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'Cheese is intimidating': Sell the story and experience of the product to make consumers comfortable

Buying cheese can be confusing: but focusing on the story and experience behind the product can help alleviate confusion for consumers, according to an industry organization. 

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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.

Dairy companies can build trust through transparency

If dairy manufacturers want to build trust with consumers, improving transparency will go a long way, according to the Center for Food Integrity.

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.

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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...

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.

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...

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....

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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.

Multivac sees potential for growth following hay-milk cheese success

Multivac is gearing up for an expansion of its thermoforming packaging machines following sucess of Käserebellen, in Steingaden, Germany, which manufactures hay-milk cheese.

RPC Superfos answers Middle East trend with camel milk ice cream tubs

RPC Superfos has partnered with Al Ain Dairy Company in the UAE to launch ice cream made from camel’s milk in RingLock tubs.

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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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Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

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RPC Superfos wins two Scanstar awards

RPC Superfos has won two Scanstar awards in the annual Nordic packaging competition, for its EasySnacking pot on-the-go and bespoke panna cotta with fruit sauce, developed for Finnish dairy producer...

Dry milk producer installs Flexicon bulk bag discharger for baked goods, ice cream & confectionery

Franklin Farms East (FFE) in New Jersey, US, which produces dry milk and non-dairy food products used in baked goods, ice creams and confectionery products has installed a Flexicon bulk...

Technology to produce lightweight dairy, juice & water containers

Breakthrough for first commercial all-electric reciprocating blow molding machine

Velocity Equipment Solutions is realigning its business model ahead of its first commercialisation of its all-electric reciprocating blow molding technology.


Q&A: HP Hood on dairy innovation and the role of aseptic processing and packaging

Innovation is the driving force behind growth in the dairy industry, Jeffrey Andrews, senior director of contract manufacturing at HP Hood, told a crowd gathered at the 2015 International Dairy...


5 things we learned about appealing to ‘healthy beverage shoppers’

Appealing to health-focused shoppers isn’t always easy. Linda Gilbert, the founder and CEO of EcoFocus Worldwide, LLC, had some tips to make it easier for the beverage and dairy industries....


Collaborative robot reaches out to dairy industry

Universal Robots has reached out to dairy manufacturers at this year’s International Dairy Show in Chicago with its line of collaborative robots.

The future of milk? New technology increases milk’s shelf life, cuts carbon footprint

Two companies have come together to create a product they say will cut milk to 14% of its original weight - making it far easier to ship across the world.

Coveris Rigid signs deal for first UK lightweight closure caps with Arla Foods

Coveris Rigid has developed and put into production what it claims to be the lightest 38mm tamper evident cap for the dairy and beverage market, signing a deal with Arla...

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