Dairy Crest is to reduce material costs by rolling out a new milk bottle that uses up to 21 per cent less plastic than its predecessor.
Dow Chemical Co and Mitsui have announced a joint venture to set up what they claim would be the world’s largest integrated plant to manufacture bioplastics from sugar cane-derived ethanol...
Proposals by the Irish Government to introduce a packaging tax would harm businesses and hit low-income consumers, said the UK’s Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN).
Stora Enso has unveiled plans to build a pre-commercial plant to produce ground-breaking nano-packaging material that will allow it to radically lightweight its paper and board.
Octal unveiled a new process for producing rigid PET film at Interpack that the company believes could help lift its turnover from €400m to €1.1bn in a year.
Tetra Pak is working with an institute in the US to explore the potential of turning forestry waste into plastic packaging materials.
What role will active and intelligent components play in future food and drink packaging? We caught up with Chip Tonkin, director of the US based Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design...
Tetra Pak has unveiled the full details of its new aseptic carton bottle – a package designed to rival plastic bottles at the premium end of the ambient milk market.
Oman-based Octal has launched a PET sheet product for cheese packaging that it claims offers up big production efficiency improvements.
Danone is taking a lead in the use of bioplastics for yoghurt packaging as higher volumes promise to make prices more attractive, according to European Bioplastics.
A flour product adapted especially for its resealable plastic flour pouch and a vacuum packed chocolate bar are two products that stand out above the raft of new dry food...
A £2.7m investment by packaging supplier Greiner will allow it to install a line for recycled dairy packaging to produce products such as creams, yoghurts and desserts from post-consumer plastic...
The results of the inaugural FoodProductionDaily.com survey gauging the outlook for the food and drink processing industry reveal that commodity and packaging material price increases, the bugbear of the past...
European policy makers need to be aware that taking conflicting approaches on sustainability could affect the free flow of packaged goods, according to the managing director of Europen.
Leading packaging materials and machinery supplier MWV claims its open innovation portal will generate new ideas related to sustainability, materials science and substrate development for food and drink packaging.
A new stretchable paper may signal the beginning of the end for thermoform plastic trays, Billerud told FoodProductionDaily.com at the Emballage show in Paris last week.
Sustainability and energy saving are two of the major trends driving current development in packaging and processing technology.
Beverage packaging design will revert away from a recent shift towards cost effectiveness, and back to longer-term trends such as added value and convenience, as countries begin to emerge from...
Food and beverage industry robots offer productivity and cost savings that the industry cannot ignore, according to French end-of-line packaging machinery specialist Cermex.
All of Arla’s fresh milk and Cravendale polybottles now contain 15% recycled plastic, and bosses are confident of doubling this percentage to 30% by 2015, the firm has revealed.
Huhtamaki has reached an agreement to sell most of its European rigid packaging operations for €52m as part of an ongoing strategy to offload what it sees as a non-core...
SIG Combibloc has launched a new 1-litre aseptic carton pack for long-life milk products that shaves 28 per cent off the carbon footprint of its standard packs.
The world’s first 100 percent biodegradable chip packet attracted a lot of noise last week, but not the buzz that SunChips’ maker FritoLay had been hoping for.
Milk Link and APLIX have joined forces to develop a new open and closure system to make cheese packaging more intuitive.
Developers of an eco-friendly packaging coating made from starch and clay designed to replace plastic films are seeking partners for commercialisation of the innovation.