monte is to package fresh produce in containers made from the corn-based plastic NatureWorks PL, a move that is designed to portray fruit as a processed product rather than...
The EU Commission's announcement this week that Germany will be referred to the European Court of Justice unless it establishes an effective, simple and non-discriminatory deposit system for beverage packaging...
Finnish packaging giant Huhtamaki has reported flat sales figures in the third quarter of 2004 due to adverse currency translations and high raw material costs.
A Californian wine producer is to package its products with labels designed by a contemporary artist as part of its strategy to change how the US wine industry operates.
Ciba has launched a number of innovative products for the plastics industry including environmentally friendly additives designed to increase the lifespan of plastic.