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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.

Yili and SIG Combibloc launch yogurt drink with juice balls that explode in your mouth

Yili has partnered with SIG Combibloc to launch two Baoquzhu UHT yogurt drinks, packed in CombiblocSmall 250ml.

Berry Plastics to acquire AEP to become a ‘one-stop shop’ for customers with flexible film needs

Berry Plastics Group has entered into an agreement to acquire AEP Industries (AEP), a manufacturer of flexible plastic packaging films in North America, for $765m, expected to close in December.

Label Insight: Your SmartLabel landing pages could become more important than your website or facebook pages

While the SmartLabel initiative has been dismissed by some as an elaborate conspiracy by big food companies to avoid mandatory on-pack GMO labeling statements, it will ultimately have far broader significance...

Edible packaging from milk proteins to hit store shelves in three years, say researchers

Researchers are developing an edible milk-based protein alternative to plastic food packaging.

LiquiForm partners with Krones to commercialize its liquid forming and filling process

The LiquiForm Group has partnered with Krones, which makes filling and packaging equipment, to develop and commercialize its liquid forming and filling process.

Newamstar turns to ZW3D to design packaging and blow molding machines for liquid bottles

Newamstar, which works with Nestlé, Danone and Coca-Cola, has partnered with ZWCAD Software Company (ZWSOFT) to purchase over 100 sets of ZW3D software to design packaging and blow molding machines...

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