About one-third of the UK's food packaging has been found to contain hidden latex, leading to calls for processors to note the presence of the known allergen on their products.
Driven by tougher waste legislation and set EU targets, the recovery of plastics in the bloc is growing steadily, according to a new report by Applied Market Information (AMI).
An online tool is designed to help food processors select the best gas for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP).
A packaging method that uses a gas additive could help prolong the shelf life of liquid dairy products, its developer claims.
The 'iCone' is the big new idea in carton packaging from Elopak, intended to fend off competition from plastics and provide a new vehicle for premium soft drinks.
COLOGNE, Germany: Tetra Pak yesterday launched what it claims is the world's first aseptic carton bottle, a container with a plastic transparent top.
In a move that brings it closer to a key customer, Graham Packaging has opened a new bottle-making plant in Zoetemeer, the Netherlands, on site with Royal Numico.
Corn is the operative word in packaging today, with more and more processors turning to biodegradable materials made from the crop and other plants for packing their food products.
The European Parliament yesterday approved legislation deregulating package sizes for most pre-packed products, but excluding staple beverages and foods.
The British pint of milk is unlikely to be at risk when the European Parliament votes on proposals to change EU packaging laws for consumer goods this week, says a...
A EU food safety committee is meeting in Brussels today to discuss the contamination of milk and other products with a chemical used by Tetra Pak in its packaging process.
Russian packager and food producer Nevskie Syry has launched a new line of cheese packaging using inert gases that it says can significantly extend products' shelf-life.
While Nestlé's chief executive continues to query the motives behind the Italian government's seizure of million of litres of its baby milk, details are emerging that infant formula from Royal...
As Nestlé recalls two million litres of baby milk in four European countries due to a packaging problem, the company is attempting to calm consumer fears that their children were...
Dairy processor Robert Wiseman warned farmgate milk prices would have to fall after profits tumbled 22 per cent in the first half due to rising oil and energy costs.
Announcements by Danone, Kraft and Cadbury indicate how much the rise of oil prices is affecting packaging and energy costs for food processors.
US-based Graham Packaging is to acquire four Tetra Pak plants that make HDPE (high-density polyethylene) plastic bottles for nutritional beverages and value-added dairy beverages supplying markets in Belgium, Brazil, Turkey,...
The recent unparalleled consumer trend for dairy-based beverages and probiotic drinks, together with the emergence of a so-called single-serve society, are two factors that are continuing to buoy polyethylene terephthalate...
Arla Foods' proposed sale of its packaging company, Danapak, reflects a growing trend within the European dairy sector of companies focussing exclusively on their core operations.
Aluminium packaging giant Alcan is investing $55 million to build and equip two new Russian plants - a clear indication that foreign firms are beginning to take notice of the...
A UK company claims it has found a solution which eliminates the need for costly, adhesive labelling on dairy product packaging, Tom Armitage reports.
Italian packaging firm Alcas has developed natural ice cream cups made from Dow Cargill's corn-based plastic NatureWorks PLA.
Alcan Packaging is supplying yoghurt manufacturer Müller with packs for the launch of the latest product in its Yogz brand portfolio.
A new study designed to help packaging firms appreciate the key factors influencing the integrity of heat processed rigid and flexible containers has been published.
A new range of oxygen absorbents promises to help dairy processors and cheese manufacturers better protect their products from spoilage.