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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.

OSHA slams Packaging Corporation of America for amputation hazards

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.

Get smart: Active packaging demand in US to hit $3.5bn

Increased demand for food safety and shelf life is fuelling growth in active and intelligent food packaging technologies, according to one industry leader.

Carbery Ingredients installs £1m bag packer from Premier Tech Chronos

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...

'The sky's the limit,' says TRM Packaging

Packaging to become more 'theatrical'

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'...

'Robust' growth for biodegradable plastics in Europe

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. 

Packaging design inspiration gallery: TIE-INS

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...

Plain packaging pay out to Mars would ‘certainly not be trivial’, says Institute of Economic Affairs

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 to open production plant in Poland

Delta Packaging will open a 10,000m² production plant in Poland in June next year, to expand its services across Europe.

Meat market: Active packaging boosts shelf life and profits

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.

Printpack opens 203,400-square-foot packaging plant

With the opening of its expanded and updated flexible packaging plant, the company is stepping up efforts to boost efficiency.

RGHL confirms 'approach' to buy SIG Combibloc: $5bn price tag rumored

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 v Flexibles: How big a bite can flexibles take?

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...

Oh, Canada! Solegear lands $1.6m for bioplastic development

The developer of plant-based plastics for packaging and other applications has landed $1.6m in funding from a Canadian government program.

Making contact: Vonco flexible packaging approved for food

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.

Amcor joins Coke, Ball, and Sonoco in packaging recycling group

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 wins Devin water deal

P.E.T Engineering has designed packaging for Devin, mineral water in Bulgaria, made from Glasstar resin, which looks like glass.

pira packaging summit, november 11-12, london

Dare to be different: What's next for food packaging?

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...

Support system: Videojet program gets the package coding ball rolling

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 will slash Italian jobs to ensure site’s ‘long-term future’

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 hires former Tetra Pak chief to head up services business unit

Sidel Services cuts PepsiCo energy by 19%

Sidel Services has cut PepsiCo energy by 19%, thanks to feedback from an annual survey.

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Lean and green: Recycling-friendly PET labels land a packaging award

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) is hailing The Kennedy Group for its PureVue recycling-friendly, sustainable labels for PET containers.

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Master your packaging: Advanced course teaches creation of world-class labels

A master class produced by Labelexpo Americas teaches professionals the ins and outs of designing and creating effective food labels and packaging.

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Avery Dennison: Food firms are hungry for sustainable labels

The label specialists are spreading the word on sustainable packaging to food brands, beverage makers, and other companies at Labelexpo and other events.

Exclusive: Andrew Yates, European sales manager, on UK economic volatility

Keeping it in the family – Endoline Machinery descendant talks about his grandfather’s business

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.

Peak packaging: TerraCycle hosts optimization course

The sustainability-minded company will host a course showing food firms, packaging producers, and other stakeholders how to craft effective, sustainable packaging.