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Flex Essentials launches add-on control to test the sealing integrity on packages

‘Reduce the ‘scrap rate’ of packages to champion reduction in waste’

One way to help in the reduction of waste is to reduce the ‘scrap rate’ of packages, says Flex Essentials as it launches control packages to the FlexPak Package Leak...

Stora Enso to open Innovation Centre in Helsinki this year

Stora Enso and NXP to integrate RFID into packages

Stora Enso and NXP Semiconductors have partnered to make intelligent packaging and Stora Enso will open an Innovation Centre in Helsinki later this year.

Sutherland Packaging claims to have developed ‘direct print milestone’ for POP corrugated units

Sutherland Packaging has developed direct print technology for both large and small-scale corrugated units, which removes the need for a lithographic label to be applied over corrugated substrates.

Sustainable Foods Summit: ‘Being responsible can be a competitive advantage’

Denmark private label marketing strategy pays off as it moves into baby products

Coop Denmark is celebrating the success of its private label organic brand, Anglamark, but says if it expects to stay in the market it demands investment, brand protection and innovation,...

Inaugural Sleeve Label Awards 2015

Eye-popping designs as Smirnoff, Gatorade & Minute Maid win prizes for their bottle packaging

Smirnoff, Gatorade and Minute Maid have been recognised in the inaugural AWA Alexander Watson Associates Sleeve Label Awards at the International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Coca-Cola creates PET bottle made entirely from plants – but when will we see it on shelves?

The Coca-Cola Company has unveiled a PET bottle made completely from plant materials, but says there is still some work to do before it reaches a commercial scale. 

RMGroup wins funding for £1.5m expansion

RMGroup, automated robotic packaging machinery and process systems has received £300,000 funding from the Welsh Government as it invests £1.5m in a facility in Wales, UK.

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Sirane launches Oven/BBQ Smoking Bags

Sirane has added Oven/BBQ Smoking Bags to its Thinking-Cooking range.

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Sigma Packaging expansion leads to rebranding

Sigma Packaging has expanded its product and service offerings beyond packaging machinery to include processing and support equipment and will rename the company SIGMA Equipment, effective August 1, 2015.

UPDATED: ConAgra, Nestlé and GMA respond

BPA substitutes in canned food ‘not clear’ - EWG

Many companies that have stopped using bisphenol A (BPA) in canned food did not reveal what they are using instead, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Growing awareness of the importance of quality in luxury packaging

To emboss or not to emboss: Firm creates hologram foil with two to three images and a bubble die with 3D mirror effect when printed with foil

There is a growing awareness of the importance of quality when it comes to luxury packages and foiling, embossing or a combination of both can make a product more appealing...

First commercial success using Propafilm RCU

Innovia Films’ wins Oh là là chocolate deal for BOPP film with mineral oil barrier

Innovia Films has won its first commercial deal for its Propafilm RCU with German chocolate manufacturer, Halloren Schokoladenfabrik.

O. Kleiner: PacXpert as replacement for rigid packaging

PacXpert from Dow Packaging enables the transition from larger traditional rigid containers to flexible packaging with potential cost-cutting benefits, according to a licensee of the technology.

Reveals first unit sold to a EU processor to produce PET sealed containers

GN sees opportunity in form/cut/stack thermoforming market

GN Thermoforming Equipment has entered the form/cut/stack thermoforming market and revealed it has sold its first unit to a European processor for production of PET sealed containers.

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Anchor rides the packaging ‘wave’

Anchor Packaging has launched a line of containers with reduced petroleum-based materials.  

dispatches from IpackIma 2015, Milan

Packed and processed: IpackIma part 2

FoodProductionDaily was on the exhibition floor of Ipack-Ima last week to find the news and opinions from the trade event in Milan.

FCM opinion prompts recommendation to reconsider migration limit for zinc

A European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) panel has recommended the EU Commission reconsider the Specific Migration Limit (SML) for zinc after evaluating a food contact material (FCM) application.

dispatches from IpackIma 2015, Milan

Packed and processed: IpackIma part 1

FoodProductionDaily took to the show floor of IPack-Ima this week to source the latest news and views from the expo in Milan.

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2015

Superseedz: Start-ups must never underestimate packaging power

Start-up snack makers must invest in packaging from the get-go because it’s a powerful consumer draw, says Superseedz.

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Linx in chocolate heaven as Thorntons updates printers

Thorntons has installed five machines from Linx updating previous equipment from the firm.

Neenah shows paper packaging options

Neenah Packaging has released two swatchbooks with colours, textures, weights and custom make options for premium packaging.

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MWV and RockTenn combination dubbed WestRock

WestRock Company will be the name for a new company when the combination of MeadWestvaco (MWV) and RockTenn is completed later this year.

Ball eyes RTD tea and kids' drinks categories for in-can straw technology

Just weeks after its integrated straw solution landed in the Polish market, Ball Packaging Europe has revealed that it has a broader target audience in mind than flavored alcoholic beverages...

Kliklok wins cartoning line contract for Alpen cereal bars and Weetabix biscuits

Kliklok, which has worked with McVities, Heinz and Twinings, has won a contract with Weetabix to pack its Alpen cereal bars and Weetabix biscuits at a factory in Kettering, UK.

‘Purr-fect alliance’ as Nestlé and Google redesign iconic KitKat wrappers

Nestlé has launched the biggest redesign of its iconic KitKat wrapper since it came to market 80 years ago, replacing its logo with the words ‘YouTube Break’.

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