Smart Packaging

FRISO TrackEasy takes parents through the processes of milk collection, packaging, final quality checks and more. Pic: FRISO

FRISO first brand in Singapore to enable formula milk tracking

By Jim Cornall

FRISO, a brand of Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina, has launched FRISO TrackEasy in Singapore, an industry-first smart packaging innovation that enables parents to experience the journey of FRISO's formula milk, starting from farms to Singapore.

Nature One Dairy is YPB’s first dairy sector customer.  Pic: YPB

Nature One Dairy to use YPB Connect in SE Asia expansion

By Jim Cornall

Australian product authentication and consumer engagement solutions provider YPB Group Limited has announced Nature One Dairy has confirmed the expanded usage of YPB’s Connect codes in its regional expansion through SE Asia.

The bespoke designs can suit just about any product that can be found on the shelves of a local supermarket. Pic: DW Reusables

DW Reusables launches Shellbee tray

By Jim Cornall

DW Reusables, worldwide leader in Reusable and returnable packaging manufacturer DW Reusables has launched Shellbee, a reusable tray.

SIG is extending its range of PAC.ENGAGE QR code solutions into closures with the launch of ‘One Cap, One Code,' which enables food and beverage customers to apply QR codes to the inside of closures.  Pic: SIG

SIG launches QR code marketing inside closures

By Jim Cornall

SIG is extending its range of PAC.ENGAGE QR code solutions into closures with the launch of ‘One Cap, One Code’ for one-to-one online marketing opportunities.

Twelve different designs of the UV Flexo printed clear PET lids have been produced.

New lids for The Collective yogurt

By Jim Cornall

UK pre-cut lids manufacturer Chadwicks of Bury (part of the Clondalkin Group) has produced a differentiated lidding solution for yogurt brand, The Collective.

Dairy Dialog podcast 84: Tetra Pak, Hälsa Foods, IFT, YPACK

Dairy Dialog podcast 84: Tetra Pak, Hälsa Foods, IFT, YPACK

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s Dairy Dialog podcast, our guests are Jan Lindqvist, food technologist at Tetra Pak; Hälsa’s CEO, Mika Manninen; Thomas Burke, food safety scientist at the Institute of Food Technologists; and Dr José María Lagarón, YPACK project coordinator.

Clover Sonoma’s new packaging will be available on shelves this summer in its organic half gallon and quart milk cartons.

Clover Sonoma debuts fully renewable plant-based milk carton

By Beth Newhart

California-based dairy Clover Sonoma is making sustainability strides with the launch of a new milk carton made entirely from plant materials. It’s one of the first of its kind in the US and will hit shelves this summer.

Containers and lids are what it’s used most for, though it adapts to any rigid container, like single serve yogurt cups or milk cartons. Pics: Muller Technology

Muller Technology debuts flexible M-Line robot

By Beth Newhart

A new automation line for thin-wall packaging is available now from Muller Technology. It accommodates multiple mold types and pitches and multiple cavitation for rigid containers.

Dairy Dialog podcast 71: Froneri’s RØAR, PreScouter and Danone. Circular economy illustration: Getty Images/DragonTiger

Dairy Dialog podcast 71: Froneri’s RØAR, PreScouter and Danone

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s Dairy Dialog podcast, we have three interviews. We talk to David Boulanger, senior vice president, operations, Danone Specialized Nutrition; Ryan LaRanger, project architect, PreScouter; and Alicia Munday, global marketing manager, Froneri.

Eef de Ferrante, MD, AIPIA, (centre) at last year's Asia Summit. Photo: AIPIA

AIPIA cancels China Summit amid concerns over Coronavirus

By Jenny Eagle

AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association has announced it is postponing its China Summit, due to be held in Shanghai in April, due to concerns about Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China and many other regions.

Languiru's new premium milk, Origem, is produced from milk from only five farms.

Languiru expanding with SIG

By Jim Cornall

Brazilian dairy producer Languiru Cooperative has reaffirmed its ongoing partnership with SIG with the commissioning of another filling line from SIG.

Dr José Herrera, Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Malta, joined Muscat at the ECMA Congress. Photo: ECMA.

ECMA Congress 2019

Malta PM: ‘We were more prepared for the Millennium Bug than Brexit’

By Jenny Eagle

‘Your guess is as good as mine on Brexit’, said Joseph Muscat, the Prime Minster of Malta, at the opening of the ECMA Congress 2019 last week (September 19-20), ‘But what is obvious, is during the next few days there needs to be a meaningful engagement’.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2019 and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019 take place Sept. 23–25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

What's new at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2019?

By Jim Cornall

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2019 (Sept. 23–25; Las Vegas Convention Center) co-located with Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019, will unite machinery suppliers together with end users across vertical industries for the largest packaging event of the year.

Dairy Dialog podcast 48: Kezzler and the Carton Council

Dairy Dialog podcast 48: Kezzler and the Carton Council

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast features two guests. The first is with Kezzler’s Per Christian Myklebost, talking about the company’s traceability and consumer engagement partnership with Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina on the dairy cooperative’s...

“There has not been an innovation in shelf-stable milk for years.

Maple Hill launches milk in SIG cartons

By Beth Newhart

For the first time, Maple Hill Creamery will offer its organic, grass-fed milk in single serve SIG carton packs that have ‘minimal impact’ on the environment.

Dairy Dialog podcast 45: Rabobank and Pack Expo

Dairy Dialog podcast 45: Rabobank and Pack Expo

By Jim Cornall

The podcast this week features two interviews. The first is with Thomas Bailey, executive director of dairy research at Rabobank North America, talking about Rabobank’s latest report, ‘Making Milk Cool Again.’

Dairy Dialog 40: Inficon, Chobani and PanTheryx.  Bacterium pic: ©Getty Images/gaetan stoffel

Dairy Dialog 40: Inficon, Chobani and PanTheryx

By Jim Cornall

In this week’s podcast, we discuss leak detection technology with Bill Burnard, package integrity sales & business development manager, North America, Inficon, regarding the company’s new Contura S600 equipment. We also speak with Mark Braman, president...

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