Rovema North America which designs and supplies packaging machinery for the bakery, confectionary and coffee market, among others, has acquired Rovema Packaging Machines - all of its Rovema brand-related business. ...
UPM Raflatac has launched a PET Gloss White FTC 50 topcoat, which it claims has higher temperature resistance than other films in the food industry
Tequila flavored beer brand Oculto has been demonstrating the possibilities of smart label technology, with a bottle which lights up when held by the consumer.
DuPont is converting petro-based plastics ingredients to renewables where it's technically feasible and developing new polymers but said replacement materials must offer better performance than those they would replace.
Royal DSM is expanding its production capacity for Akulon XS at its facility in Emmen, the Netherlands, due for completion in Q1 2016.
Kerry Foods and Amcor is celebrating after its Yollies ‘yoghurt on a stick’ designed for children’s lunchboxes, wins Highly Commended in Best Packaging of a New Product at the UK...
LiquiGlide, which is the first company to create permanently wet slippery surfaces to allow viscous liquids to move easily has hired a US commercial litigator to protect its intellectual property...
Agro Sevilla has partnered with RPC Promens Consumer Corby, to create a 2 litre multilayer plastic jar for olives.
The European Commission has adopted a revised Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers - "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use. ...
EuropaBio said it has ‘high hopes’ for the European Commission’s Circular Economy strategy, but serious, ongoing concerns about the long-term framework conditions in place to attract business investment.
Crediton Dairy has expanded its 1litre Moo Milk range by launching 330ml single serve handheld packs in four flavours; strawberry, chocolate, banana and chocolate fudge (70p per pack).
Wageningen UR’s PicknPack project to pack single different foods in one packaging line has become operational following integration of all hardware modules provided by 12 research groups, companies and universities.
Easyfairs has relocated its tradeshows Empack 2015 and Packaging Innovations from Brussels Expo (November 25-26) to the Nekkerhal in Mechelen, Belgium, today (December 1-2).
Colbert Packaging has installed a Mark Andy Performance Series P5 for pressure-sensitive roll label applications at its flexographic printing facility, in Illinois, US.
Stora Enso has opened an Innovation Centre for packaging at its head office in Helsinki, targeting converters, manufacturers, brand owners and retailers.
A market study by Fraunhofer IVV has evaluated modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) in the retail sector and identified potential cost savings.
Erze Ambalaj has incorporated Parx Plastics’ antimicrobial technology into its expanding foam packaging.
Wipak Walsrode has won an innovation award for its tactile lacquer packaging, used to package cheese products for Arla Foods.
The European Commission will propose new regulations on bisphenol A (BPA) next year due to uncertainty created by individual Member State laws and negative effect on consumer confidence.
University friends Charlie Lee-Cook and Rich Goldsmith have set up MOJU juice brand, targeting health conscious consumers with their cold-pressed juices that use more nutrient-rich vegetables than sugary fruit.
UNI Packaging and Oui3 brand communication agency are working on a project to make the personalization and client interactive aspect of Digiflex (digital flexible printing) more accessible to clients.
Brand owners are often unaware of the graphic capabilities of today’s cans; and the choices in design and finishes need to be better emphasized, says manufacturer Rexam.
SmartSeal – a spill-proof closure system which draws its inspiration from scuba diving – says a ‘systematic and assiduous’ strategy has been the secret to its growth.
UNI Packaging has further increased its capacity by investing in a second HP Indigo 20000 digital press providing a 30-inch (750mm) wide-web technology for flexible packaging and sleeves.
Water, dairy drinks, iced coffee and functional drinks all offer exciting growth potential for beverage cans, according to Rexam.