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Packaging Innovations 2015

Packaging that doesn’t have much information on the back of it is ‘more Apple than Microsoft’

26-Feb-2015 - Innovations that prevent food wastage, such as Heinz ketchup moving from glass to plastic then an upside down squeezy bottle, cook-in-a bag packaging and coffee refill pouches, were praised at Packaging Innovations 2015 at Birmingham NEC, this week.

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Shelf-life trials for micro-perforated printed lidding films for soft fruit

TCL Packaging has launched micro-perforated printed lidding films, to replace standard hole punched films which can let in contaminants such as dirt and insects, for soft fruit and is offering shelf-life trials of the product. 

SPX awarded contract to complete Arla Foods UK megadairy

SPX has been awarded a contract to bring processing capacity at Arla Foods' Aylesbury fresh milk plant up to 1bn litres a year.

CMA publishes issues statement over Sonoco, Weidenhammer merger

The CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) has published an issues statement following its referral of the completed acquisition by Sonoco of Weidenhammer Packaging Group for a full phase 2 investigation on January 27, 2015.

CEF panel approves EGDP in plastics with conditions

An application to use a processing aid in plastics has been backed under certain conditions according to a panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).


Campbell reorganizes its portfolio, cuts costs to drive growth

Campbell reorganizes its portfolio, cuts costs to drive growth

Facing tepid earnings growth and changing consumer shopping dynamics, the Campbell Soup Co. will drastically reorganize its...