Processing & Packaging

The new SPX FLOW IO-Link Control Unit. Pic: SPX FLOW

New SPX FLOW IO-Link Control Unit

By Jim Cornall

SPX FLOW, Inc., a provider of process solutions for the industrial and nutrition and health markets, has launched a new control unit as a part of the CU4plus platform that now includes IO-Link communication protocol.

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IDF publishes new bulletin on heat treatment of milk

By Jim Cornall

The International Dairy Federation has released Bulletin No.516 on Heat Treatments of Milk, which looks at the processing of milk, the oldest processing technology in the dairy sector.

PerFORMing Monoloop is a formable and recyclable paper-based solution for sliced food such as cheese. Pic: Mondi

Two sustainable packaging launches from Mondi at Anuga FoodTec

By Jim Cornall

Packaging and paper company Mondi is highlighting the need for innovative packaging solutions in the fresh food industry by introducing two new recyclable packaging products - a paper-based tray and a semi-rigid plastic tray - at Anuga FoodTec.

The new report is called ‘Halving the environmental impact of the UK packaging system: How industry and key stakeholders can work together to drive positive change.’ Pic: Getty Images/o-che

IGD report urges packaging strategy rethink

By Jim Cornall

IGD has published a new report to help the food and consumer goods industry drive progress towards the shared ambition of halving the environmental impact of the UK packaging system by 2030.

MULTIVAC's W 500 horizontal flowpacker. Pic: MULTIVAC

MULTIVAC debuts new flowpacking solution

By Jim Cornall

MULTIVAC is launching its W 500 onto the market as a universal flowpacking solution, which offers flexibility for packing a wide range of food products.

The paper straw manufacturing line will have a production capacity of approximately 2.4bn straws annually. Pic: UFlex

UFlex-Asepto creating paper straws for beverages

By Jim Cornall

UFlex Limited, India's largest flexible packaging material solution and polymer science company, is setting up India's first U-shaped paper straw manufacturing line for its aseptic liquid packaging business.

Sealed Air's recycle-ready cheese. Pic: Sealed Air

Sealed Air joins Cyclyx consortium

By Jim Cornall

Cyclyx International, LLC, a consortium-based supply chain innovation company aiming to increase the recycling rate of plastic from 10% to 90%, has announced Sealed Air has joined the consortium.

Pic: Elopak

Elopak and Nippon Paper agree Oceania license

By Jim Cornall

Elopak ASA and Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd have agreed Nippon Paper will produce and sell Elopak's lineup of Pure-Pak packaging for liquid food and beverage products worldwide and introduce them to the Oceania region.

TH true MILK has launched a TH true MILK LIGHT MEAL, a combination of milk and plant-based ingredients including granular oats, walnuts and macadamia nuts. Pic: TH true MILK

TH true MILK launches new snack drink

By Jim Cornall

TH true MILK has launched a new snack drink, the TH true MILK LIGHT MEAL, which combines milk and plant-based ingredients including granular oats, walnuts and macadamia nuts.

PACK EXPO East takes place in Philadelphia March 21-23.  Pic: Getty Images/Jon Lovette

PACK EXPO East set to open

By Jim Cornall

The PACK EXPO East 2022 show floor will be the biggest in its history, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

The butter wrap format is one of several new product development projects developed using Wipak UK’s combi laminator. Pic: Wipak

Wipak UK launching recyclable paper butter wrap

By Jim Cornall

Packaging supplier Wipak UK is set to launch a UK-first recyclable paper wrap for butter, which can be recycled at kerbside within the paper waste stream and boasts a 68% carbon footprint reduction when compared to market-standard wraps (aluminum/low-density...

The companies said creating a hub with different associated companies enables them to jointly offer a complete solution for the packaging projects of companies from different sectors. Pic: Getty Images/igoriss

Barcelona Packaging Hub created

By Jim Cornall

The Barcelona Packaging Hub has been created to promote collaboration between different companies in the province of Barcelona, while giving visibility and value to the packaging technology of companies in the sector.

Elopak said continued high raw material prices impacted the Q4 results.  Pic: Elopak

Record revenues for Elopak

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian-based Elopak ASA, a supplier of carton packaging and filling equipment, said it had a satisfactory end to last year and experienced revenue growth of 12%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.

Ongoing shortages of some raw materials and supply chain disruption are impacting availability and costs.  Pic: Getty Images/o-che

Flexible packaging costs continue to rise

By Jim Cornall

The prices of materials often used for flexible packaging continued to accelerate in the final quarter of 2021, due mainly to the spike in energy costs, which began to increase dramatically after August, according to Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE), the...

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