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Flexible packaging guide outlines good practice

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.

Oxygen scavenging packaging cuts spoilage

A new range of oxygen absorbents promises to help dairy processors and cheese manufacturers better protect their products from spoilage.

Russia: Flexible packaging set to dominate

Consumers and producers are united in their desire for lighter, functional packaging on the Russian food market, driving the development of plastics and paper in the dairy, bakery and confectionery...

Ice cream packaging concept to lure impulsive UK consumers

A UK firm has come up with an innovative packaging and processing solution that will allow smaller retailers to create their own branded ice-cream products at the point of sale...

Lighter, thinner packaging growing rapidly in Poland

Thin, flexible and easy to handle - that is the major food packaging trend emerging on the Polish market, helped along by rising sales of dairy products and new hygiene...

Packaging machinery firms see potential in China

China has become the second largest importer of packaging machinery in the world, a topic that will be highlighted this week at Interfood Shanghai 2004.

Safety first in the packaging supply chain

US-based packaging distributor Hughes Enterprises argues that attention to packaging is vital in ensuring total supply chain safety, reports Anthony Fletcher.

Elopak curves up the packaging market

Leading Norwegian dairy TINE has launched Smak, a range of three lactose-reduced milks, using Elopak's new Pure-Pak Curve cartons with Pure-Cap UE screw caps.

UK dairy to set pace for packaging industry

The lagging UK packaging industry is vesting hopes in the dairy sector as the source of a next generation of innovative packaging, but individual companies view this opportunity as unlikely...

Scientists create healthy edible packaging

US scientists have designed an edible film made from natural ingredients that protects foods coated in the material from spoiling. The film can also hold vitamins and other nutrients within...

Krones pushes packaging technology

Packaging and bottling systems provider Krones has developed a new high-speed packing tray capable of running at up to 100 cycles per minute and a new PET-Asept Filling System for...

Packaging innovation in the MENA dairy market

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) consumed some 200,000 tonnes of processed cheese last year, a rise of nearly 18 per cent on the 165,000 tonnes consumed in 2000,...

Kerry adopts heat sealer from Packaging Automation

Kerry Foods, a leading supplier of value-added foods to major supermarket chains, has installed a PA2016 heat-sealing machine, equipped with modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) capability, at its production plant in...

Perfect scoop packaging

One Shot, the UK ice cream dispensing company, has launched a new type of container for Solmia ice cream.

New packaging to crack Russian yoghurt market

Yoghurtbox, is claimed to be a unique type of packaging that once used can become somewhat of a building block for young children to play with.

Convenient packaging solutions

Packaging Automation is set to unveil a new filling and sealing machine at this year's PPMA exhibition to be held in Birmingham, UK, from 23...

Wensleydale upgrades flexible packaging line

UK cheese producer Wensleydale has linked up with Ulma, a leading player in the country's flexible packaging marketplace, for a new packaging solution to cope...

Serac launches dairy packaging machines

Serac, the French company which is exhibiting at today's AnugaTec, has expanded its product range with the addition of pre-formed cup packaging machines for milk...

Danish dairy opts for Amcor flexible packaging

One of Denmark's largest food trading companies, F. Uhrenholt Dairy, has chosen Amcor's EasyPack system for its new Friendship brand of grated cheese - Mozzarella...

A solution for leaking dairy packaging

In the US, Alcoa Closure Systems International has launched a screw-on/screw-off dairy closure, which is said to provide extra safe sealing ability for liquid dairy...

US trend towards smaller ice cream packaging

In the US, Mayfield Dairy will follow an industry trend resulting from the rising cost of ingredients by moving Mayfield "Select" Ice Cream flavours into...

Cheese packaging extends shelf life

The shelf-life of cheeses may triple from the present 2-3 months up to 9 months, with the help of a new concept. The advancement has...

New hard cheese packaging extends shelf life

Hard cheeses packed in new biopolymers which will give them an extended shelf-life may be on the shelves in the near future. Substituting fossil plastic...

Edible packaging from dairy ingredient

A scientist at the US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has received a patent for her method to turn a milk protein into water-resistant films that...

Edible packaging from dairy protein

A scientist at the US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has received a patent for her method to turn a milk protein into water-resistant films that...

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