Almost half of consumers around the world would trade convenience packaging for the environment, according to a new report by The Nielson Company.
The US will continue to dominate international packaging machinery sales due to the perceived technological benefits of its products and a favorable exchange rate, a new report has said.
UK-based Alternative Waste Solutions (AWS) is set to become a major producer of recycled plastic for use by British food companies, allowing them to meet demands for cutting down on...
A new flow machine is designed for re-closure zipper packages used for products such as cheese, cold meats, breads and wraps.
In the latest briefs, Ecolab steps up its presence in diary hygiene, Graham Packaging targets dairy demand in Turkey, and UK cheese manufacturers get into the Christmas spirit.
A compostable plastic made from nanoengineered polylactic acid (PLA) is designed to meet the demands of high-temperature thermoforming packaging.
Demand for active and intelligent packaging will reach $1.1bn by 2011 in the US, driven by rapid growth in innovation and the need to improve shelf life and safety, according...
Sealed Air Corp. is close to a deal to buy the packaging arm of Alcan Inc. for between $4bn to $5bn in cash, according to Reuters News Agency.
Amcor recently announced the launch of its single layer plastic bottles, meeting demands for quality products that are also good for the environment.
Britvic, Cadbury Schweppes, Coca-Cola, and Nestle are among the companies joining Unilever and others in signing a commitment to cut down on packaging and food waste under a UK programme.
A new bioactive packaging paper under development is designed to detect and kill any pathogens that are present in a food product.
Companies will have the freedom to choose the size of packaging they use for most of their products under a new directive passed yesterday by EU member states.
Dairy group Arla Foods and packaging firm Constantia Packaging are looking to sell off their joint venture on the Danish market to focus on their core businesses.
The effectiveness of tear strips used in cardboard packaging is being tested as part of a new project, which aims to market the findings later this year.
Two different packaging seals offer easier opening with security -- while one is designed for industrial and commercial use, the other meets increasing consumer demand, the manufacturer claims.
Danone, the French food and beverage giant, is taking part in a research project into nanotechnology that could result in stronger plastic packing that also reduces waste.
A new range of vacuum cheese packaging allows the curing process to continue while extending product shelf life, its manufacturer claims.
The use of thin-walled packaging for food products is growing in Europe, with demand in the chilled sector for the format increasing at the fastest rate, according to a new...
An influential industry body has hit back at a call by environmental and consumer advocacy groups to put a tax on disposable and 'hard-to-recycle' packaging.
Proposed EU legislation would define the manufacturing practices the bloc's processors would have to take in ensuring that packaging materials do not migrate into foods.
Edible coatings based on various mixes of milk serum proteins, starch, and mesquite gum could be the basis for the next innovative wave in food packaging, says a researcher in...
Work on the UK's first factory able to recycle HDPE resin from plastic milk bottles for re-use in food packaging could start within a year, according to a government-funded recycling...
Policy makers within the US House Committee on Agriculture are mulling over a proposal to ban carbon monoxide from meat packaging in the US, potentially ending the controversy surrounding the...
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).