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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.

Largest wine producer in the US adopts screw tops

Corbett Canyon, the largest US wine brand, is converting all its 750ml bottles to Stelvin screw top closures in order to protect them from cork taint. But with many consumers...

J.O.Sims looks east for fruit ingredient supplies

On the back of rising sales for frozen fruits UK ingredients firm J.O.Sims has linked up with German supplier Dinter Trading, which will provide the UK firm with a range...

German deposit system reverses packaging trend

The mandatory deposit system on non-reusable packaging has had a significant impact on the bottled water and cooler sector in Germany, according to a new report. Since the introduction of...

How to turn old garbage into brand new packaging

A scientist at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden has demonstrated how manufacturers can make environmentally-friendly packing out of garbage.

Foil protection for food packaging

Food manufacturers are increasingly turning to solutions that combine multiple security elements to protect products against counterfeiting, according to French foil manufacturer Kurz.

Massive profit growth boosts biodegradable sector

BioEnvelop Technologies has reported a massive 1,486 per cent increase in sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2005 compared to the same quarter ended 30 April 2003. This underlines...

Crown launches cost-effective air-tight closures

New pre-designed metal closures for European manufacturers of jams and honey have been developed by Crown Holdings. The company claims that the concept will help companies achieve greater cost-effectiveness while...

A glimpse of food packaging in the future

A new sachet that contains no air and flat cardboard on one side has been developed in New Zealand. The new-style packaging, which offers consumers easier opening and businesses the...

Oxygen-active packaging

Packaging that reacts to its environment could help food manufacturers preserve food for longer and help consumers to recognise when a particular product has reached its sell-by date. This, says...

Steel packaging recycling in an expanded Europe

The ten new Member States of the EU have had to work flat out to ensure that their legal systems are brought into line with the rest of Europe's, and...

Packaging waste still a problem

The UK government looks set to miss one of its key recyclingtargets after new government figures published today reveal thatonly 14.5 per cent of household waste in England was recycled...

New print concept to improve efficiency and traceability

Print specialist Sherwood Technology is pioneering the development of contact-free printing for packaging. The company claims that the new technology is particularly useful in helping firms fulfill traceability requirements.

Recycled plastic in food packaging guidance

A government document designed to assist food packaging manufacturers on the conditions of using recycled plastic packaging has been published in the US. Although recycling is actively encouraged, there are...

Olive oil labelling

Stringent rules to protect the high quality, and high market value compared to other vegetable fats, of Europe's olive oil are now in place. But reliant on honest labelling, the...

FSA issues consultation over EU plastic packaging proposal

The UK Food Standards Agency has published a consultation paper seeking views on the EC's proposals to regulate the use of recycled plastic materials intended to come into contact with...

Sainsbury buys into new cork technology

UK retailer Sainsbury is to launch a range of wines that feature specially treated corks. The new technology, which is said to protect the product from cork taint, is being...

Making packaging sexy

Avery Dennison Roll Materials Europe has unveiled Fasson Iridescent, a multi-layered film that the company claims gives designers a creative means of achieving dazzling multi-colour shelf impact, without the use...

The missing link in meat processing?

A new concept, described by the manufacturer as the 'missing link' between ERP systems and shop-floor data collection systems, is soon to be launched. Will the technology be able to...

China faces fake baby milk scandal

Leading producers of baby food in China are continuing efforts to reassure consumers as the scandal over fake baby food that is said to have killed dozens of babies continues...

Czech snacks

The Czech Republic witnesses a cross section of new product launches from the Mintel database this week. The products are from both the dairy and confectionery sectors and are all...

Slovak juice producers self-regulate

A group of Slovakian fruit juice producers has taken it upon themselves to implement a voluntary system to help sustain levels of quality for their products.

Corking idea from Sabaté

French closures company Sabaté has developed a new wine cork that has been treated with a TCA-extraction process. The technology is designed to solve the problem of corkage, while avoiding...

Space-efficient packaging

A new rectangular PET (polyethylene terephthalate) hot-fill bottle, which allows for more efficient shipping, has been launched in the US. This could prove to be a blessing for suppliers, as...

New resins challenge established order

Competition between lower-priced resins and higher-performance variants is set to intensify, according to a soon-to-be-released report. The development of upgraded commodity thermoplastics is challenging established higher-performance resins in a variety...

Print with less power

Technology firm Trident has developed a printing system that uses only a third of the cure power of traditional printers. The company claims that the system is therefore ideal for...