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From the show floor in Stockholm: One-handed sachets and paper ready-meal trays

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Sachets you can open with one hand; ready meal trays made from paper; and 'bubbly' designs for bottles - all were on display at Empack 2014 last week.

Published: 21-Oct-2014

Industry Movers September 2014: McCain, International Paper and Petainer

FoodProductionDaily industry movers September 2014

Who made it into September's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena?McCain, Borealis, International Paper, CIMData, Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Petainer, Clondalkin Group and FSNS all feature in the gallery.

Published: 10-Oct-2014

The Coca-Cola Company, Carlsberg Group and Henkel close EuroPack 10th anniversary

The Coca-Cola Company, Carlsberg Group, Henkel, EuroPack

The Coca-Cola Company, Carlsberg Group and Henkel were some of the companies who attended this year’s EuroPack Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, this month.

Published: 29-Sep-2014

‘We want more self-destructive and edible packaging!’ Tomorrow Machine

Active and Intelligent packaging, Tomorrow Machine

Packaging which expands into a bowl and opens in the oven are just two inventions created by Swedish design duo Tomorrow Machine, who took time out to discuss their work with

Published: 25-Sep-2014

And the winner is… ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014

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.

Published: 19-Sep-2014

Industry Movers: August 2014: Bemis, Schneider and SGS

FoodProductionDaily industry movers August 2014

Who made it into August's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena? Bemis, Michelman, TriMas Corporation, Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Toray Plastics and SGS all feature in the gallery.

Published: 08-Sep-2014

PMMI inducts six members into Packaging Hall of Fame

PMMI inducts six members into Packaging Hall of Fame

The president of The Packaging Association, a scientist who pioneered the PP/EVOH container and the inventor of the Cheer Pack stand-up pouch are just some of the latest recruits inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame.

Published: 04-Sep-2014

Tetra Pak: 5 Global Emerging Trends

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Tetra Pak analysts Anna Larsson, Bettina Scatamachia and Kristina de Verdier look at five global emerging trends – and what this means for food packaging. 

Published: 01-Sep-2014

Ahead of the Pack: Our pick of the top 10 Pro Carton Award finalists

top 10 Pro Carton Award finalists

The finalists are in for the Pro Carton ECMA Award 2014 and the Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2014 with the winners announced at a gala ceremony in Sorrento, Italy, on September 18.

Published: 27-Aug-2014

Packaging design inspiration gallery: READY MEALS

Thanks to increasing consumer hunger for convenience and quality, ready-meal products are on the rise--and so are creative ready-meal packages. Here are some packaging examples to whet your appetite.

Published: 19-Aug-2014

Industry movers July 2014: Sidel, tna, Mintel and Toray

FoodProductionDaily industry movers July 2014

Who made it into July's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena? Sidel, tna, Adept, Mintel, Goss, Clondalkin Group and Toray Platics all feature in the gallery

Published: 06-Aug-2014

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 notable current and past examples of packaged products tie-ins worth digging into.

Published: 30-Jul-2014

What really happens inside the Bürkert Cleanroom?

Bürkert Triembach factory France

FoodProductionDaily visited Bürkert’s Triembach-au-Val factory near Strasbourg, in France recently.

Published: 03-Jul-2014

Industry movers June 2014: International Paper, tna, SOFHT

FoodProductionDaily industry movers June 2014

Who made it into June's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena? SOFHT, International Paper, tna, ICPP, FSNS C&A and Constantia Flexibles all feature in June's gallery

Published: 03-Jul-2014

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SINGLE SERVE

Food packaging offers convenience in single-serve format

Snacks, drinks, condiments, and other food and beverage favorites are fueling consumer demand for convenience with single-serve packaging. Here are some notable examples of one-shot containers seen on retail shelves.

Published: 02-Jul-2014

Packs that score: World Cup packaging gallery

Packs that score: World Cup packaging gallery

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil, we take a look at some of the designs that are high scorers when it comes to packaging. 

Published: 12-Jun-2014

Packaging design inspiration gallery: FISH

A growing consumer desire for high-protein, low-fat foods is causing an uptick in fish and seafood sales, with demand topping $15bn last year. Here are some packaging designs that are swimming into shoppers' carts at retail.

Published: 06-Jun-2014

First look at GEA Grasso 100-year-old factory renovation

GEA Grasso piston compressors factory renovation

GEA Grasso is nearing completion of its piston compressor factory in s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch) in the Netherlands.

Published: 29-May-2014

Top 8 product launches at Sweets and Snacks

The Sweets and Snacks Expo has wrapped up for 2014, but the scores of notable product launches has left show attendees with a sweet taste in their mouths. If you missed the show, here's a chance to win many of the best new products sampled at the event.

Published: 26-May-2014

Leaders of the pack at 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo

The 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo showcased thousands of product launches, and old favorites, in standout packaging. Here are a number of bags, pouches, and other containers that captured attention.

Published: 22-May-2014

Sweet success for top candy product launches

Judges of the 2014 Most Innovative New Product Awards sorted through nearly 300 tasty treats to come up with the products they deem the best of the best.

Published: 22-May-2014

Our Top 10 pick of the WPO Award winners

Top 10 WPO Award winners Interpack 2014

The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) WorldStar Awards saw 139 winners across 35 countries from 249 entries this year.

Published: 21-May-2014

Pouches prevail in 2014 DuPont Packaging Awards

The annual DuPont Packaging Awards recognizes ingenuity in container designs and packaging products for food and other markets. Here are some of the top food and beverage winners in this year's awards, many of which feature flexible pouches.

Published: 19-May-2014

Inside the 'mega factory': take a tour of Vinamilk's plant

Tetra Pak Vinamilk Vietnam milk factory

Tetra Pak and Vinamilk recently invited inside the Vietnam Milk Factory near Ho Chi Minh City – which it describes as a 'state-of-the-art' liquid dairy plant.

Published: 16-May-2014

Standing ovation: Our pick of the top stands at Interpack 2014

top stands at Interpack 2014

The doors have closed at Interpack 2014 which saw, 2,700 exhibitors across 19 halls and 175,000 visitors, 66% from overseas.

Published: 16-May-2014