Consumers rank glass as most eco packaging material, says FEVE
21-Apr-2009 By Jane Byrne
Half of those surveyed in a European wide study said that glass has a more positive impact on the environment than other packaging materials such as plastics, metal cans and cartons, according to the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE).
Bosch streamlines packaging businesses
Bosch Packaging Technology has reorganised its packaging and processing businesses.
Bioplastics show potential but some hurdles remain
03-Apr-2009 By staff reporter
New developments could help bioplastics emerge from its early infancy in the coming years, according to a report from Environmental Data Services, but some obstacles still remain.
Recycling logo for consumer packaging launched in UK
18-Mar-2009 By Katie Bird
Major UK supermarkets have signed up to a new recycling logo for consumer packaging, aiming to present how much of the packaging can be recycled and where.
Eco packaging informs grocery habits, says survey
Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2009
10-Mar-2009 By Jane Byrne
Nearly 60 per cent of consumers pay attention to the environmental friendliness of food and drink packaging material during their grocery shopping, claims a new survey released today at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne.
Packaging minimisation not enough, says DuPont
26-Feb-2009 By Jane Byrne
Rethinking package design as well as the materials used is the key to eliminating packaging waste through either recycling or recovery using methods like incineration, argues DuPont.
Packaging firm aims to look good and cut waste
20-Feb-2009 By Jane Byrne
Sudpack said that a growing demand from its food manufacturer customer base for the optimal use of raw materials, a reduction in waste and packaging that gives product shelf stand out appeal is driving its current developments.
Rock paper may offer packaging alternative
04-Feb-2009 By Jane Byrne
Limestone derived paper offers food manufacturers an environmentally responsible packaging material for a range of products, as not being sourced from timber, it helps to preserve the earth’s forests, claims its distributor.
Study finds packaging chemical may hinder fertility
29-Jan-2009 By Jane Byrne
A US study has found that perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are used in areas such as food packaging, pesticides, clothing, carpets and personal care products, may be linked to infertility in women.
Bill would ban BPA in packaging for infants
20-Jan-2009 By Jane Byrne
A Washington State bill aims to ban chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in food or drink containers for children three and younger, including plastic baby bottles and cans of infant formula.
Plastic could be ‘whey’ more recyclable
31-Oct-2008 By Jane Byrne
The WHEYLAYER project, set to get underway next week, is focusing on developing a whey protein coated film for use with plastics films in food packaging.
More responsive e-packaging on the horizon
24-Oct-2008 By Jane Byrne
Printed electronics will provide added value packaging to enable food and drink companies enhance their existing brands with multiple promotion, safety, security and entertainment features, claims a RFID and smart packaging consultant firm.
New resin targets dairy and confectionery packaging markets
24-Sep-2008 By Jane Byrne
A new polypropylene (PP) injection moulding grade of plastic resin allows food packagers the ability to increase production, while cutting down on the material needed, the manufacturer claims.
New guide evaluates 'active' and 'intelligent' packaging
24-Sep-2008 By Jane Byrne
Active and intelligent packaging is the focus of a new review produced by the Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association (CCFRA).
Consumers fear the packaging - a BPA alternative is needed now
22-Sep-2008 By Jane Byrne
“I have a bad feeling about this.” Luke Skywalker’s warning in the movie blockbuster Star Wars could equally be applied to consumers’ concerns about Bisphenol A (BPA).
Draft US report reaffirms safety of BPA in food packaging
20-Aug-2008 By staff reporter
In a draft risk assessment, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that an adequate margin of safety exists for the chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA) at current levels of exposure from food contact uses.
Packaging testing tool can aid quality control, claims Mecmesin
11-Aug-2008 By staff reporter
Mecmesin said it will be demonstrating how critical it is to test packaging and maintain quality control at the Interplas show in September.
Low cost texture analyser can measure food and packaging, says firm
04-Aug-2008 By Jane Byrne
A new easy-to-operate texture tool is a cost effective way for processors to measure the texture of food products as well as their packaging, says developer Brookfield Engineering.
UK firm meeting growing demand for rPET packaging
31-Jul-2008 By Jane Byrne
Linpac Packaging has invested £3m in new equipment to enable it to manufacture recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) packaging at its UK facility in West Yorkshire.
EFSA issues guide on food grade plastic recycling
02-Jul-2008 By Jane Byrne
New guidelines concerning the recycling of plastics intended for use in the packaging of foods have been published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Nanotechnology-enabled packaging regulation roadmap offered:study
26-Jun-2008 By Jane Byrne
A new study provides a roadmap for consumers, food manufacturers and government through potential US regulatory issues for nanotechnology-enabled food packaging, claims the report's author.
Milk Link invests to target packaging innovations
04-Jun-2008 By Neil Merrett
Milk Link, a UK-based dairy cooperative, has announced it has
completed a major investment at its Oswestry cheese-packaging
plant, which its claims will become one of the most advanced sites
of its kind in the country.
Integrated packaging line cuts operating costs, says Tetra Pak
03-Jun-2008 By Jane Byrne
A new integrated, aseptic carton packaging line offers processors reduced costs, as well as increased equipment reliability and capacity, claims manufacturer Tetra Pak.
Tetra Pak invests in Italian packaging materials plant
21-May-2008 By Jess Halliday
Tetra Pak is stumping up €26m for an upgrade of its Italian
packaging materials plant that will significantly increase its
printing and lamination capacity, and boost the quality and speed
of its service.
Bericap expands light weight plastic closure range
16-May-2008 By Linda Rano
Bericap's range of light weight closures save their customers money
and offer a greener alternative, according to the company.
UK could lead milk eco-packaging potential
07-May-2008 By Neil Merrett
The UK is one of the most significant markets for the use of
plastic packaging in milk bottles, and could lead the way for
environmental innovation in the bloc, a new report says.
Chalk-based dairy packaging enters home market
15-Apr-2008 By Chris Jones
A new packaging product produced from chalk by Swedish firm Ecolean
has been launched in its home market after several successful years
in China and Russia.
ITW creates new EU packaging division
02-Apr-2008 By Charlotte Eyre
US-based Illinois Tool Works (ITW) has established a new division,
ITW Packaging, which the company says will focus on providing
multipack technologies to the European food markets.
Aseptic film improves safety of bag-in-box packaging
26-Mar-2008 By Laura Crowley
Arena Products is responding to the increasing pressures for
manufacturers to ensure food safety by adding aseptic-filling
capabilities to its Air-Evac Bag-in-Box packaging.
The packaging that consumers will give up - survey
20-Feb-2008 By Linda Rano
Almost half of consumers around the world would trade convenience
packaging for the environment, according to a new report by The
Cost and innovation drive US packaging dominance
15-Feb-2008 By Neil Merrett
The US will continue to dominate international packaging machinery
sales due to the perceived technological benefits of its products
and a favorable exchange rate, a new report has said.
Plastics recycling firm targets food grade packaging
08-Jan-2008 By Dominique Patton
UK-based Alternative Waste Solutions (AWS) is set to become a major
producer of recycled plastic for use by British food companies,
allowing them to meet demands for cutting down on waste.
New flow machine designed for zipper packaging
06-Dec-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
A new flow machine is designed for re-closure zipper packages used
for products such as cheese, cold meats, breads and wraps.
Briefs: Ecolab, Graham Packaging and ceremonious cheeses
06-Dec-2007 By Neil Merrett
In the latest briefs, Ecolab steps up its presence in diary
hygiene, Graham Packaging targets dairy demand in Turkey, and UK
cheese manufacturers get into the Christmas spirit.
PLA plastic nanoengineered for high temperature thermoforming
08-Nov-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
A compostable plastic made from nanoengineered polylactic acid
(PLA) is designed to meet the demands of high-temperature
Intelligent and active packaging to reach $1.1 billion by 2011
30-Aug-2007 By George Reynolds
Demand for active and intelligent packaging will reach $1.1bn by
2011 in the US, driven by rapid growth in innovation and the need
to improve shelf life and safety, according to a new Freedonia
Sealed Air in deal for Alcan packaging?
21-Aug-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
Sealed Air Corp. is close to a deal to buy the packaging arm of
Alcan Inc. for between $4bn to $5bn in cash, according to Reuters
Amcor launches monolayer plastic packaging for milk
18-Jun-2007 By Charlotte Eyre
Amcor recently announced the launch of its single layer plastic
bottles, meeting demands for quality products that are also good
for the environment.
Big names commit to cutting packaging, food waste
15-Jun-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
Britvic, Cadbury Schweppes, Coca-Cola, and Nestle are among the
companies joining Unilever and others in signing a commitment to
cut down on packaging and food waste under a UK programme.
Bioactive paper packaging under development
24-May-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
A new bioactive packaging paper under development is designed to
detect and kill any pathogens that are present in a food product.
EU approves packaging size liberalisation
22-May-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
Companies will have the freedom to choose the size of packaging
they use for most of their products under a new directive passed
yesterday by EU member states.
Arla poised to sell packaging venture
11-May-2007 By Chris Mercer
Dairy group Arla Foods and packaging firm Constantia Packaging are
looking to sell off their joint venture on the Danish market to
focus on their core businesses.
Project aims to tear strips off packaging problems
05-Apr-2007 By George Reynolds
The effectiveness of tear strips used in cardboard packaging is
being tested as part of a new project, which aims to market the
findings later this year.
New easy open seals close packaging dilemma
03-Apr-2007 By George Reynolds
Two different packaging seals offer easier opening with security --
while one is designed for industrial and commercial use, the other
meets increasing consumer demand, the manufacturer claims.
Nano project aims to reduce packaging waste
26-Feb-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
Danone, the French food and beverage giant, is taking part in a
research project into nanotechnology that could result in stronger
plastic packing that also reduces waste.
Cryovac breaths new life into cheese packaging
11-Dec-2006 By George Reynolds
A new range of vacuum cheese packaging allows the curing process to
continue while extending product shelf life, its manufacturer
Chilled foods embrace thin-walled packaging
06-Dec-2006 By Ahmed Elamin
The use of thin-walled packaging for food products is growing in
Europe, with demand in the chilled sector for the format increasing
at the fastest rate, according to a new report.
Tax on packaging proposal slammed by industry body
29-Nov-2006 By George Reynolds
An influential industry body has hit back at a call by
environmental and consumer advocacy groups to put a tax on
disposable and 'hard-to-recycle' packaging.
Draft law focuses on packaging contaminants
11-Sep-2006 By Ahmed ElAmin
Proposed EU legislation would define the manufacturing practices
the bloc's processors would have to take in ensuring that packaging
materials do not migrate into foods.
Edible packaging seen as next wave of innovation
06-Sep-2006 By Ahmed ElAmin
Edible coatings based on various mixes of milk serum proteins,
starch, and mesquite gum could be the basis for the next innovative
wave in food packaging, says a researcher in Spain.