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.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing fines approaching $112,000 against Packaging Corporation America for allegedly failing to protect its workers from amputation and other serious hazards.
Increased demand for food safety and shelf life is fuelling growth in active and intelligent food packaging technologies, according to one industry leader.
Irish supplier Carbery Ingredients has installed a £1m bag packer from Premier Tech Chronos at its Ballineen factory, near Cork, in Ireland, with operations starting at the end of the...
Heineken's Ignite bottles which illuminate when clinked with another bottle, and Ballantine's graphic equaliser, which adjusts its lighting with loud music, are some of the ways brands have added 'theatrical'...
Biodegradable plastics for food and beverages are seeing ‘robust growth’ in Europe, driven by rising consumer awareness and regulations in favour of the packaging, according to TechSci Research.
In addition to pushing summer blockbusters and television shows, foods in packaging that promotes movies, programs, cartoons, and other non-food items can be hot sellers at retail. Here are some...
Mars in 2012 wrote to the UK’s Department of Health to express concern over the potential impact on branding and intellectual property rights should tobacco plain packaging policy be extended to...
Delta Packaging will open a 10,000m² production plant in Poland in June next year, to expand its services across Europe.
Recent market intelligence indicates use of active and intelligent packaging for meat products extends the useful life of the foods, while expanding the potential for profit.
With the opening of its expanded and updated flexible packaging plant, the company is stepping up efforts to boost efficiency.
Reynolds Group says it will perform a strategic review of the world’s second-largest carton producer SIG Combibloc after an approach by an unnamed suitor looking to buy the business.
Rigid packaging will remain a necessity for some food and pharmaceutical applications, according to Transparency Market Research (TMR) – but Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE) believes the door is wide open...
The developer of plant-based plastics for packaging and other applications has landed $1.6m in funding from a Canadian government program.
The flexible packaging manufacturer has received the go-ahead from the American Institute of Baking for its products to be used in food-contact applications.
The packaging giant has signed onto The Recycling Partnership, a group of food, beverage, and package firms dedicated to increase US recycling rates.
P.E.T Engineering has designed packaging for Devin, mineral water in Bulgaria, made from Glasstar resin, which looks like glass.
The pressure to reduce costs has had a big influence on food packaging over the last five years, but it could now be time to dust off ideas which offer...
The support program is designed to guide food packaging and processing operations through the ins and outs of effective use of coding and marking equipment.
Krones said today that it will scrap packaging and palletising operations at its subsidiary Kosme, which specializes in smaller-sized filling and labelling machines for small bottlers and SMEs.
Sidel Services has cut PepsiCo energy by 19%, thanks to feedback from an annual survey.
The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) is hailing The Kennedy Group for its PureVue recycling-friendly, sustainable labels for PET containers.
A master class produced by Labelexpo Americas teaches professionals the ins and outs of designing and creating effective food labels and packaging.
The label specialists are spreading the word on sustainable packaging to food brands, beverage makers, and other companies at Labelexpo and other events.
The founder of Endoline Machinery, Ronald Yates, died aged 86 in February this year and his grandson, Andrew Yates, continues to work as European sales manager for the firm.
The sustainability-minded company will host a course showing food firms, packaging producers, and other stakeholders how to craft effective, sustainable packaging.