Processing & Packaging

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...

Around 70% of Scholle IPN revenues are in food and beverages.  Pic: SIG/Scholle IPN

SIG to acquire packaging company Scholle IPN

By Jim Cornall

SIG has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Scholle IPN, a privately held company, for an enterprise value of €1.36bn ($1.53bn) and an equity value of €1.05bn ($1.18bn).

SIG has launched SIGNATURE EVO, the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging materials for aseptic carton packs. Pic: SIG

SIG debuts SIGNATURE EVO

By Jim Cornall

SIG has announced the launch of SIGNATURE EVO, which it said is the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging material for aseptic carton packs.

The Pittston based facility of Cardbox Packaging, Inc started its production in the fall of 2019. Pic: Cardbox Packaging

Cardbox Packaging receives FSC CoC certification

By Jim Cornall

Cardbox Packaging, which produces paper labels and sleeves, has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification from the Soil Association Certification.

More than 300bn lids are produced globally each year. Pic: UniCup Scandinavia

Swedish company develops bio-based beverage cup lid

By Jim Cornall

In response to potential EU legislation, Swedish company UniCup Scandinavia AB has created a new bio-based lid made of spruce and pine. The Liplid is placed inside, rather than on, the cup, and the company said this improves the stability and drinking...

SIG is launching its new family-size aseptic carton pack, combivita, in three volume sizes. Pic: SIG

SIG launches combivita

By Jim Cornall

SIG is launching its new family-size aseptic carton pack, combivita.

The new foil packaging can be used for dairy and dairy alternative beverages.  Pic: Uflex

UFlex showcasing new foil stamping for beverage cartons

By Jim Cornall

UFlex, India’s largest multinational flexible packaging and polymer science company, and the first Indian manufacturer of aseptic liquid packaging material and filling lines under the brand name Asepto, will showcase its new ‘foil stamping’ innovation...

Innovation in the yogurt section of the dairy aisles needs careful consideration of equipment, according to SPX FLOW. Pic: Getty Images/kzenon

Things to consider when creating new yogurt recipes

By Jim Cornall

As consumers grow increasingly aware of the benefits of fermented products, especially probiotic yogurt, there’s a dire need for fermented technology companies to partner with dairies.

The new GEA SmartFil M1 powder packaging system offers flexible low rate operation for hygienic packaging for dry, fine powders to coarse granular products. Pic: GEA

GEA introduces new powder packaging system for dairies

By Jim Cornall

Technology group GEA is launching a new packaging line for dairy and food powders or granules. The new GEA SmartFil M1 has been developed to provide a range of filling configurations to meet the needs of the food, dairy and pet food industry for low-capacity...

Solvay is urging fellow companies to work together to turn PVDC recycling into reality. Pic: Getty Images/Bigmouse108

Solvay develops process for recycling PVDC

By Jim Cornall

Solvay, a Belgian science company delivering materials for food packaging, has conducted a proof of concept showing that polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) has the potential to be recycled.

PACK EXPO takes place next week in Las Vegas. Pic: Getty Images/LPETTET

PMMI on predictive maintenance

By Jim Cornall

Predictive maintenance has become more than just a catchword for the packaging and processing industry, growing to an impactful necessity for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, according to the Packaging and Predictive Maintenance white paper produced...

Cavitation occurs when the liquid in a centrifugal pump starts to vaporize and create bubbles. Pic: ABB

Driving away bubble trouble

By Jim Cornall

Pump cavitation is a serious issue for the dairy industry. As well as damaging pumping systems, it can result in poor quality products that may even have to be discarded.

The completed thermalizer raises the temperature of the product from -5°C to 18°C prior to the final heater. Pic: HRS

HRS meets tight spec for dairy heat exchanger

By Jim Cornall

Burra Foods is an Australian dairy ingredient processor, producing value-added dairy products for the global food manufacturing market. An upgrade at its processing plant in Korumburra in the State of Victoria necessitated the use of a heat exchanger...

   The seat valves with increased pressure and temperature range control and switch media with up to 25 bar overpressure and temperatures from -40°C to 230°C. Pic: Bürkert Fluid Control Systems

New Bürkert control valves with 1m switching cycles

By Jim Cornall

Bürkert has introduced durable and low-maintenance on/off and control valves for switching and controlling gases, liquids and steam in the process and food industries that are suitable for media pressures up to 25 bar and temperatures up to 230°C.

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