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Aseptic technologies are ‘strong and growing’: World renowned expert

Aseptic processing and packaging is a ‘strong and growing series of technologies’, despite being much more complex than canning or traditional terminal sterilization, according to a leading expert.

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Cut dairy packaging investment, risk profits and quality - Mintel

In the current economic climate, dairy processors are looking across their businesses for opportunities to reduce outgoings and increase margins. But firms that cut packaging investment are only risking profits...

MINTEL PREDICTS STRONG US GROWTH FOR HEALTHY KIDS YOGURT DRINKS

Dannon took two years to win 25% Danimals Smoothies sugar cut

Dairy giant Dannon (Danone) says it spent two years reformulating its Danimals Smoothies for kids in the US to achieve a 25% sugar reduction, as Mintel predicts strong growth for...

100% light-proof fresh milk bottle a ‘game-changer’ - Fonterra

Fonterra has unveiled a new triple-layer 100% light-proof bottle – an innovation its claims will lock in the organoleptic and nutritional properties of fresh milk that can be damaged and...

Tetra Pak director outlines ‘holistic’ approach to sustainable packaging

Mario Abreu, global environment director, recycling and base materials, at Tetra Pak’s Global Environment team, tells BeverageDaily.com that while closed-loop recycling is important, the firm favors a more holistic approach...

Self-heating packaging for infant formula emerges

Dutch start-up Aestech has developed self-heating packaging for semi-liquid food, particularly baby food.

Consumer preference drove Elopak gable top carton move – Arla Sweden

Arla Sverige - Arla Foods’ Swedish dairy business - has cited consumer demand as the driving force behind its recent switch to screw cap gable top cartons.

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Tetra Pak claims ‘world first’ in aseptic carton packaging

Tetra Pak says its TBA/19 Retrofitability Kit allows clients to transform the package shape and base area on the same machine platform, and claims the launch is a world first.

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Four-pint plastic milk bottle development ‘world’s lightest’ - Nampak

UK-based Nampak Plastics claims to have created the world’s lightest four-pint high density polyethylene (HDPE) bottle – an innovation it believes could herald environmental improvements for the British milk sector.

Paperboard bottle combines 'best features' of cartons, bottles - SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc has unveiled its latest beverage packaging innovation - a paperboard bottle that combines the “best features” of a carton pack with the best features of a bottle....

Amcor introduces eco-friendly packaging films

Amcor has launched a film for fresh and dairy applications with reduced packaging weight and increased environmental properties.   

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Weidenhammer Packaging has designs on milk powder

Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG) has introduced a new composite can with hinged lid and integrated membrane seal for German chocolate milk powder brand Goody Cao.

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Kraft Foods recalls Jalapeno cheese products over packaging concern

Kraft Foods has initiated a recall for a batch of its Jalapeno variety String Cheese product over concerns that a packaging error could present a choking hazard.

SIG Combibloc launches ultra-slim carton to meet increasing small-format demand

SIG Combibloc has launched a range of extra-slim, small-format beverage cartons in an effort to meet demand for smaller, more convenient packaging from emerging market consumers.

Commission launches packaging cartel probe

The European Commission (EC) has informed 13 firms supplying packaging for meat, fish and cheese products that they may have participated in a cartel for up to eight years.

Asia driving aseptic packaging demand - report

Increasing disposable consumer income especially in Asia will drive the growth of aseptic packaging in the next five years, according to a market analysis.

Finnish study touts xylans as starch replacer in future bioplastics

A new Finnish study suggests that xylans and mannans, plant cell wall polysaccharides derived from agricultural and forestry sidestreams, could replace starch as a base material for biodegradable packaging.

Cheese packaging innovations ‘squeezed out’ by retailers – marketing expert

Packaging innovation has been “squeezed out” of the cheese manufacturing sector by retailers dictating the size and format of the products on their shelves, a cheese marketing expert has claimed.

Kraft urges FSANZ to remove plant sterol-enriched cheese packaging restrictions

Kraft Foods has urged Australasian authorities to remove restrictions on the package size of low-fat cheese enriched with phytosterol esters – less than two years after calling for their implementation.

Cartons trounce HDPE and PET in new life cycle study: SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc claims that a new life-cycle assessment (LCA) by Germany’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU) confirms milk cartons have a better environmental profile than HDPE or PET...

Billerud to merge with Korsnas to create all-Swedish packaging fibre giant

Billerud  has announced it is to merge with fellow Swedish packaging outfit Korsnas as part of a bid to create a leading virgin-fibre market player with an annual turnover exceeding...

Europen unveils new European packaging legislation guide

Industry body Europen has released a new guide to European packaging legislation.

Call for HDPE recycling action by EU trade body

All the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) value chain needs to take action to increase recycling rates, according to an EU body representing plastic recyclers.

Sealed Air slams rivals for 'market misinformation' over chlorine use in cheese packaging

Multinational packaging player Sealed Air has rejected ‘competitor claims’ and ‘retailer misconceptions’ regarding its use of chlorine-based barrier material PVDC in its vacuum shrink bags, and says these have created...

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