Smart Packaging

Bosch Packaging Technology CEO Stefan König spoke to DairyReporter at Pack Expo International in Chicago.

Bosch delves into VR and talks sale of packaging tech division

By Beth Newhart

Bosch debuted its new VR planning tool technology at Pack Expo International this week, along with the new Midrange Endload Cartoner (MEC) and an update to its flow wrapper series. CEO Stefan König also spoke to DairyReporter about the ongoing sale of...

Hans van Schaik, MD, ECMA speaking at the ECMA Congress last week.

ECMA Congress 2018

ECMA revises its business strategy to tackle growing challenges

By Jenny Eagle

ECMA (The European Carton Makers Association) has revised its business strategy to tackle growing challenges within the industry such as Brexit, food safety, recruiting a younger workforce, currency fluctuations and sustainability.

PreScouter has identified 11 companies which offer smart packaging technologies. Photo: PreScouter.

PreScouter research report

‘Which smart packaging technologies are readily available in 2018’

By Jenny Eagle

Amcor’s MaXQ digital system, EVRYTHNG and ScanTrust Internet of Things (IoT), Smartglyph and MagicAdd are just some of the technologies identified by PreScouter research, which has led to readily available smart packaging in 2018.

For containers that need to be resealed after opening, a two-piece design is used. Pic: Selig

Delivering tamper-evident dairy packaging

By Jim Cornall

Demand from consumers and retailers for confidence in both the freshness and the integrity of food and drink products is stronger than ever.

The new range retains the same environmental credentials as the rest of the Tetra Pak portfolio.

Tetra Pak launches new packaging material effects​

By Jim Cornall

Tetra Pak has launched a suite of new packaging material effects, known as Tetra Pak Artistry, which the company said will help food and beverage producers revitalize the look and feel of their products.

Coveris Americas manufactures flexible plastic and paper products, including rollstock, bags and pouches, coextruded films, shrink films, coated substrates and labels.

Transcontinental acquires Coveris Americas

By Jim Cornall

Canadian company Transcontinental Inc. has agreed to acquire the business of Coveris Americas, a business held by Coveris Holdings S.A., a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., for US$1.32bn.

TRU Aseptics took over Wild/ADM's aseptic facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, last year.

TRU Aseptics receives Grade “A” Dairy license

By Mary Ellen Shoup

TRU Aseptics (TRU), a processor and contract manufacturer of low acid products, has been approved as a Grade “A” Dairy Manufacturer and Interstate Milk Shipper by the state of Wisconsin Dairy Inspection program.

Smurfit Kappa at drinktec last year. Photo: Smurfit Kappa.

Smurfit Kappa rejects International Paper buy-out

By Jenny Eagle

Smurfit Kappa has rejected a buy-out from International Paper Company (IP) because: ‘it fails to reflect the Group’s superior prospects as an independent business and represents a valuation multiple significantly below recent comparable transactions’.

The IDFA has urged the FDA to modernize dairy product manufacturing regulations that are

IDFA urges FDA to reform areas of dairy product manufacturing

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The IDFA has urged the FDA to make regulatory updates to dairy product manufacturing, including modernizing outdated standards of identity for dairy products, revising “overly burdensome” FSMA regulations, and extending the compliance date for the revised...

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