The European Commission has adopted a new policy package on food quality standards that aims to reinforce the PDO-PGI scheme, streamline marketing standards, and provides guidelines on use of voluntary...
European policy makers need to be aware that taking conflicting approaches on sustainability could affect the free flow of packaged goods, according to the managing director of Europen.
Packaging machinery specialist Oystar has announced that it is now able to conduct business without outside financing for the first time since the economic crisis hit.
FrieslandCampina has announced that it is switching to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited cardboard in the Benelux countries.
At Emballage in Paris last week Oystar Erca-Formseal, an operating company of the Oystar group, presented new technology that permits the production of thinner-walled yoghurt pots.
Significant material savings and swifter product to market times are benefits claimed by Vaassen Flexible Packaging (VFP) for its new foil-based induction seal liner.
Leading packaging materials and machinery supplier MWV claims its open innovation portal will generate new ideas related to sustainability, materials science and substrate development for food and drink packaging.
A new biopolymer range provides better seal integrity for the larger pack sizes of dry products such as muesli and pasta, claimed Innovia Films at the launch of the new...
A new stretchable paper may signal the beginning of the end for thermoform plastic trays, Billerud told FoodProductionDaily.com at the Emballage show in Paris last week.
The palletizing and automated end-of-line sector is likely to experience greater consolidation and increased strategic alliances as industry players seek to deliver greater efficiencies, says Newtec boss Didier Pradeilles.
Sustainability and energy saving are two of the major trends driving current development in packaging and processing technology.
Beverage packaging design will revert away from a recent shift towards cost effectiveness, and back to longer-term trends such as added value and convenience, as countries begin to emerge from...
A switch from the carton industry-funded bring bank collection scheme to kerbside collection by local authorities is top of the agenda for the next 18 months, claims the newly appointed...
Food and beverage industry robots offer productivity and cost savings that the industry cannot ignore, according to French end-of-line packaging machinery specialist Cermex.
A more compact version of Goldpeg’s cooking and cooling system offers a range of temperatures and “flexible” functions in processed cheese and other food production.
Talking from the Brau Beviale trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, Rexam executive John Revess outlined the lobbying and marketing work needed to improve the environmental image of the beverage can.
Leading beverage filling and packaging technology company Krones reported a number of drink makers signing on the dotted line at German trade show Brau Beviale last week, and we caught...
A new test standard to determine the melamine and cyanuric acid content of liquid milk, powdered milk products and infant formulae has been developed by the International Dairy Federation (IDF)...
FoodProductionDaily.com talked to Alejandro Martinez, of Montajes Conserveros de Galicia (MCG), at the IPA show in Paris about its innovative vacuum can seamer.
Clauger said its compact heat recovery system can produce not only cold water but hot water to a far higher temperature than previously possible.
FoodProductionDaily.com caught up with Realco at the recent IPA trade show in Paris to discuss biofilms and the company’s breakthrough in tackling these slime layers that pose a constant contamination...
Food packaging and processing equipment supplier, Tna has appointed design engineer, Tim Moulsdale, as its new European general manager.
Arla Foods is to end its reliance on imports from Sweden and Denmark rom August 2011 as it announces the transfer of its UK retail butter production to Westbury Dairies.
French Minister for Industry Christian Estrosi gave an exclusive interview to FoodProductionDaily.com at the recent food processing trade show, IPA, in Paris
Longer shelf life and more attractive packaging are the benefits claimed for a lightweight foamed polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container blow moulding process applied for the first time to dairy products.