Diageo and Thin Film Electronics have released a prototype Johnnie Walker Blue Label ‘smart bottle,’ which can assure consumers of authenticity, help the industry track the product, and ‘completely change...
Certain types of chemicals called phthalates found in plastics may alter baby boys’ genitals before birth, according to a study in the Reproductive Health Journal.
PepsiCo’s 2015 launches will see an increased focus on products with health benefits, while it will push smaller packages to make the most of growth in its on-the-go business.
Red Espresso is launching its rooibos tea capsules in Europe, eyeing up a continent with an ingrained coffee culture and obsession with health, convenience, and coffee pods.
With plastic bottles under fire for environmental concerns, German company Xolution believes there is room in the market for resealable cans to find a gap between bottles and cans.
Innovia has appointed Omar Shafi Khan as Group CFO, replacing David Tilston in April this year.
Traysealing and thermoforming technology company Sealpac says it will be presenting a wide range of packaging solutions and international trends at Anuga FoodTec next month.
Arkema’s application to use a copolymer in nanoform does not pose a consumer risk according to a panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Rexam will build two beverage can plants in India, starting with an initial investment of £50m ($77m) in Sri City.
Responding to market gaps created by industry consolidation and closures, Sappi North America (NA) has leapt into the packaging market with the launch of its Packaging Group and a label...
Danone has moved to patent a design for a two-compartment intended for semi-liquid dairy products such as yogurts that is easier to open and suited to multipack production.
Ocean’s Halo has launched its Seaweed Chips in Innovia Films NatureFlex packaging.
With demand for clean recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) outpacing supply, the plastics industry needs to innovate now to solve its challenges and improve utilization, according to a PET trade group.
Dutch equipment supplier Cremer has introduced a servo-driven counting machine that it claims will limit downtime for top players in confectionery.
Packaging supplier, Scobie & Junor has partnered with Premium Pack, based in Vienna, Austria, to launch Premium Max shrink bag, suitable for meat processors who pack any product with sharp...
Packaging machinery will increasingly focus on flexibility and product quality control systems, according to Ucima, the Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association.
In line with its corporate growth strategy, Bosch Packaging Technology has announced an agreement to acquire US packaging machinery manufacturer Osgood Industries for an undisclosed price.
One of South Australia’s best-loved inventions—alongside the Stobie termite-proof telegraph pole, the Hills Hoist clothesline and the Jump plough that doesn’t get stuck on rocks—the so-called “goon sack” was the...
Signalling its readiness to take the US packaging industry by storm, Chinese packaging equipment manufacturer Tech-Long announced it has hired Keith Boss as chief executive officer, Americas.
Environmental organization As You Sow has urged Kraft Foods to follow the example set by rival Honest Kids, and shift licensed brand Capri Sun from pouches into ‘more recyclable’ forms...
Mackie’s Crisps has installed a third iTPS (Integrated Total Packaging System) from Ishida after relocating to a bigger factory in Errol, Perthshire, Scotland.
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has joined calls for the European Commission to challenge the French ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) following the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) backing of...
Tri-Star Packaging has launched Coalesce, a hinged hybrid pack in the UK to display salads, sushi and bakery products, with plans to expand the range across Europe.
At the recent International Production and Processing Expo, Bemis North America extended a 4D hand to brand owners seeking packaging to help differentiate their products.
Coca-Cola, the sole brand-owner sponsor of an industry/non-profit partnership that is funding major recycling initiatives in three Southeast US cities, is challenging other food and beverage companies to put their money...