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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.

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CCL Decorative Sleeves design glow-in-the-dark packaging for Whitewater

CCL Decorative Sleeves (CCL) has created glow-in-the-dark bottle sleeves for British water brand Whitewater.

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Tyler Packaging says augmented reality design app will save customers cash

Flexible packaging supplier Tyler has launched an augmented reality (AR) technology app it says will lower design costs for customers.

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ITC to pitch its shelf-ready packaging to Nestlé

ITC has developed a shelf-ready packaging (SRP) for consumer goods where the pack turns into a retail shelf.

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Greenpac and Norampac Niagara Falls start shipping again after fire

Cascades has announced that operations have partially resumed at the Greenpac and Niagara Falls containerboard mills, following a fire on Saturday. 

Egg carton box award winner to expand overseas

Eggbox 10er Hofer Goldland/Freiland has created an eggbox which it believes offers better protection and can be stacked easily for transport and are filled on automatic machines.

Help the Aged: Tokyo Pack 2014 focuses on Japan’s aging population

Asia’s largest packaging show Tokyo Pack will take place on October 7-10 with one of the focus areas smaller pack sizes to cater for Japan’s single-person households and aging population....

Dairy Crest to close UK glass bottling and cream potting plants

British processor Dairy Crest plans to close two plants with the loss of approximately 260 jobs - a move it has attributed in part to the fall in demand for milk...

Thirst for success as STI Group renews Jim Beam contract

STI Group has double reason to celebrate this week as it won the beverage category of the ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014 and its entry has secured a renewed contract with Jim...

And the winner is… ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014

Shelf ready packaging for mints, a Gelato Box and Reber Advent calendars with cartonboard were some of the winners at the Procarton/ECMA Awards 2014 in Sorrento, Italy, last week.

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‘Pledge, Play & Recycle’ Coca-Cola and Tesco launch joint recycling campaign

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Tesco have joined forces in an attempt to boost recycling rates in Great Britain.

Mineral oil migration key concern at ECMA/ProCarton Conference

Mineral oil migration, the EU Commission Circular Economy and its Packaging and Packaging Waste directive were key concerns at The ECMA (European Carton Makers Association) and ProCarton Conference in Sorrento,...

Convenience is key - but what does this mean for food safety?

Convenience-driven consumers also expect higher food quality and more adventurous options, says the Cofresco Forum.

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Tetra Pak names Brian Kennell president and CEO of US and Canada

Tetra Pak has appointed company veteran Brian Kennell as president and CEO for the US and Canada.

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Clondalkin appoints new VP of sales and marketing

Clondalkin Group has announced the appointment of Roy McAdoo as vice president of sales and marketing for its flexible packaging division.

DuPont invests $100m in Texas packaging resin facilities

DuPont plans to invest $100m at two Texas facilities to support growing demand for its speciality high performance food packaging resins.

Plastic Technologies launches PET bottle energy initiative

Plastic Technologies Incorporated (PTI) is launching an initiative to help manufacturers that blow PET bottles cut energy costs. 

SICK solves problem of sensing transparent materials in packaging and bottling applications

SICK has launched a TranspaTect photoelectric distance sensor for clear material detection without the need for a reflector for transparent and semi-transparent trays and bottles in the UK.

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Coveris revamps website to aid customers and investors

Flexible packaging company Coveris has revamped its website to simplify navigation and provide customers and investors with more product information.

PET packaging pounces on traditional glass territory: Sidel eyes up edible oils

Sidel sees growth in the edible oils market as a ‘huge opportunity’ for its PET packaging business and believes it can take a chunk of the sector away from traditional...

Convenience food spurs Asia-Pacific sales growth in packaging technology

Asia-Pacific is driving global growth in food packaging technology due to the rising popularity of convenience foods and branded products, according to research and consultancy firm MarketsandMarkets.

Premium chocolatiers flock to tin packaging for brand longevity

UK tin packaging firm The Box has seen an uptick in premium chocolate companies moving to tin packs to make longer brand impressions on consumers.

60-second interview

What do you do? Michelle Newman Kliklok International

As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Michelle Newman, sales administration and marketing...

‘Baby boomers unlikely to buy much 24-pack Pepsi’: Al Carey warns

PepsiCo Americas Beverages boss keen to scrap ‘old industry growth paradigm’

PepsiCo Americas Beverages CEO Al Carey says he wants to spend less on soda promotions where sales are declining and more on spurring growth in faster-growing portfolio areas.

Tetra Pak joins forces with IKEA and Kingfisher in sustainability drive

Tetra Pak says it wants to promote the benefits of responsibly sourced sustainable timber and has joined IKEA and Kingfisher to analyse the impact of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

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Dutch component maker Qimarox gets wind in sails

Dutch machine component manufacturer Qimarox will sponsor a windmill to show its commitment to the local community.