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New nanotech discovery pushes packaging potential

Researchers in the US have discovered a novel method of changing the chemical characteristics of carbon nanotubes, which could have implications for future packaging applications.

Ilapak targets cheese processors at Interpack 2005

Packaging firm Ilapak is targeting cheese processors with an innovative range of packaging solutions at this year's Interpack show in Dusseldorf.

Alcoa launches extreme temperature training

Alcoa Closure Systems (CSI) has introduced X-Tech, a new interactive closure system training course available for carbonated soft drink (CSD) bottlers facing extreme temperature cycling conditions.

PFM targets Interpack to unveil latest innovations

Italian packaging group PFM is set to present a number of new packaging innovations at Interpack 2005 next month.

Lantech self-threader makes shrink wrapping easier

Lantech claims that the patented self-threader forming head on its new shrink-wrapping machine delivers perfect lap seals without the need for adjustment.

Packaging sector targets Interpack for new launches

Three firms represented by UK-based packaging machinery distributor Partners in Packaging are set to unveil their latest innovations at the forthcoming Interpack 2005 event.

Mr Krispers rice chips get a facelift

Mr Krispers rice chips are having a makeover to try and give the packets a more modern up-market feel, writes Philippa Nuttall.

Dupont Packaging ups security

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers and its Security & Solutions business has launched an effort to position itself as a worldwide leader in providing security-related products and services for packaging...

Biopolymers set to shine at Interpack 2005

Biopolymers, increasingly seen as a highly promising development in the plastics industry, will be on special display at Interpack 2005, writes Anthony Fletcher.

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.

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