Packaging & Packing Materials, Containers

More than 61m gallons of milk are wasted by households in the UK every year, at a cost of £25m. Pic: Getty/Anon_Pichit

Could better packaging revive the milk industry?

By Beth Newhart

A study commissioned by Noluma International, which offers light protection services and certification for CPG products, suggests that proper light-protective packaging could help stem the decline in fluid milk consumption.

Dairy manufacturers are struggling with production efficiency, unplanned machine downtime, maintaining quality, and environmental sustainability.

Processing dairy trends at ProFood Tech

By Beth Newhart

Production efficiency, automation innovation and CPG trends in dairy were all showcased at the ProFood Tech show in Chicago last week.

Toyo Printing Inks Manisa plant. Photo: Toyo Ink.

Toyo Ink Group to expand in Africa

By Jenny Eagle

Toyo Ink Group has announced plans to open a sales subsidiary in Casablanca, Morocco, to expand across the African continent.

Flat Wine Bottle by Delivering Happiness. Photo: Dow.

Dow opens entries for its 2019 Packaging Innovation Awards

By Jenny Eagle

From a Flat Wine Bottle, to Mix On Command (MOC) Shaker Bag, PaperBoat Thandai Retortable Profile Pouch and KitKat Celebreak box; Dow is on the hunt for this year’s breakthrough designs for its Packaging Innovation Awards 2019.

NMPF writes letter of support to Chobani in plant-based debate

By Beth Newhart

National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) president and CEO Jim Mulhern wrote a letter this week to Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO of Chobani. It expressed support of Chobani’s position in the ongoing debate of plant-based foods using dairy terms in labeling.

The SIG Tech Centre in China. Photo: SIG.

SIG opens China Tech Centre

By Jenny Eagle

SIG has opened a Tech Centre, close to its packaging plant in Suzhou, China, to support customers who want to develop and implement new product concepts and market-ready packaging.

Ben & Jerry’s to eliminate plastic from all Scoop Shops

By Beth Newhart

Following the example of many other high-profile companies, Ben & Jerry’s has announced plans to combat the environmental effects of single-use plastic. It will be removed from its Scoop Shop locations worldwide by the end of 2020.

Dairy equipment like this is available regularly at auctions, but not often in southern Florida. Pic: ©GettyImages/BrianAJackson

New Mill Capital hosts fluid milk jug plant auction in Florida

By Beth Newhart

Machinery from a high volume fluid milk jug plant in southern Florida is up for auction this week, including milk silos, homogenizers and processors. Auctioneers New Mill Capital will oversee the online sale, open to all global customers.

Wulftec end-of-line packaging machines. Photo; Wulftec YouTube.

Duravant expands end-of-line packaging portfolio

By Jenny Eagle

Duravant equipment and automation provider to the food processing, packaging and material handling sectors, has acquired Wulftec International to expand its integration and automation portfolio.

New evidence suggests any kind of light can spoil dairy products

By Beth Newhart

Light protection services and certification company Noluma has released new research that tackles the effects of light exposure on milk and other dairy products. Vitamin A, vitamin D and riboflavin levels in milk all begin to deplete after just two hours.