Processing & Packaging

The newly-opened center is based in Rochester, NY. Pic: Proampac

ProAmpac opens new innovation center

By Jim Cornall

Flexible packaging company ProAmpac has officially opened its new Collaboration & Innovation Center (CIC) in Rochester, NY.

The machine is designed to package portions of cheese in MAP, eliminating the usual lengthwise and crosswise seals of flow pack machines. Pic: Ulma

Ulma debuts new packaging machine for cheese portions

By Jim Cornall

Spanish packaging company Ulma has added a new model of flow pack packaging machine to its catalog, with side sealing and shrink wrap film (BDF), especially designed for portions of cheese in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for direct sale to consumers.

Dairy Dialog podcast 142: Danone, Formo, PACCOR

Dairy Dialog podcast 142: Danone, Formo, PACCOR

By Jim Cornall

We have conversations with Oscar Zollman Thomas, Formo’s lead researcher; Sumathi Manjunath, digital infrastructure & sustainability director at Danone Specialized Nutrition; and PACCOR CEO, Andreas Schuette.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas is back in September. Pic: Getty Images/LPETTET

What to expect at PACK EXPO Las Vegas' September return

By Jim Cornall

Live, in-person technology in action for the first time in 18 months is one of the features of the packaging and processing trade show PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, which take place from September 27 to 29 at the Las Vegas Convention...

Pic: Getty Images/SB

Tekni-Plex to acquire Grupo Phoenix

By Jim Cornall

US headquartered Tekni-Plex has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Grupo Phoenix in a deal that will bolster Tekni-Plex’s ability to deliver market-focused, customer-driven packaging solutions, especially in the food and beverage markets.

TM-Ply webs are suitable for a range of vacuum or MAP packaging applications including refrigeration, freezing, pasteurization, and cooking. Pic: Sealed Air

Sealed Air makes thermoformable webs recycle-ready

By Jim Cornall

Sealed Air has evolved its range of thermoformable food packaging webs and made them recycle-ready as it moves toward creating 100% recyclable or reusable packaging solutions.

SIG’s aluminum-free combibloc ECOPLUS solution is now available in the combiblocMidi family format, enabling dairy customers to choose the squarish pack and tap into demand for more sustainable packaging at the same time.  Pic: SIG

SIG extends aluminum-free packaging formats

By Jim Cornall

SIG’s aluminum-free combibloc ECOPLUS solution is now available for the combiblocMidi family format, enabling dairy customers to choose the squarish pack and tap into demand for more sustainable packaging at the same time.

The new film is suitable for a range of applications across food, beverage, grocery retail, quick service restaurant, and stadium foodservice. Pic: Sidaplax

Sidaplax produces PHA home compostable packaging film

By Jim Cornall

EarthFirst Films by Sidaplax, a global bioplastic film technology and manufacturing company, announces the successful completion of the first commercial run of PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate) home-compostable packaging film.

The Pure-TwistFlip is designed to provide a new option for brands looking to meet the growing consumer demand for sustainable packaging. Pic: Elopak

Elopak debuts tethered caps

By Jim Cornall

Elopak is introducing a new tethered cap solution for its Pure-Pak cartons – the Pure-TwistFlip.

The Ferd Group, which owns Elopak, intends to remain an active and committed shareholder after the IPO. Pic: Elopak

Elopak aims for IPO in June

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian packaging company Elopak is preparing to apply for listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange, with the goal of being listed this June.

The new compact Raptor Checkweigher measures less than 1.3m.

New Fortress checkweigher for SME and dairy

By Jim Cornall

Designed for the SME and dairy sector to offset inflation and farmgate price hikes – notably rising grain feed prices and higher production costs – Fortress Technology is launching its new Raptor Checkweigher at Foodex 2021.

The new OmyaPET is an opacifier for the production of white opaque PET bottles or white opaque BOPET film and ensures a lower environmental footprint in, for example, UHT milk bottles.

Omya launches OmyaPET

By Jim Cornall

Swiss industrial mineral provider Omya International AG has launched OmyaPET, a new product family of functionalized calcium carbonates for PET applications.

The Sick SicWave ensures high-availability continuous non-contact level measurement despite dust in silos. Pic: Sick

Sick launches level measurement technology

By Jim Cornall

Sick has launched a new non-contact radar sensing technology for real-time monitoring of liquid and bulk solid levels in food and beverage storage applications.

The new GEA OptiSlicer 6000. Pic: GEA

GEA debuts OptiSlicer 6000 for cheese products

By Jim Cornall

GEA has launched the new GEA OptiSlicer 6000, which includes a range of technological advancements to slice cheese products more efficiently, resulting in: higher productivity, less downtime, easier maintenance, the lowest possible total cost of operation...

Compatible with existing filling machines, SIG’s tethered caps are designed to prevent litter and ensure caps are recycled along with cartons. They will be launched in the second half of 2021, ahead of the July 2024 deadline set by EU regulations.  Pic: SIG

SIG launching tethered caps for cartons

By Jim Cornall

SIG has announced tethered caps will be launched for its beverage cartons in Europe in the second half of 2021, ahead of the July 2024 deadline set by EU regulations.

The standard scope of KDB 3 supply includes a pre-piped and wired skid. Additional options are available for the new KDB 3 skid, providing an optimized process flow control.Pic: GEA

GEA launches KDB 3 dairy centrifuge skid for fresh cheese production

By Jim Cornall

For the production of spreadable and spoonable cheeses such as cream cheese, quark, greek yoghurt and skyr, GEA has added the KDB 3 separator as a new member to its GEA PureCon series, which includes self-cleaning separators, clarifying decanters and...

Dairy Dialog podcast 131: DSM, Milk Moovement, Sealed Air

Dairy Dialog podcast 131: DSM, Milk Moovement, Sealed Air

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have conversations with Jon King, COO of Milk Moovement; Evandro Oliveira de Souza, business lead cheese at DSM Food Specialties; and Matt Baldock, business development manager for food packaging at Sealed Air. We also have our weekly look...

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