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Tetra Pak heads race in redefining wine packaging

Tetra Pak has launched wine packaged in the firm's Tetra Brik aseptic package, a move that could redefine how vintners and retailers position and merchandise wine.

Microwave packaging browns bakery

Graphic Packaging has developed a new line of functional microwaveable packaging in answer to increasing demands for more choice and greater cooking flexibility from consumers, writes Simon Pitman.

Unifill to unveil new technologies at Interpack

Italian company Unifill, a manufacturer of vertical thermoform, fill andseal machines for monodose plastic packs for the food, pharmaceutical,cosmetics and personal care industries, will be displaying upgraded and new models...

Higher metal prices help boost Alcoa Q1

Alcoa has announced a significant jump in sales and profit for it first quarter on the back of strong steel prices, a sign that packaging costs will continue to impact...

Riken introduces high safety plasticizers

Japanese company Riken Vitamin has introduced a new range of high safety Plasticizers, which it says is in response to international concerns over claims that the material is a recognised...

Report suggests flexibility of plastics outweighs costs

An analysis of the plastics industry suggests that the versatility and flexibility of the material is still of great benefit to packaging firms despite high raw material costs.

Research pushes possibility of intelligent packaging

Konarka and Evident have formed a nanotech alliance to develop novel materials that could in the future power 'intelligent' forms of packaging.

Russian Sostra embraces hot bottling to raise quality

Russian natural sauce producer Sostra believes a high quality production technique called 'hot bottling' has led directly to the success of its expanded premium product range, yet high pricing may...

Tetra Pak concept targets dairy product brand appeal

Tetra Pak has developed a flexible new packaging concept to help liquid dairy producers achieve cost-effective processing and better brand recognition.

Siegwerk adds Sherwood's Datalase to printing range

Sherwood Technology is working with Siegwerk Group in order to market a new range of inks produced using the coding, marking and printing solution DataLase.

'Bag in box' solution offers customers maximum yield

An innovative 'bag in box' solution has been developed for a Danish sauce manufacturer to ensure that customers enjoy maximum yield with the minimum amount of wastage.

New Zealand pushes plastic pallet concept

An innovative new plastic layered packaging system that includes plastic pallets has been developed in New Zealand.

New PET label film offers more labelling flexibility

Toray Plastics claims that its new PET label film gives label converters the opportunity to achieve superior silicone adhesion performance, to streamline processing and to tap new markets.

Unilever selects Kliklok for pro.activ project

Unilever Best Foods Netherlands has installed a packaging system that combines cartoning with an automatic product feeding system to handle the special pack design of its Becel (Flora) pro. active...

Sainsbury slashes Easter egg packaging by 30%

UK supermarket giant Sainsbury's is slashing the amount of packaging used on its own brand Easter Eggs in repsonse to growing pressure on the food industry to cut back on...

Dania expands jumping bottle pourer concept

Israeli firm Dania Plastic Parts is set to launch two new upgraded versions of its Jumping Pourer concept at Interpack 2005.

Corn-based plastic additive makes bottles stronger

A new plastic additive made from corn, designed to make plastic bottles more rigid and stronger than ever before, has been developed, writes Anthony Fletcher.

Cadbury increases efficiency through package coding

A Cadbury Trebor Bassett division in the UK has installed a package coding management system (PCMS) to accurately control pack coding at two production sites.

Pikra hoping for can success in Siberia

Russian brewer Pikra has installed a new bottling line which will allow it to produce beer in aluminium cans for the first time - a move calculated to help it...

Sidel to launch new generation at Interpack

Sidel claims that its latest generation of packaging equipment can boost PET packaging line performance and cut bottle-blowing costs by up to 20 per cent compared with its SBO Series2 equipment.

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.

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