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Pixie Dust to ‘magically’ sterilize stand-up pouches and bag-in-box

Performance Packaging has launched an alternative aseptic process to sterilize flexible packaging and its contents, avoiding hot-filling, retort processing, peroxide or peracetic baths and sprays, irradiation, pulsed light or electron-beam irradiation.

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Arla Foods’ tactile lacquer packaging for cheese scoops award

Wipak Walsrode has won an innovation award for its tactile lacquer packaging, used to package cheese products for Arla Foods.

Quality control of probiotics is lacking, study suggests

A new study by scientists at the University of California has found that contents of many bifidobacterial probiotic products differ from the ingredients listed.

UNI Packaging invests in 2nd HP Indigo 20000 digital press following demand for personalization and regional promotions

UNI Packaging has further increased its capacity by investing in a second HP Indigo 20000 digital press providing a 30-inch (750mm) wide-web technology for flexible packaging and sleeves.

US Greek yogurt market to reach $4bn by 2019: Technavio

The Greek yogurt revolution will continue its stateside ascent, according to Technavio. The market is slated to grow 5% each year before reaching $4bn in 2019.

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Coveris launches first industrial injection compression IML system for spreads

Coveris has launched the first industrial injection compression IML system for spreads with Unilever and Plastisud, saving up to 20% wall thickness weight.

Positive Trends in 2015 for Active & Intelligent Packaging

As the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) heads towards it annual Congress, this year in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht (18-19 November), we ask AIPIA’s managing director Eef de Ferrante what has been happening in the sector in 2015.

Danone targets zero-net carbon emission with new climate plan

Danone has created a new climate plan that it says will target zero-net carbon emissions.

Dairy alternatives market to reach $19.5bn by 2020

Global consumption of dairy alternatives is set to rise rapidly driven by Asian-Pacific, according to a recent report.

Tetra Pak: Top Six Millennial Needs

‘Millennials are coveted by major brands and represent a significant and disruptive force for the F&B industry’

Tetra Pak has characterized six underlying needs of Millennials who are the largest and most influential generation of consumers, and explains how to target them through product formulation and packaging to attract their attention.

Elopak first packaging company to join RE100 campaign

Elopak is the first major packaging company and the first Norwegian company to join the RE100 campaign, in partnership with The Climate Group, to engage, support and showcase influential companies committed to using 100% renewable power.  

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ACE UK joins OPRL as a co-owner with BRC

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK, which represents Tetra Pak, Elopak, and SIG Combibloc, has announced it will become a joint owner of OPRL, which runs the UK’s on-pack recycling label scheme.

Tetra Pak 2015 Sustainability Report

Tetra Pak to launch ad-on-pack advertising to promote UHT milk in North Africa

Tetra Pak will be reaching out to consumers through ad-on-pack and digital advertising and holding events for doctors and nutritionists, to promote the benefits of UHT milk in Morocco later this year.

Tetra Pak to improve supply chain transparency across 3,000 partners worldwide

Tetra Pak has informed all of its key suppliers they will be expected to file ethical performance reports on the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), to improve supply chain transparency.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream back on shelves after listeria scare

After a late April inspection from the FDA took Columbus-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream off the shelves, the company confirmed that they are now back in stores across the country.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

Napco expands into extrusion coating, rotogravure printing and aluminium lidding

Napco, which works with Nestle, Mars and Kwality ice cream, has expanded its corrugated, paper and plastic packaging manufacturing capabilities to include extrusion coating, rotogravure printing and aluminium lidding. 

Uflex taps into aseptic packaging demand

Uflex is expanding an Indian plant to move into aseptic packaging with the facility expected to be operational by April 2017.

Pack Expo 2015

Photochromic packaging ink, which is only visible in sunlight, to revolutionize intelligent packaging industry

Printpack has developed a photochromic ink which claims to revolutionize the packaging industry in the intelligent, interactive market segment.

Emmi launches futuristic ready to (h)eat metal packaging for cheese fondue

Together with Ardagh Group, the University of Twente and consultancy DéDutch, European dairy producer Emmi has launched a microwaveable All In One Fondü, with metal bowl and ready-to-eat cheese fondue.

Coveris partners with Arla and Valio on IML barrier thermoformed packages

Coveris has partnered with Arla and Valio on its In-mould labelling (IML) for thermoforming.

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