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Breakthrough stackable PET bottle could generate 'significant savings': Sidel

Sidel has unveiled novel stackable PET bottle technology for mid-sized bottles and tells that the technology could hit the market by 2013, where touted advantages include better stackability, space...


'Cheese is like the Olympics: firms must go higher, longer, faster' - Chr. Hansen

Cash-strapped consumers demanding value mean that cheese producers need to reinvent themselves in order to 'produce more for less', according to Chr. Hansen's managing director of cheese cultures, Søren Herskind,...

Starter culture can extract more curd from milk, increasing cheese capacity – DuPont

DuPont Nutrition and Health claims that its new cheese starter culture will ‘boost capacity without increasing milk consumption’, by saving protein commonly lost in whey waste when producers use other...

Unilever open innovation platform targets sustainable packaging

Sustainable packaging has been highlighted as a key priority for Unilever as it launched an online innovation platform in a bid to uncover a raft of technical solutions to boost growth...

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Nestle lines up for Sustainable Packaging Virtual Conference

A host of leading industry voices will be taking part in our sister site’s virtual conference on Sustainable Packaging which takes place tommorow, March 8 2012, and there's still time to...

Systems Labelling claims innovation could end polypropylene ‘jazz’ days

Systems Labelling has developed a completely removable in-mould label, and claims the product could dramatically increase currently poor UK polypropylene (PP) recycling rates.

'Unique' Velcro flexible packaging partnership will offer dairy sustainability boost - Amcor

Packaging provider Amcor Flexibles has entered into a strategic partnership with Velcro Europe with the aim of offering an easy-to-open and re-seal system for fresh and dairy products.

Novel dairy waste disposal process offers significant savings on anaerobic digestion, UK firm

Lindhurst Engineering has successfully tested microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology to help dairy processors dispose of waste streams and generate energy, and MD Martin Rigley told Dairy that an...

Leading industry lights shine in Sustainable Packaging Virtual Conference

A host of leading industry voices will be taking part in our sister site’s virtual conference on Sustainable Packaging which takes place on 8 March, 2012.

Edible food packaging is the future, Harvard developer claims

US scientists have developed a food packaging technology that could eliminate the need for plastic containers, and the lead developer told that it could hit the market inside 12...

Star roles for consumers and 'innovation' in new Arla research script

Dairy processing giant Arla has revealed to that it has overhauled its research strategy for 2012, to prioritise product innovation and tailor its portfolio to specific world markets.

Eco concerns clear in recent Chinese, Indian customer visits: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak says that during recent client visits in both India and China, customers have shown an increased interest in environmental issues such as energy use, water consumption and product...

Fraunhofer looks beyond Wheylayer film coatings to ‘encouraging’ thermoformable composite work

Gemany’s Fraunhofer Institute says that after the success of research on replacing petrochemical-based polymers in food packaging film barriers with sustainable whey-based alternatives, scientists are now striving to replace EVOH...

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FrieslandCampina takes sustainable stance on dairy farming

Leading Dutch dairy processor FrieslandCampina has launched a sustainable dairy farming programme from the beginning of the year after formal approval from its member dairy farmers.

Can you Jugit? PFM spies rosy UK milk bag future with new machine

Multinational food packaging company PFM has launched a new entry level milk bagging machine onto the UK market that it hopes will benefit from a perceived trend towards bagged milk...

Our 2011 dairy digest: relive the stories that made a milk splash this year...

From killer ice cream to Nestlé and Danone cancelling or suspending local operations in China, 2011 was a roller-coaster ride for the world dairy industry. So fasten your seatbelts and...

'We're the first to hit UK zero waste to landfill target', Arla

Arla Foods claims that it is the first major dairy company in the UK to achieve zero waste to landfill throughout its entire UK business, including all its processing sites.

Pile on those truckin' pounds, say Kraft and peers, as opponents cite safety fears

US food giant Kraft says it hopes that more states are allowed to follow the lead of Maine and Vermont and allow heavier 97,000-pound trucks on interstate roads, although opponents...

State-of-the-art serrated plastic pipe cleaning tech unveiled by Arla

The UK arm of Scandinavian based dairy giant Arla has installed a new ‘state of the art’ pipe cleaning technology at its creamery in Stourton that it says will help...

Shelf-life, sustainability and substitution to drive aseptic packaging growth – report

Extended shelf-life and sustainability properties of aseptic packaging will drive demand for food and beverage applications to nearly $2.5bn by 2020, an industry report has predicted.

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Fonterra admits 'mixed' results on sustainability

The world's largest dairy processor Fonterra claims its 10,500 dairy farmers are delivering results from a sustainability standpoint, but admits that more work needs to be done.

‘Curbside exclusion’ is major challenge facing US carton recycling: Carton Council

Despite improvements to curbside carton recycling, lack of access for consumers is the major problem that the industry faces in upping recycling rates, according to the US Carton Council.

Australian study promises sustainable ‘heart-friendly’ milk

Scientists in Australia say they have conducted new research showing that feeding cows winemaking byproducts drastically cuts their methane emissions and leads to healthier milk.

Greenpeace slams Fonterra over alleged ‘climate crime’

NGO Greenpeace New Zealand (GPNZ) has attacked Fonterra’s continued use of controversial palm oil co-product, palm kernel expeller (PKE), as a supplementary dairy farm feed.

Cutting renewable energy subsidy schemes could slow sustainability progress, Dairy UK

Despite rapid progress towards sustainability goals, cuts to renewable energy subsidy schemes and multiple carbon taxes could slow the dairy industry down in terms of going “above and beyond” existing...

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