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BillerudKorsnäs expands into the Internet of Packaging

BillerudKorsnäs, which manufactures beverage, snacks and confectionery packaging, is further expanding into the Internet of Packaging by investing in a minority holding in UK technology firm Hanhaa.

Demand for flexible packaging film for pre-packed cheese growing at a higher rate than all cheese sales

High-barrier packaging film consumption for dairy products is set to grow 3.2% a year from 2016–2021 to approximately 84,000 tonnes worldwide, says Smither’s Pira.

Uflex first company to launch its own aseptic carton packaging in India

Uflex has launched its own aseptic carton packaging called Asepto in India, investing approximately $100m in a purpose-built factory to start production in April 2017.

Amcor sees a rise in conversion from glass to plastic

Amcor Rigid Plastics will invest $40m to double production at its Bellevue, Ohio facility after demand from manufacturers converting from glass to plastic.

Klöckner Pentaplast Group to propose public offering of its common stock

Kleopatra Holdings, the holding company for Klöckner Pentaplast Group has filed a statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to propose an initial public offering of its common stock. ...

Sales expected to reach $16.15bn in 2022

High demand for resealable closures thanks to extended shelf life

Sales in resealable closures and spouts are expected to reach $16.15bn in 2022, driving future F&B market growth, says Zion Market Research.

What will the top texture trends be in 2017?

In 2016 15% of new food products launched in Europe employed themes concerning texture combinations – often on well-established product types such as yoghurt. FoodNavigator looks at some of the...

Egeria completes Clondalkin Flexible Packaging acquisition

Egeria has completed its acquisition of Clondalkin Flexible Packaging, according to Moorgate Capital.

BillerudKorsnäs hires Pöyry to build ‘world’s largest’ packaging board machine

BillerudKorsnäs has partnered with Pöyry mill engineering services to construct a $622m board machine at Gruvön, in Sweden.

Amcor launches clear PET bottles for dairy, aseptic and HPP liquid beverages

Amcor Rigid Plastics has launched a series of clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and preforms for dairy, aseptic, and high-pressure processed (HPP) liquid beverages.

Federal court shoots down slack-filled container allegations against Muscle Milk

Muscle Milk has dismissed allegations in a New York federal court that it was intentionally underfilling its protein powder products by 30% in non-transparent containers.

Virginia Tech study finds LED lights shield fresh taste of milk better than fluorescent

Virginia Tech scientists discovered that LED lighting installed in retail display cases can improve the taste of milk packed in translucent high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers and improve overall consumer acceptance...

Toray Plastics seals the deal for refrigerated and frozen dairy products with LumiLid XL7W

Toray Plastics has come out with LumiLid XL7W, a white, “easy-to-peel,” PET film for refrigerated and frozen dairy foods packaged in polypropylene (PP) containers. 

Unilever revamps margarine packaging to promote active plant ingredients

Unilever has partnered with Design Bridge design agency to change its Flora ProActiv spread packaging to promote a premium, healthy lifestyle message.

‘You can’t get Feta than that’, claims Blogger as she creates first ever cheese Advent calendar

Food writer, Annem Hobson, is turning her passion into a reality thanks to overwhelming consumer support to create the first ever cheese Advent calendar.

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Thinfilm to launch smart labels for temperature sensitive dairy products

Thinfilm will launch a smart labels product line next year focusing on temperature sensitive products, such as dairy.

Coveris aims to be launch pad for dairy brands with blank slate packaging solutions

Chicago-based packaging and coating solutions provider, Coveris, introduced its Nextrus shrink bags highlighting its “glass like” clarity and a 15 to 20% waste reduction using one piece of flexible PET...

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Stora Enso expands RFID technology across wine, food and dairy markets

Stora Enso is continuing to expand its intelligent packaging (IP) technology across the wine, food and dairy market sectors, working with brand owners and customers to help them to understand...

AIPIA Congress 2016

Digimarc: ‘Think about packaging as your own built-in media network’

Active, intelligent packaging is similar to the 1950s phenomenon of TV, according to Digimarc, which creates digital barcode scanners for products including ice cream tubs, biscuits and chips.

Lactote – a revolution in milk packaging?

Plastic milk crates have been in use by dairies and supermarkets for the best part of half a century.

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Active, intelligent packaging industry to double to €32bn by 2022

The active, intelligent packaging industry will double in size from €15bn in 2015 to €32bn in 2022, according to AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging industry Association).

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Daisy Brand wakes up sleepy sour cream category with squeezable packaging

Daisy Brand set out to transform how sour cream is usually consumed, shifting away from spooning it out from a plastic tub to a packaging that drives further usage.

Agropur taps into ‘collective intelligence’ with dairy innovation program

Three Canadian companies, Agropur Cooperative and Quartier de l’innovation de Montreal (QI), Ag BioCentre, and NineSigma, headquartered in the US, are teaming up to launch “Inno Challenge,” a new program...

Schuman Cheese finds consumers will pay more for transparency in cheese products

Schuman Cheese, with the help from marketing agency Emergent, is continuing to roll out its “True Cheese” program to tackle the issue of Italian hard cheese adulteration, which is estimated...

Senior spotlight: Tetra Pak taps into what beverage makers should know about this key generation

For the latest edition of Tetra Pak’s annual Consumer Generations Whitepaper series, the packaging giant interviewed more than 40,000 people and gathered insights from 27 different developed and developing countries,...

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