Smart Packaging

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....

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’.