Sacmi is working to further develop its “innovative” compression blow forming (CBF) technology, in an effort to increase the appeal of the equipment to dairy product manufacturers.
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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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...
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...
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...
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...
Dutch start-up Aestech has developed self-heating packaging for semi-liquid food, particularly baby food.
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.
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.
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.
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 has launched a film for fresh and dairy applications with reduced packaging weight and increased environmental properties.
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.
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 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.
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.
Increasing disposable consumer income especially in Asia will drive the growth of aseptic packaging in the next five years, according to a market analysis.
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.
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 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.
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 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...
Industry body Europen has released a new guide to European packaging legislation.
All the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) value chain needs to take action to increase recycling rates, according to an EU body representing plastic recyclers.