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Social media is changing the way brands think about packaging

By Jenny Eagle

From consumer digital engagement to reverse writing on packaging which appears left to right on selfies, Christopher Houghton, brand innovation and packaging, Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP) highlights the five areas to ensure ‘Context is King’.

Arla Foods and Noluma feature in this week's podcast.

Dairy Dialog podcast 31: Arla Foods packaging announcement and Noluma

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast features two interviews, one with Arla Foods’ head of Europe, Peter Giørtz-Carlsen on its recent packaging announcement, and another with Noluma International LLC CEO Divya Chopra on light damage of milk. We also have...

Tetra Pak worked with Lactinov to ensure the packaging was transportable overseas with outer cartons, which contain 24 single units and come with a handle to pick-up them up easily.

Lactinov’s Promess continues to impress

By Jim Cornall

One of the companies exhibiting at the Gulfood show in Dubai recently was Lactinov, a subsidiary of the French dairy cooperative Lact’Union Group.

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.

The show also includes 45 hours of educational programming.

What’s new at ProFood Tech 2019?

By Jim Cornall

ProFood Tech, which takes place March 26-28 at McCormick Place, Chicago, will deliver an array of best practices and innovative solutions in processing to food and beverage professionals.

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.

Dairy Dialog podcast 20: ProFood Tech and Food Forward. Pic: ©Getty Images/Birute

Dairy Dialog podcast 20: ProFood Tech 2019 and Food Forward

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast features a preview of the ProFood Tech event taking place in Chicago in March, with Laura Thomson senior director of expositions, PMMI, and Neil Moran, senior vice president, finance, administration & trade show, IDFA;...

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.

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.

Interviews with Arla Foods and International Dispensing Corporation.

Dairy Dialog podcast 15: Arla Foods and IDC

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast takes a look at this week’s acquisition by Arla Foods, as well as US company International Dispensing Corporation's (IDC) hopes of helping the dairy market in Pakistan.

AIPIA to partner with drupa 2020. Photo: drupa.

AIPIA announces drupa 2020 partnership

How packaging can help brands in a mobile commerce world

By Jenny Eagle

AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association) has partnered with drupa 2020, printing technology show, to host a Members’ Village as well as demonstrations and presentations about Active & Intelligent Packaging technologies and how...

The Contura S400 is a more cost-effective alternative to water baths and gas-based testing used in other leak detection.

INFICON debuts latest leak detection tech in North America

By Beth Newhart

The Contura S400 made its North American debut at Pack Expo International in Chicago last week. It’s the latest in leak detection technology from Switzerland-based INFICON, a leader in processing and manufacturing for food, beverage, automotive and appliance...

More than 60,000 professional visitors from over 100 countries are anticipated at this year's event.

Food-Tech Eurasia preview

By Jim Cornall

DairyReporter will be attending Food-Tech Eurasia in Istanbul, Turkey, from October 31 to November 3, and had the opportunity to speak to Berkan Öner, vice general manager, Reed Tüyap Fairs Inc., about the annual event.

ValvPak features a rip-top opening that releases and recloses with one hand.

Cup vs. pouch debate ignited at Pack Expo

By Beth Newhart

Packaging viscous products in sealable pouches rather than plastic cups is a trend that’s gained a lot of steam in the last few years. At Pack Expo International in Chicago, the pros and cons of the pouch method were debated and innovations were on display....

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