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Fast, sensitive beverage filling meets Chinese PET single-serve needs - Sidel

Sidel has told that its new High Speed Combi Predis FMa filling system was designed meet the high volumes demanded by the single-serve PET beverage market in countries like...

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...

UK Dairy 2020 strategy is not just another ‘vision document’ - endorsee

Dairy 2020 – the UK dairy sector’s latest sustainability strategy - is not just another food industry ‘vision document’, but a plan to add value to the whole dairy supply...

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Palsgaard gets RSPO supply chain certification

Emulsifier specialist Palsgaard has obtained a Mass Balance certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

SIG Combibloc develops service to boost sustainability

SIG Combibloc has launched a 3-step service aimed at improving the sustainable practices of food manufacturers.


Fine words and cartoon cows: ‘ambitious’ UK dairy vision must be backed by cash

Another day, another food industry ‘vision document’ complete with funky cartoon cows. It seems that everyone is falling over themselves to get in on the act with such publications, especially...

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...


Tetra Evero Aseptic offers ultimate 'functionality' but we also address need for affordability: Tetra Pak

Last May Tetra Pak launched the world's first 'carton bottle' called Tetra Evero Aseptic. Michael Grosse, executive vice president of development and engineering, told Ben Bouckley how it was performing...

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Tetra Pak launches separable top to assist recycling of premium carton

Tetra Pak has launched a separable top for Tetra Evero Aseptic, its carton bottle for white milk, to aid recycling, with a perforation in the cardboard that allows for the...


FOSS claims new NIR dairy analyser offers profit and sustainability

At Anuga Food Tec 2012 FOSS launched its new near infrared dairy analyser, and in this exclusive video shot at the show, dairy market manager Dorthe Bisgård Oldrup told


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...

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