A Mintel global packaging expert examines the potential that several packaging features have to boost dairy product quality and safety, from time temperature indicators (TTIs) to active packaging.
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Beverage carton recycling has continued to increase in the UK, with half of all local authorities in the country now making kerbside collections, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the Environment (ACE) UK has revealed.
When Grand Rapids, MI-based Butterball Farms wanted to expand its line of molded butters, PolyOne Packaging Solutions’s Intelliform form-fill-seal sheet helped make it possible.
Sidel tells BeverageDaily.com that its new low output aseptic blow-fill-cap machine lends opportunities for beverage producers to test the market with PET on a smaller scale, and naturally suits ‘more niche brands’.
Tetra Pak’s development of “the world’s fastest” injection moulding machine was essential to the launch of its Tetra Evero Aseptic carton bottle, the Switzerland-based firm has claimed.
In the current economic climate, dairy processors are looking across their businesses for opportunities to reduce outgoings and increase margins. But firms that cut packaging investment are only risking profits and product quality, Mintel has claimed.
Fonterra has unveiled a new triple-layer 100% light-proof bottle – an innovation its claims will lock in the organoleptic and nutritional properties of fresh milk that can be damaged and degraded by light.
Dutch start-up Aestech has developed self-heating packaging for semi-liquid food, particularly baby food.
Arla Sverige - Arla Foods’ Swedish dairy business - has cited consumer demand as the driving force behind its recent switch to screw cap gable top cartons.
An EU project is aiming to produce cellulose-based materials to be used in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), to replace traditional oil-based substances.
UK-based Nampak Plastics claims to have created the world’s lightest four-pint high density polyethylene (HDPE) bottle – an innovation it believes could herald environmental improvements for the British milk sector.
Portola Packaging is to shut one site while expanding two others as part of a $12m investment in its closure business.
SIG Combibloc has unveiled its latest beverage packaging innovation - a paperboard bottle that combines the “best features” of a carton pack with the best features of a bottle.
The co-founder of Gizmo Closures boldly claims that his company’s patented closure and ingredient delivery system ‘transcends’ technology, as it stands poised to enter the US market.
Buoyed by 60% growth in Brazil, SIG Combibloc says it has brought forward a planned, phased investment project in a Paraná state plant to produce aseptic carton packs.
Amcor has launched a film for fresh and dairy applications with reduced packaging weight and increased environmental properties.
SIG Combibloc has launched a screwtop version of its combibloc EcoPlus carton for long-life milk and dairy products, which was first launched in August 2010 without a closure.
Borealis has unveiled an updated grade of transparent polypropylene (PP), aimed at frozen products such as ice cream, with improved stiffness and better processability.
Clear plastic clamshell packaging won the consumer vote in a recent eye tracking survey conducted for materials manufacturer Klockner Pentaplast, results of which it revealed at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago.