From organic food to eco-labels, sustainable sourced ingredients and traceability, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a set of manufacturer guidelines to optimize their packaging systems to drive the sustainability agenda.
From establishing the European license of Pure-Pak to creating a Roll Fed aseptic packaging business, Elopak celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and reflects on how the industry has changed over six decades.
The plastic packaging industry must close ranks to avoid the ‘force majeure’ tensions in 2015 says Roland Roth, president, German Plastics Packaging Association (IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen).
The acquisition of Constantia by Wendel for €2.3bn is ‘the most significant deal in the flexible packaging industry since Amcor’s acquisition of Alcan assets in 2009 ($2.8bn)’, according to Moorgate Capital, a corporate finance and Mergers and Acquisitions...
What role will active and intelligent components play in future food and drink packaging? We caught up with Chip Tonkin, director of the US based Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Interpack 2011 to find out.
The results of the inaugural FoodProductionDaily.com survey gauging the outlook for the food and drink processing industry reveal that commodity and packaging material price increases, the bugbear of the past few months, are proving a challenge for 80...
Beverage packaging design will revert away from a recent shift towards cost effectiveness, and back to longer-term trends such as added value and convenience, as countries begin to emerge from the recession, according to industry analyst Canadean.
Lightweighting can be a win-win strategy, reducing the impact of packaging on both the environment and profit margins but food and drink companies are learning that it is not always the best way forward.
Wal-Mart yesterday announced the online rollout of a "green"
ratingsystem for the packaging used by all of its product
suppliers, onethat will eventually determine who can sell to the
world's largest retailer.
Aluminium packaging giant Alcan is investing $55 million to build
and equip two new Russian plants - a clear indication that foreign
firms are beginning to take notice of the Russian packaging market,
writes Anthony Fletcher.
A recently published report from Research and Markets suggests that
the overall share of consumer spending is falling for food and
drink manufacturers and retailers in Europe, conditions that are
forcing companies to re-think on which...