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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...

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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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Breathable films market to reach $3.21bn by 2021 with demand for longer-shelf life in packaged cheese

The global market for breathable films is estimated to reach $3.21bn by 2021, registering a CAGR of 7.5%, between 2016 and 2021, according to MarketsandMarkets research firm. The figure was $2.10bn in 2015.

Clondalkin to debut ‘soft to touch’ tactile packaging

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Kirchberg has created tactile packaging for beverage bottles and yogurt lids, debuted at FachPack in Nuremberg, Germany (September 27-29).

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The future of packaging knows no bounds, says CDP

There are some exciting opportunities ahead as the future of packaging knows no bounds, according to Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP), but how can manufacturers tap into this space while taking...

New ‘Airshield’ technology to up shelf life while cutting costs and material used in packaged dairy

Performance Packaging has introduced its Airshield technology, which can extend the shelf of packaged foods by chemically removing oxygen from rigid and flexible dairy food packaging. 

Liqui-Box taking over Spain’s Conotainer

US liquid packaging company Liqui-Box has announced today the acquisition of Spanish company Conotainer. 

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‘Requirement to include growing amounts of data on packaging is only going to increase’

Developments in coding and marking technology have seen a significant shift in the equipment used by many food and beverage manufacturers in recent years.

Sonoco invests in production plants to create higher capacity

Packaging company Sonoco Europe has expanded its production sites for injection molded rigid plastic packaging in Zwenkau, Germany.

Egeria acquires Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Group

Dutch private equity firm Egeria has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Group from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus.

Tchin Lait UHT plant opens in Algiers

Tchin Lait, a part of Candia Group, has opened a UHT dairy production plant in Algeria.

Sonoco: ‘SquareCan opens up new possibilities in packaging design and brand management’

Sonoco Consumer Products Europe has created its first rigid paper container with a nearly square layout.

Americans adopt ‘less-is-more’ approach to ice cream, as sales of premium items outpace others

Overall ice cream sales have cooled, but global market research firm Mintel has seen strong growth in higher-priced items such as gelato and other premium ice cream products.

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